By George Businge
Masaka United FC of Kigwera sub county has emerged champion of the 5th Edition of the Total mini football league, 2018 after beating Ex-International FC 4-2 goals in a penalty shoot-outs during a thrilling match that was played at Ndandamire primary school playgrounds in Buliisa district on Saturday December 15, 2018.
The Total mini league final match between the two clubs; all from Wanseko landing site in Buliisa district ended a goalless draw before heading into penalty shoot-outs to determine the champion of the mini league. Masaka United FC was handed-over the big trophy amidst cheers.
and ululations from their fans for keep after winning the league for the last three years consecutively. The losers’ match played between Ngwedo Town FC and Total E&P Uganda FC ended 3-1 and Ngwedo Town FC took the 3rd position while Total E&P Uganda emerged 4th best team.
Buliisa district LC5 chairman, Simon Agaba Kinene who was the chief guest at the final, applauded Total E&P Uganda for organizing this league which has helped in talent identification and development among the young people of Buliisa district.
He later on handed over a trophy, a bull, and Awango by Total solar lamps to the winning teams and other participating teams.
According to Chris Ocowun, the Total E&P Uganda Public Relations Officer, Total E&P Uganda the company launched the mini-football league in 2014 with the aim of fostering interaction, promoting and strengthening relationships between the company and the communities living in their areas of operations.
The function was attended by local authorities and local communities from Buliisa district, Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties as well as staff of TOTAL E&P Uganda. Through such leagues Ocowun notes that Total E&P Uganda hopes foster interaction with the communities while promoting and strengthening relationship within its area of operations.
The Total E&P Uganda mini football league 2018 attracted 8 teams from Kigwera and Ngwedo sub counties in Buliisa district and they include; Masaka United FC, Total E&P Uganda FC, Ngwedo Town FC, Katanga FC, Kilyango Supershine FC, Avogera Red Bull FC, Kiyere FC and Ex-International FC. All the matches were played in a very friendly and entertaining manner that ended without any serious injuries to the players.
Once again, this mini-football league as provided Total E&P Uganda an opportunity to continuously interact, engage, communicate and work together with our neighboring communities to not only build mutually beneficial and lasting relationships but also enhance the culture of togetherness.
The Total E&P Uganda mini football league kicked-off on November 24, 2018 under the management of Buliisa District Football Association, and ended on December 15th, 2018.