The long waited inaugural FUFA Tv Cup finally kicked off on Saturday 10th June 2023 with match day one group A morning fixture between Mengo Senior School which took the bragging rights over Makerere College School at Makerere Main ground full time result 4-1 in favour of the visitors.
The tournament is organized and sponsored by the sport’s governing body – FUFA through its flagship brand FUFA Tv targets to re-introduce the game of football in the traditional academic giants in Uganda.
FUFA hopes that the Cup can help rejuvenate the spirit of the game in these traditional schools that have been left behind by the current competitions.
According to Fufa president – Magogo, by providing ‘a fair competitive platform for the traditional secondary schools’ with the rest of the schools, the tournament has been designed to give an opportunity to football players, referees and coaches at traditional secondary schools more re-known for academic excellence, to undertake football development in a safe, secure and technically managed environment without compromising academics.
The opening game attracted dignitaries including FUFA President Hon. Magogo Hassim Moses, Fufa administrators led by chairperson tournament organising committee and executive Committee Member Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe, national team’s manager Patrick Ntege, former national team Cranes players Hassan Wasswa and Tony Mawejje.
Macos went into the lead in the 8th minute through Brian Mukulu to send the home fans and students wild but this was short-lived as they conceded three more goals before the end of the first half and one goal minutes into the second half.
A brace from Ambrose Adea(25), Ukasha Ssentamu (34 & 59) and John Senfuma (40) gave Mengo Senior School the win.
The return leg of The FUFA Tv Cup gets underway this Friday 16th June that will see Makerere College School visit Mengo Senior School. The visitors will be aiming at nothing but revenge.