Airtel Rising Stars: Grace of Rays retain Buganda Region after defeating Five Stars.

Over the weekend, action took place as the young generation was showcasing their talent, in the Airtel Rising Stars soccer Tournament.
The games which kicked off on Friday 2nd August -Sunday 4th August 2019, saw over 16 boys’ teams and 8 girls team all competing. The 3-day event took place at Bukalasa Agricultural Institute Playgrounds.
In the boys’ finals, Grace of Rays’ Mubarak Mitala and Rashid goals inspired the defending champions to retain the Airtel Rising Stars Buganda Region title after defeating Five Stars (Njeru) 2-0.
The girl’s final was full of action as Kayindu Secondary School defeated (4-3) Tagy Girls in the penalties after 1-1 draw in the normal time.
Tagy Girls’ Kamiyat Naigaga, gave them a smart lead in the first half after scoring a beautiful freekick, but it was cancelled by Sarah Babirye’s goal of Kayindu SS in the second half.
Airtel Uganda the sponors of the tournament were represented by Regional Business Manager, Simon Byamukama. Other delegates at the event were Buganda Region Chairman Andy Kaweesa who applauded Airtel Uganda for the wonderful programme of promoting talent from the grassroots. FUFA Was represented by Chrispus Kallibala.
Accolades were as follows,
Main Prizes and Cash rewards
Boys
Champions: Rays of Grace (Main Trophy, Gold Medal and Shs 1.5M)
Runners up: Five Stars (Trophy, Silver Medals and 1M)
Girls
Champions: Kayindu Secondary School (Main Trophy, Gold Medals and 1.5 M)
Runners up: Tagy Girls (Trophy, Silver Medals and 1M)
Individual accolades
MVP Girls
Sarah Babirye (Kayindu)
MVP Boys
Mubarak Mitala (Rays of Grace)
Top Scorer Girls
Halima Nakampe with 6 goals (Tagy High)
Boys
Mubarak Mitala with 5 goals (Rays of Grace)
Best goalkeeper girls
Saidat Namwanje
Boys
Eliton Ssebowa (Five Stars)
At Sports256 we shall be giving you all the updates of the Airtel Rising Stars 2019

Hudson Mugweri

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