FUFA U-17 Juniors League: Soana Junior Team overcomes KCCA Soccer Academy to lift title

Soana Junior Team players celebrate after receiving their trophy and medals

FUFA U-17 Juniors  League:

Final: KCCA Soccer Academy 0 (2) – 0 (4) Soana Junior Team

Soana Junior Team are the champions of the 2016/17 FUFA U-17 Juniors league.

To win the title, Soana Junior Team overcame KCCA Soccer Academy in a well contested final played at the Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.

Soana Junior Team won 2-4 on post match penalties after normal time of the final match had ended goal-less on a wet turf.

KCCA Soccer Academy had a chance to wrap up the game in normal time but team skipper Francis Jurua missed his kick from the penalty mark 4 minutes to full time.

In the shoot out, Ivan Ssekide, Wilber Kabwama, Solomon Maiso and Emma Kizza were on target for Soana Junior Team.

Ivan Eriga and Denis Kato were on target for KCCA Soccer Academy as Francis Jurua once again missed his kick as well as Sadat Anaku.

FUFA first Vice President Justus Mugisha was the chief guest at the well attended and cheered final.

Mugisha was accompanied by FUFA Technical committee chairman Hamid Juma, Chairperson of KCCA F.C Julius Raymond Kabugo.

Individual Awards:

KCCA’s Ivan Asaba was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament. His teammate Sadat Anaku was top scorer with 27 goals.

Anaku top scored all the other players in the Treble group as Fred Massa of Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team was top scorer with 20 goals in Hat-trick group.

Soana Soccer Academy’s Jamil Bukenya won the golden gloves as best goalkeeper of the tournament.

This tournament was exclusively sponsored by FIFA who offered playing kits to all the 16 clubs in the league which included jerseys, boots, shin guards and sockings.

The referees who officiated this league were also trained through the FUFA–FIFA Young referees’ programme.

Each of the teams that took part was also facilitated with transport packages as well as a monthly remuneration for the respective head coach as salary.

This was the third edition of the FUFA U-17 Juniors league. KJT and Vipers won the first and second editions respectively.

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