The curtains were drawn on the sixth edition of the Annual Slums Soccer Tournament on January 15th, 2022 at the refurbished Acholi Quarters Playground.
The tournament, played in the midst of the never-relenting Covid-19 pandemic, was a celebration of the ‘Ndi Mwana – The Cry of A Girl Child’ campaign that was launched on May 29th 2021 and has successfully run for 10 months now.
A total of 46 teams; six Women, 14 U-16 Boys and 26 Men’s outfits took part in the fast-rising tournament and a plethora of goals were scored throughout the 45 days of action.
Newsworthy: Journalists, like the fans and natives of Acholi Quarters, turned up in droves to capture the action on the final day of the 6th Annual Slums Soccer Tournament.
Very many highs
The final day produced 16 goals – seven of them as post-match penalties in the curtain raiser played between Acholi Quarters Leaders and Ababedde alias Big Boys.
The prizes were something the slums have never witnessed. But more so, the goals were a beauty to watch and are worth a second glance.
We cannot thank all our partners; UEFA Foundation For Children, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Standard Chartered Bank and all other well-wishers for their continued support to our noble causes.
Enjoy our short video recap of the final day as Tiger FC made it two titles on the bounce.