The first edition of the Vodafone & Liverpool International FC Football Academy climaxed this Saturday with a graduation ceremony of the participating kids, following two weeks of training on ‘Liverpool way’.
Over 480 kids from over 20 schools in Kampala received medals, certificates and other memorabilia from Vodafone and Liverpool after the intense coaching by four top qualified Liverpool Academy coaches and Legend John Barnes one of the biggest stars of English football.
John Barnes, who was in the country last week, had a brief playing session with some of the kids and inculcated in them ideals that Liverpool FC champions.
The Commissioner in-charge of Sports, Omara Apita commissioned the closing Ceremony at the Lugogo hockey grounds.
Omara is happy to be part of the Academy that has given the young ones who are passionate about football a good start to realizing their dreams and hopes the kids will use the kills to become professional footballers that will lift the Image of this country.
According to the Vodafone CEO, Allan Richardson, Vodafone Uganda is committed to creating opportunities that will provide a ladder for talented young boys and girls to climb to stardom and hope the kids will evoke the spirit of practicing skills they picked from the Liverpool coaches.
The football academy falls under Vodafone Uganda’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and is designed to give “Power to you” the community in which the company operates.
Vodafone Uganda is the latest provider of 4G-LTE high-speed broadband data services in Kampala and Greater Kampala. The company aims to empower its customers to be confidently connected, hence making their lives simpler, and rewarding.