Entebbe Junior League to feed Uganda Premier League

A new youth football league is currently ongoing in Entebbe Sub District with 12 teams with players below the age of 15 (U15).

The league dubbed the Entebbe Junior League is propelled with the intent to identify and support talented players that will feed into the national leagues especially the FUFA Big League and the Startimes Uganda Premier League.

Currently the national elite clubs rely on the Post Primary league- Copa Cocacola, Airtel Rising Stars, Buganda Masaza Cup and the youth league which are not suitable platforms for the U15s.

According to one of the League initiators, Ramathan Kasirye, the league will help bridge the gap between the professional league player drafts and hopes the outfit will boost the country’s football quality.

“Covid-19 caused a relapse to youth football since the youth league has been off for over 18 months now, we believe this is a chance to regain momentum,” Kasirye said

“We have also acquired services of some junior referees to officiate matches of their peers, I think this is an interesting gestures to boost the sport.” he added

Some of the youngsters told Gateway News that the league is a dream come true for them after spending nearly two years on non competitive football.

The league is made up of table leaders Streamline Soccer Academy, Panthers Soccer Academy, Bulega Soccer Academy, Waggagai Warriors, St Padre Pio, Pro Soccer Academy, Young Santos, Entebbe City, Taggy High School, Mutungo Soccer Academy, VT Soccer Academy and Sports Academy Bulega.

On matchday 1, Streamline Soccer Academy beat Waggagai Warriors in an 8-1 thriller, Entebbe City thumped Mutungo 3 to nil, Bulega Soccer Academy beat Taggy 2-0, while Panthers played in a 2-2 draw against St. Padre Pio.

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