patient http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Arua regional finals were played at Arua Public primary school playground on Saturday.
Earlier, Kids of Arua had eliminated Koboko 1-0 in the semifinals with a solitary strike from Francis Echoni and Nebbi also beat Onduparaka Academy on penalties after a goalless draw in normal time.
They won 4-2 to book a final slot with hosts Arua Kids.
Mubarak Kakooza scored for Arua with 3 minutes to full time to send the home fans into jubilations.
Next regional qualifiers on the weekend of May 31, will be hosted in Masaka.
The Kids of Arua now qualify for the national championships due August in Masaka district.
There were 6 teams divided into 2 groups.
The kids of Arua
NEBBI Junior FC
Yumbe Football Academy
Koboko Kids FC
Group stage results:
Lai Young stars 0-1 Kids of Araua
Yumbe 0-0 Onduparaka
Nebbi 1-0 Lai
Koboko 1-0 Yumbe
Arua 0-0 Nebbi
Koboko 0-1 Onduparaka
Champions Kids of Arua –a trophy and Shs 700,000
Best goalkeeper- Vincent Ondia (Onduparaka Academy)
Best player/MVP- Francis Echon (Kids of Arua)
Youngest player- Ceaser Akua (Onduparaka)
The other 4 teams each got a ball from sponsors City Tyres, runners team Nebbi were awarded with Shs 300,000 and the champions got Shs 700,000.