Prizes At Stake. Ismail Mukoiko, the L.C III Councillor of Banda Zone B1 has a glimpse of the trophies, medals and jerseys at stake for the winners and other top performing teams.
Annual Slums Soccer Tournament
Boys U-16 Final
Kiganda FC vs. Tiger Junior FC
Women of Purpose vs. AQ I
Tiger FC vs. Kawenja
Finals start at 2pm
Results - Semifinals
Young Stars AQ 1-2 Kiganda FC
Ubuntu FC 2-3 Tiger Junior FC
Semifinals - Women
Kiganda FC 0-1 AQ I
Women of Purpose 2-0 AQ II
Semifinals - Men
Mbuya 0-1 Tiger FC
NBA 2-2 Kawenja
Kawenja won 5-2 after post-match penalties
Biggest Prize: The overall winners of the men's category at this sixth edition will take home a bull.
Forty-five action-packed days climax this afternoon with three thrilling finals as the curtains come down on the sixth edition of the Aliguma Foundation-organised Annual Slums Soccer Tournament at Acholi Quarters Playground.
Forty-six teams started the competition on December 1st, now six remain and only three will grab overall titles in the respective categories of the tournament supported by UEFA Foundation For Children through its Sports and Resilience Empowerment Project (SREP), United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) and Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) amongst several other partners and well-wishers.
The prizes at stake will force the best out of the teams as no other edition has ever won a bull and goats before.
The norm has previously been trophies, certificates and medals.
But the tale of the tape has been changed with sets of jerseys and a surprise - prize money - added to the catalog of giveaways for the deserved individuals and winners of the day.
When the games kickoff at 2pm (East African Time), Kiganda FC, who outmuscled Young Stars 2-1 - one of the 16 teams that registered for the tournament from Acholi Quarters (AQ) - must overcome another team from the AQ stable in Tiger Junior FC.
Tiger outlasted Ubuntu FC 3-2 in a thrilling semifinal, thanks to goals from Razak, Kalaba and Dan, will have the psychological edge as they will have the home crowd's deafening support.
Contenders: Acholi Quarters entered 16 teams into the competition and a handful of their franchises are lined-up to pick some silverware today.
The much-anticipated men's final will witness Kawenja wrestle for the title with defending champions Tiger FC.
But before that the women's final will offer the curtain raiser with Team AQ I up against crowd favourites Women of Purpose.
Alfred Onenchan is gunning for the top scorer's boot but he must stave off Alvin Okot of Banda Select.
Women and U-16 Boys winners will feast on goats and don brand new jerseys at a function that will be graced by UNHCR representative Joel Boutroue, Italian Ambassador Mazzanti Massimiliano and Aliguma Foundation's CEO Ritah Aliguma.
Action-Packed: It is going to be all about action right from the U-16 Boys category to the Men's final between defending champions Tiger and Kawenja.
Former Champions – Men
2021: Tiger FC
2020: Luigi Slum