The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will on March 26 officially launch the ‘Presidential Youth Cup’ whose pioneer edition will attract eight secondary school teams representing different FUFA regions.
Rogers Mulindwa, the FUFA spokesman said participation will be by selection and the invitations have already been sent to the targeted institutions. These include Old Kampala SS (Kampala Region), Jinja Progressive Academy (Eastern), Rutoma SS (Western), Mvara SS (West Nile) and Bishop Negri from the Northern Region.
Others are St. Marys’ Kitende SS (Buganda), Soroti SS (North East) and St. Edwards Bukumi SS from Kitara Region. Two schools including St. Juliana SS and Rock High, Tororo are reserved on the waiting list in case any of the above turns down the offer.
Eddy Butindo has been named the chairperson of this Presidential Youth Cup Organising Committee with Richard Kimera, Haruna Mawanda Jjunju, Joseph Mutaka and Janet Makubuya as members. Asuman will also attend in his capacity as the Technical Director.
The tournament that kicks off on March 26 at Njeru Technical Centre will have the participants reporting two days earlier for proper preparations. Legible players must have been born on January 1 1997 or later and must be students. The finals will be played on March 29.