Former Uganda Cranes Captain, Andy Mwesiga has vowed to promote quality soccer in Kabale district and Kigezi region in general.
Mwesigwa was on Sunday Presiding over the soccer-to-Unite primary schools tournament finals at Kabale Municipal stadium.
The tournament that had attracted 36 was won by Canaan High primary School for boys while Kabale Primary School won the girls section.
While addressing soccer fans and other stakeholders, Mwesigwa noted that the region’s soccer can develop if it is well grounded right from the young generation.
“We should encourage our young children who like football to practice it on a daily basis as it may be their source of livelihood in future,” said Mwesigwa.
Mwesigwa further pledged to always bring sports experts to Kabale to train young footballers on how to uplift their skills.
He picked four players from Canaan High Primary School for a Post-Primary sponsorship in his Academy where they will pursue academics and soccer at the same time.
The players selected by Mwesigwa were Ishmael Arineitwe(Goal Keeper), Junior Niwamanya (Winger), Sofad Bikorwamukama (Defender) and Isaac Ainamaani (Midfielder).
Mwesigwa urged dream footballers to pursue academic excellence if they are to excel in the sport itself.
“Educated footballers are good for the development of the Sport because apart from talent, their level of exposure is undoubtedly reliable,” said Mwesigwa.
Speaking at the same platform, Keefa Kisaala, the former Uganda U20 head coach asked parents in the region to encourage their talented children to exercise more in the various sporting disciplines.
“You are well aware that football is a highly paying career if one is super talented in this field. I therefore ask parents to encourage their children to keep active in the field if they have shown interest in it,” he said.
Andrew Amanya, the Soccer-to-Unite chairperson said that they are currently aiming at offering more opportunities to Children who would wish to be better soccer players through the various tournaments they are championing