AIRTEL RISING STARS: Airtel Ends Massive Sports Outreach as Teams Gear Up for Airtel Rising Stars National Tournament

In August, the Airtel Rising Stars 2019 regional tournaments climaxed at Masindi with players from Kitara and Western regions battling for a chance to represent their regions in the upcoming national tournament slated from 4th – 7th September in Kampala.
In the Kitara region, Kiryandongo’s Erima Soccer Academy defeated Kabalega Secondary School 2-1 while Fort Portal’s Tooro Queens prevailed over Panyadoli 4-3 in penalty kicks after normal time had ended 1 – 1. For the Western region, Shuuku High School beat Kisoro based Young Simba 3-2 in post-match penalties while Unique High School were the boys’ champions.
The tournament that begun in June 2019 also incorporated a massive Corporate Social Responsibility activity in which the telco handed over goal posts, soccer nets and balls to 40 schools countrywide as a way of keeping the football talent alive even after the tournament and further facilitate the development of the sport within schools and communities. Football teams in Lira, Masindi, Kabale, Kampala, Soroti and Luweero have all benefitted from the initiative over the past two months.
According to the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, “Every year we invest greatly in the development of football talent through our Airtel Rising Stars tournament. Now in its 8th year, we felt it prudent to hand over sports equipment to empower schools and local communities with the tools to foster football talent,” he stated.
Since 2011, the Airtel Rising Stars grassroots football tournament has given talented boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 an opportunity to compete against fellow youth from across the country with hopes of being scouted to join the local league, football clubs all over the world and the Uganda national team. Today, the tournament boasts of players such as Farouk Miya, Kezron Kizito, Allan Okello, Shaban Mohammad, Martin Kiiza, Fazila Ikwaput and many others wo currently play for top local and international clubs as well as the national team.
The Airtel Rising Stars Final tournament will be played on 4th to 7th September at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo. Sickle Cells testing will continue during this tournament.
At Sports256, we shall give you all the updates of the 2019 Airtel Rising Stars Nationals.

Hudson Mugweri

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