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Stage Set For Seventh Slums Soccer Finale

DAY’S SCHEDULE

Main Final – 4pm

NBA Shooting Stars vs. Nakawa Boys

U-14 Junior Boys – 2pm

Hilton vs. Nobels

U-13 Junior Boys – 3pm

Hilton vs. AQ Select Soccer Academy

Women Friendly – 1pm

Naguru Select vs. AQ Select

Netball Women’s Final – 12pm

Bluewave vs. Hilton

Curtain Raiser Match – 10am

Village elders vs. Community Elders



A show of thrills and frills is on the cards for the seventh edition of the Banda Slums Soccer Tournament at the Acholi Quarters Playground this Sunday – January 22, 2023.


The word busy will be redefined with a beehive of activities lined up on the day starting from 9am until the early evening hours with a glittering closing and awards ceremony that will be graced by a galaxy of dignitaries from slum-dwellers’ communities and those in the corridors of power in Uganda’s sporting circles.


Ismail Mukoiko, the L.C III Councillor Banda Parish Zone, who is also the tournament organiser in partnership with The Aliguma Foundation, noted that the main final between NBA Shooting Stars and Nakawa Boys will kick off at 4pm.


Surprise Packages: NBA Shooting Stars are in the final and have a chance to win their first title. (Photo/Aliguma Foundation Media)

New winner

For the first time since the inception of the tournament, there will be a new winner. The two most dominant sides; defending champions Acholi Quarters-based Tigers FC and mainstay finalists Luigi FC will miss out on the coveted finals for the first time, too.

NBA Shooting Stars boast of the bragging rights of ejecting Tigers FC 5-4 on penalties after the two sides’ semi final duel ended 0-0 in normal time.

Little-known Nakawa Boys also made it to the coveted final whose winner will take home a cow, trophy, medals and an undisclosed cash prize.

Their claim to fame was dislodging Luigi FC in post-match penalties and will take lots of discipline for them to tame the much fancied NBA Shooting Stars.