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2021 Genesis Invitational U-12 & U-9 Tournament:

U-9 (Carnival Event):


Genesis 1-0 Soccer of Life
Most Valuable Player (MVP):


Final: Super Bullet 1-0 Police Kids
Most Valuable Player (MVP):

Joram Muhame (Police Kids)
Top Net Busters:

Kelly Nsubuga (Super Bullets) – 10 Goals
Chris Mwanje (Super Bullets) – 9 Goals

Remarkably vibrant for the original Amber Von Tussle in the musical version of Hairspray, Laura Ashley Bell Bundy, is also popular for her quote “It always amazes me when I see young people with raw talent and passion.”

The American actress and singer, 40, is on record for the quote that has been recited time over and again.

Bundy was indeed identify-on for the confession given the abundant natural talent that is always exhibited with passion.

Exactly, this was the case during 2021 Genesis Invitational U-12 and U-9 (carnival) tournament held on the 59th anniversary of Uganda’s Independence celebrations at the Kasedde Memorial Grounds in Ngandu, Mukono District.

Right from kick-off of this day-long championship, the energy and anxiety from the youngsters could easily be noticed by the passionate characterize on the slippery and muddy surface after the earlier rains.

Basically, all the meaningful attributes of the beautiful game were fully on the showcase; close ball control, awesome positioning, quick eye, ball dispensing (short and long diagonal passes), dribbling, heading, ball protection technique, shooting, defending, eye catching flicks and flips all served to perfection.

By close of business on the busy day that attracted as many as 8 teams in the U-12 event in addition as 4 teams in the carnival event (U-9), Genesis Academy (U-9) and Super Bullets (U-12) emerged champions.

Genesis edged Soccer of Life 1-0 in the final match as Super Bullet needed the same score-line to triumph over Police Kids.

There were a associate of positives to report home and most importantly, the goals rained.

At a time the country is seeking for prolific goal scorers to emulate the mythical Mujid Musisi Mukiibi (R.I.P), this is a meaningful development to observe especially at the grass-root stage where certain basics of the game are emphasized.

In total, 63 goals were scored in as many as 22 matches.

The break-down:

During the U-12 category 13 goals in group A from 6 matches and 25 goals in group B in six games in addition.

The 8 goals in the two semi-finals and one goal in the final.

For the U-9 catergory, 15 goals were scored in 6 matches during the group stages and 1 goal in the final.

For the record, there are particular names that will engraved in the high archives of this tournament.

Police Kids’ Joram Muhame was Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the U-12 catergory and Evans in the U-9.

Super Bullets’ duo of Kelly Nsubuga and Chris Mwanje netted 10 and 9 goals respectively.

The tournament had the magnetic forces to lure the Uganda Premier League Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bernard Bainamani, former Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) vice President and Director of the Aliguma Foundation Ritah Aliguma, Joseph Segawa ( Kirangira District councillor and owner of Segawa Sports Center), among others.

Kirangira District councillor Joseph Segawa also owner of Segawa Sports Centre donates a ball to Genesis

Founder of the Genesis Football Academy and Nation Media Group journalist George Katongole Kiwanuka, a die-hard enthusiast of youth football elucidated upon the aims and objectives for the Genesis Invitational championship.

The Genesis Invitational tournament was aimed at giving young players competition while learning from already established academies.

George Katongol Kiwanuka, Founder Genesis Football Academy

Genesis Football Academy chairman John Bosco Ssebaana openly expressed his gratitude with the complete organization and arrangement.

It is always our goal at Genesis Football Academy to do activities that meet the needs of every kid. Providing competition to our young players is a way to test their abilities. Most of our kids aren’t able to go to standard academies but by such experiences, they can have special experiences themselves.Football is going to be there but at the end of the day, kids have to be empowered to manage success or failure that comes with it.

John Bosco Ssebaana, Genesis Football Academy Chairman

Chief guest Aliguma in her address emphasized the children to double sports and front education.

I urge the young children doing sports to keep in school and continue healthy lifestyles

Ritah Aliguma, Director Aliguma Foundation and Former Vice President USPA
She donated an assortment of football equipment to Genesis academy including balls, bibs, movable goals, among others.

Special guest Bainamani promoted youth teams to be well structured to permit specialized development into the game.

For starters, Genesis Football Academy was officially started during the second lockdown of the Coronavirus pandemic on May 11, 2021 to offer children top level training while seeking opportunities for the youngsters.

The academy has players from the age of six to thirteen with more than 30 children so far under head coach Angela Kauma, formerly at Kampala University and Maroons as a player.

The academy is also planning to great number an empowerment camp on November 13 this year as a way of setting big time benchmarks and team-oriented goals.

Like Laura Ashley Bell Bundy, it indeed mesmerizes to see young people with raw talent and the due passion.

Of course, this comes with determination, zeal, parental sustain and guidance in addition as the ethusisam from all the parties at play.

Genesis Invitational Football Competition 2021:

U-12 Results

Group A

Soccer For Life 0-0 Maroons
Genesis 1-4 Kings Town
Kings Town 0-2 Maroons
Genesis 1-0 Soccer For Life
Maroons 1-3 Genesis
Kings Town 0-1 Soccer For Life
Group B

Naguru Police Kids 6-1 Kim Ravan
Super Bullets 4-1 Lion of Judah
Naguru Police Kids 0-3 Super Bullet
Lion of Judah 0-0 Naguru Police Kids
Kim Ravan 1-3 Lion of Judah
Super Bullets 6-0 Kim Ravan
Semi Finals

Genesis 1-2 Police Kids
Super Bullets 4-1 Soccer of Life

Super Bullet 1-0 Police Kids
Top Net Busters:

Kelly Nsubuga (Super Bullets) – 10 Goals
Chris Mwanje (Super Bullets) – 9 Goals
Most Valuable Player (MVP):

Joram Muhame (Police)

Carnival Event (U-9)

Genesis 1-1 Lion of Judah
Maroons 1-1 Soccer of Life
Soccer of Life 4-1 Lion of Judah
Genesis 0-0 Maroons
Soccer of Life 1-3 Genesis
Lion of Judah 1-1 Maroons
Table Standings:

Genesis – 8 Points
Soccer of Life – 4 Points
Maroons – 3 Points
Lion of Judah – 2 Points
Final: Genesis 1-0 Soccer of Life

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Evans


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