Queen Eagles Women FC and Coo-Rom Young Stars FC have won the Nwoya Football Mini League Tournament organised by TotalEnergies EP Uganda.
The matches played at Anaka primary school playground in Nwoya district saw Queen Eagles beat Queen Lioness 2-1 while Coo-Rom Young Stars beat Young Elephant Academy FC in penalty shootouts.
The annual tournament attracted 50 teams from sub-counties and town councils in Nwoya district from which 16 teams and eight teams for men and women respectively participated in the quarter and semi-finals that led to the grand finale.
Speaking at the grand finale, Ms Caroline Namyalo, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at TotalEnergies said the oil company supported women in its football organisation partnering with Nwoya District Football Association to ensure gender inclusion and equal opportunities for all.
“We are committed to organising this annual league because football is more than just a sport. It creates moments of celebration. It is an expression of collective joy and it is a health activity that provides for youth and women’s inclusion as well as talent promotion which are crucial for peaceful co-existence and development in our areas of operation,” she said.
Coo-Rom Young Stars celebrate with fans after being crowned champions of TotalEnergies EP Uganda’s Nwoya Football Mini League.
The winning teams took home trophies as the first and second runners received cash prizes, medals, sports regalia and certificates.
More outstanding participants including the best manager, coach, captain, midfielder, defender, top scorer, goalkeeper, man and woman of match as well as the most disciplined teams were recognised and awarded.
TotalEnergies EP Uganda’s Nwoya Football Mini League follows the pillars of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) including youth inclusion, education, talent development and value creation for people.
Mr Emmanuel Okello, the Nwoya District Chairman, presided over the event that took place on Saturday and also attended by representatives from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), the Northern Region Football Association, Uganda Petroleum Authority (PAU), district leaders and community members.