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4th Siz Football Gala Impresses Entebbe with Talent and Excitement

What you need to know more about

  • In a tense U-15 final, Garuga Soccer Academy emerged victorious after a 6-5 win in the penalty shootout against Elite Soccer Academy, following a goalless draw in regular time.
  • Events like the Siz Football Gala play a crucial role in youth development, offering young athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents and gain valuable experience in a competitive setting.

The 4th Siz Football Gala, organized by the Siz Football Academy, brought together over 30 teams from various academies, competing in age groups of U-11, U-13, U-15, and U-17. The event, held in Entebbe during the first-term school holidays, showcased incredible talent and provided a platform for young players to shine.

Overview of the Gala

The primary goals of the Siz Football Gala were successfully achieved by the end of the event. These included creating a stage for showcasing football talent, bringing together holidaymakers, and providing entertainment for the community. The matches were held at multiple venues, including the main venue, Works Playground, as well as Entebbe SS Playground and the lakeside Katabi Gombolola Playground.

Final Matches and Results

U-11 Final:

  • Winner: Elgon Dove Academy
  • Score: Elgon Dove Academy 4-0 Bugabo Soccer Academy

Elgon Dove Academy dominated the U-11 final, defeating Bugabo Soccer Academy 4-0. Junior Kisirinya was the star of the match, scoring a hat-trick, with Sharif Ssegujja adding another goal.

U-13 Final:

  • Winner: Streamline Football Academy
  • Score: Streamline Football Academy 1-0 Mentor Soccer Academy

Streamline Football Academy clinched the U-13 title with a narrow 1-0 victory over Mentor Soccer Academy.

U-15 Final:

  • Winner: Garuga Soccer Academy
  • Score: Garuga Soccer Academy 0 (6) – 0 (5) Elite Soccer Academy
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In a tense U-15 final, Garuga Soccer Academy emerged victorious after a 6-5 win in the penalty shootout against Elite Soccer Academy, following a goalless draw in regular time.

U-17 Final:

  • Winner: Garuga Soccer Academy
  • Score: Garuga Soccer Academy 0 (5) – 0 (4) Makindye Beez

Garuga Soccer Academy secured a second trophy in the U-17 category by defeating Makindye Beez 5-4 in another penalty shootout after a scoreless match.

Individual Awards and Recognitions

The gala also recognized outstanding individual performers:

  • Most Valuable Player: Rogers Muyomba (Elite Football Academy)
  • Top Scorer U-15: Emmanuel Nsamba (Garuga Soccer Academy)
  • Best Goalkeeper U-15: Swalleh Maganda (Garuga Soccer Academy)
  • Top Scorer U-17: Junior Egesa (Green Light Academy)
  • Best Goalkeeper U-17: Patrick Sserugo (Makindye Beez)
  • Top Scorer U-13: Desmond Okeng (Streamline Academy)
  • Best Goalkeeper U-13: Norman Kaaya (Streamline Academy)

The Experience and Atmosphere

The Siz Football Gala not only focused on the competition but also created an engaging environment for spectators. The event drew a diverse crowd, including families, football enthusiasts, and scouts, all eager to witness the next generation of football talent.

The young players displayed remarkable skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship, making the matches thrilling and entertaining. The enthusiasm from the crowd and the energetic atmosphere contributed to the overall success of the event.

Future Prospects

The Siz Football Academy has already announced that the fifth edition of the gala will take place during the second-term school holidays. This announcement has generated excitement among participants and fans, who are eager to see how the event will continue to grow and develop.

The organizers plan to build on the success of this year’s event by introducing more teams and possibly expanding the categories. They also aim to enhance the experience for both players and spectators, ensuring that the Siz Football Gala remains a premier event in the Ugandan football calendar.

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The Impact on Youth Development

Events like the Siz Football Gala play a crucial role in youth development, offering young athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents and gain valuable experience in a competitive setting. These tournaments also provide exposure to scouts and coaches who can identify promising players for further development.

For many of these young players, participating in the Siz Football Gala is a stepping stone to greater opportunities in their football careers. It helps them build confidence, learn the importance of teamwork, and understand the competitive nature of the sport.

Community Involvement and Support

The success of the Siz Football Gala is also attributed to the strong community involvement and support. Local businesses, volunteers, and football enthusiasts played a significant role in ensuring the event ran smoothly. Their contributions, whether through sponsorships, volunteering time, or simply cheering from the sidelines, were invaluable.

Conclusion

The 4th Siz Football Gala left a lasting impression in Entebbe, achieving its objectives of showcasing talent, providing entertainment, and fostering community spirit. The event highlighted the potential of young footballers and the importance of supporting youth sports initiatives.

As we look forward to the fifth edition, it’s clear that the Siz Football Gala has established itself as a significant event in the Ugandan sports calendar. It continues to inspire young athletes and bring communities together, celebrating the beautiful game of football.

The schedules for the final matches are as follows:

U-11 Final: Elgon Dove Academy vs. Bugabo Soccer Academy at 10:00 AM, Works Playground
U-13 Final: Streamline Football Academy vs. Mentor Soccer Academy at 12:00 PM, Entebbe SS Playground
U-15 Final: Garuga Soccer Academy vs. Elite Soccer Academy at 2:00 PM, Katabi Gombolola Playground
U-17 Final: Garuga Soccer Academy vs. Makindye Beez at 4:00 PM, Works Playground

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With each edition, the Siz Football Gala continues to grow in popularity and impact, paving the way for the future stars of Ugandan football.

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