Joe Kigozi Academy-JKA came in second position with nine (9) points in the UYFA National Inter-Academy League U15 Boys Nakawa region – Kampala.
Despite not becoming the Champions after winning three and losing two out of five games, the boys showed character, composure and high level football knowledge. This left every person watching amazed and wanting for more from the youngsters.
Catherine Kabura, the academy Operations Manager noted that participating in the league will be a learning step for the players going forward.
"The boys really pulled off a tremendous performance and looking forward to more engagement. This has given exposure to our players because they were motivated so much. Our coaches will be able to observe each player’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to improve,” – she noted.
Mr. Joseph Kigozi, the founder also congratulated the boys for the good performance. Mr. Kigozi however emphasized that at Joe Kigozi Academy, the team going forward will follow a 3Ps philosophy of Pass, Press and Possession.
“Well done team. However, going forward we should focus on the 3Ps; Pass, Press and Possession. This will be the new way to measure our performance – not the wins or goals scored,” – he emphasized.
Parents also appreciated the work done by the management, coaches and players as Mr. Absolom Mppeirwe Yowas one of the parents stated:
“On behalf of all parents and myself, I extend my special thanks to management, and technical team. What made me excited most is that JKA had the right Team in terms of real age bracket and the best football display (Kawoowo). Thanks to our Kids bambe, they are amazing!”
Besides being second in the league, JKA Goalkeeper Ogwang Nathan was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament; something explanatory of how far the academy has come and where it is going.