The 2019 Tapin-Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA) U-15 championship successfully climaxed on Sunday at Kako Secondary School with Sparta 09 Academy winning the overall championship.
Sparta 09 had to overcome Alfa Soccer Academy in a hotly contested final.
Alfred Ssebunya scored the only goal that separated the two sides.
A total of 26 teams qualified from the different parts of the country in the games held in Greater Masaka Sub-Region.
TapIn Uganda Youth Football League which is Uganda’s first nationally based youth league will be organizing youth league backed up by Technology provided by TapinMobile Solutions, a move that has been welcomed by football governing body Fufa.
According to Fufa, this is a good idea by their new strategic partners for developing grassroots football.
At the games in Masaka, TapIn Uganda was represented by Regional Director Dixon Kagurusi Ampumuza while Tapin Mobile Solutions was represented by Vice President Linus Wanyama
This annual event was organized by the Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA) in full support of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and the anchor sponsors Tapin – Mobile Solutions.
The excelling teams and individual players were given different accolades during the official prize-giving ceremony also graced by the FUFA second vice president Darius Mugoye, FUFA Executive member Chris Kalibala, the Federation Football development officer Ali Mwebe, Bashir Mutyaba (FUFA Youth football officer), FUFA Youth football delegates among other officials.
The 2020 edition will be hosted by Eastern region in a district yet to be confirmed.
2019 Tapin – UYFA U-15 Championship:
- Finals: Sparta 09 1-0 Alfa Soccer Academy
- 3rd Place play-off: Kampala Junior Team (KJT) 1-0 Mbarara Sports Academy
- Most Valuable Player (MVP): Abasi Kyeyune (KJT)
- Top Scorer: Erickson Katende – 9 Goals (Alfa Soccer Academy)
- Best Goalkeeper: Richard Tebele (Sparta 09)
- Fair Play Award: Kasese Airfield
- Kampala Junior Team’s Abasi Kyeyune was named the most valuable player of the tournament.
- Alfa Soccer Academy striker Erickson Katende was top scorer with nine goals.
- Richard Tebele of Sparta 09 Academy was named the best goalkeeper.
- Kasese Airfield Academy took home the fair play award.