Vipers Junior Team has clinched the 2017/18 FUFA Juniors League championship a Championship which is for players Under 18 years that was started in 2015.
This followed a 0-1 victory in the final over Onduparaka Junior Team at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo – Kampala on Tuesday, 19th June 2018.
Sula Mpanga’s lone strike two minutes inside the second half of the well attended game led Vipers SC JT to the victory.
Vipers defended gallantly following offensive threats from Iddi Abdul Wahid, Anthony Kent, Salim Abdallah and Abdul Shakur of Onduparaka Junior team.
Onduparaka’s Silas Draku was sent off in the closing stages of the game for unsporting conduct.
This is the second time that Vipers Junior Team are champions of this league after the 2015/16 triumph. The final was attended by FUFA second Vice President Darius Mugoye, FUFA Executive Committee member Chris Kalibala, FUFA Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu, Onduparaka Patron Hon. Bernard Atiku, FUFA Delegates, coaches, Airtel Uganda Brand and Strategy Manager Noela Byuma among others.
Vipers Junior Team earned Shs. 5M as prize money and Onduparaka Junior Team was rewarded with Shs 2M.
Vipers’ Moses Bakabulindi was named MVP, KCCA’s Sadat Anaku finished with 26 goals to take the top scorers’ gong, Joram Nsubuga (KCCA) was best goalkeeper and Ronald Ssali was best coach.
Meanwhile, Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team earned the fair play team award.
Meanwhile, Airtel presented a cheque of UGX 55 Millions towards the FUFA Juniors League for the just concluded season. The financial support is part of the deal renewed four deal between Airtel and FUFA last year as the FUFA Juniors League was a beneficiary project undertaken by Airtel.
Airtel’s Byuma handed over the dummy cheque moments after the final at Lugogo.