Eight teams – four apiece – from the respective U-10 and U-14 boys categories graced the first-ever Holiday Slums Soccer Gala at the Acholi Quarters Playground.
Keeping It Real: There was a beehive of activity at the Acholi Quarters Playground, located in Kireka - Banda - a suburb of Kampala City, as the U-10 and U-14 boys tussled it out on the pitch. (Photos/AF Media)
Nobles and Hardgun won the respective Under 14 and Under 10 Boys categories of the one-day event overseen by the foundation’s volunteer coaches; Thomas Lodio, Pius Kiwoyelo, Christopher Okeny, Ambrose Otim.
The event is one of the activities the Aliguma Foundation alongside their biggest promoter Ismail Mukoiko – the L.C III Councilor of Banda Parish – to ensure that the teenagers stay away from the many bad vices that are encountered by the disadvantaged youth on a daily in slum areas.
The UEFA Foundation for Children, with its dedication to improving the lives of children worldwide through football, played a crucial role in making this event a reality.
Nottingham Forest player Ola Aina, Juventus player Gleison Bremer and Brazilian physiotherapist Matteo Cicatiello, also deserve special recognition for their involvement and contributions to the foundation's mission.