Uganda’s lone goal was scored through a penalty by team captain Fauzia Najjemba in the 73rd minute of the game. With the current result, Uganda maintains the first position of the tournament’s table standings, followed by fellow title contender, Ethiopia.
The tournament, which had been since suspended for the past 18 months following the covid19 pandemic outbreak in 2020 resumed on Saturday and attracted 21 rugby football clubs from majorly Mbale, Jinja and Soroti.
The selected team was chosen after posting impressive results in the Source of the Nile Half Marathon Competitions held in Jinja this morning. The run attracted 138 athletes from 22 athletics clubs all over the country.
They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
According to Patrick Bamukunda Batukura, the Assistant Chief Commissioner in charge of Training at the Uganda Scouts Association –USA, the winning teams will be taken through training to ensure they win at regional level as well.
Mujuni says children as young as five years of age were cited at the National Scouts Camping site in Kaazi, a suburb of Wakiso district during this year’s national competition. This he says is against scouting guidelines.
This follows a petition filed by Uganda Martyrs Hugh School, which implicated three players of Kisozi seed School David Ssemukaro, Emmanuel Ngabonziza and Geoffrey Mivule, who are not students of the school.
Jackson Magala, the teams Head Coach says that the squad was chosen after 10 days training at Fufa technical centre where a group of 30 players exhibited their skills and those who failed to measure up to the expected standards were discontinued from the team.
The Kampala region team drew 1 all with Buganda region in full time pushing the match to penalty shootouts. Kampala region netted 6 goals against five managed by Buganda region. The final match between the Western region under 17 girls team and Kitara region also ended in a goalless draw.
John Ssempebwa, the Deputy Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board says that teaching heritage education, students will have a better appreciation of their heritage. He says that the inter-school history competition is meant to make history and culture more interesting to the young people.