With four days to the highly anticipated FUFA Tv Cup tournament, the mood is great right from the eight participating schools’ former students to the administrators, players and coaches. All can’t wait for the newly born FUFA baby to be played under the Theme “Excellence in Academics and Sports”.
Administrators from the the invited schools are grateful to FUFA for the initiative and have expressed their excitement ahead of kick off this weekend on Saturday 10th June 2023.
John Fred Kazibwe – Headmaster King’s College Budo
“FUFA Tv Cup is a new innovation which is going to help motivate us to participate in soccer because it has started on a right note. It is involving schools with good solid character that we are sure students are going to be playing and competing amongst themselves. It will motivate them to develop their talent and also stand a chance of being identified by clubs in the country and the National team.”
“We are extremely prepared for the competition and our expectation is nothing other than taking the trophy.”
Okwanga Pius – Namilyango College
“The Jerseys we received from FUFA are good and with nice material. FUFA chose our traditional colours as our home jersey and it is really nice.”
“We were glad and happy when we got the opportunity from FUFA to participate in this 8 team tournament of traditional schools. We are very happy for the equipment and we shall use them well. We can’t wait to kick off”
Mugerwa Moses – Makerere College School
“We are very happy for the equipment, and we shall use them well.”
The eight traditional schools invited for the inaugural tournament received sports equipment during a function held at the FUFA Headquarters in Mengo last week.
Each participating team received two sets of jerseys (home and away), 10 footballs each and two captain arm bands per school.
The teams were pooled into two groups.
Group A: Makerere College School, King’s College Budo, St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Mengo Senior School
Group B: Namilyango College, Jinja College, Busoga College Mwiri, Kiira College Butiki
The tournament will kick off on 10th June 2023 with two explosive fixtures that will see Makerere College School hosting Mengo Senior school at the Makerere University Main Ground at 10am while Kiira College Butiki up against Namilyango College at 4pm.
The following day 11th June 2023 will have St Mary’s College Kisubi and King’s College Budo lock horns in what will be dubbed the ‘FUFA Tv Blockbuster schools derby’ in Kisubi at 4pm.
The Busoga region schools clash has Busoga College Mwiri hosting Jinja College in Mwiri at 10am.
The return leg matches will be played between 14th -17th June.
The Semifinals also to be played on a home and away basis will be held on 21st June 2023 (1st leg) and 25th June 2023 (return leg).
The final to be played over match will be held on 1st July 2023.