Hoima County was Thursday crowned champions of the sixth CNOOC Bunyoro Amasaza Cup.
They emerged winners after Collensis Swaddiq scored 1 goal against Bullissa club in the finals played at Sir Tito Winyi Stadium in Buhaguzi County.
The CNOOC Amasaza Finals were officiated by his Highness the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Solomon Iguru Gafabusa.
The new champions were awarded gold medals and a bull by the King of Bunyoro Kitara, together with Zakalia Lubega, the CNOOC Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, also sponsors of the tournament for the sixth year running.
The first runners up, Bullisa County received silver medals and a bull.
Over 20 teams from counties and districts of the kingdom participated in this annual tournament aimed at tapping talent from the grassroots and also fostering unity among the Omukama’s subjects.
The Omukama of Bunyoro, presiding over the championship crowning expressed appreciation for CNOOC Uganda’s partnership and support since they set foot in Bunyoro.
He encouraged the youth to unite and work together for the development of their communities and Bunyoro in its entirety.
The King of Bunyoro, His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom,Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, expressed his thanks at the oil company’s continued commitment to his kingdom and invited his people to support CNOOC in its development of the area.
“CNOOC Uganda Limited has proved a very good neighbor to the people of Bunyoro Kitara; supporting and growing our people through all major aspects such as education, health, Skills and talent development. Thank you very much CNOOC,” he said.
The tournament, in its sixth year, was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 74 teams. Zakalia Lubega congratulated the winners and encouraged them to continue with talent development.
“We believe that the energy and talent exhibited in this tournament will inspire even more young people to develop and grow their talent further not just in Bunyoro but also take on national and international sports stages. As your partners, we pledge to walk with you on this journey to grow talent, come together through sports and develop Bunyoro,” he said.
He affirmed that CNOOC Uganda’s support to programs in line with the kingdom’s development priorities highlights the company’s commitment to promote economic and social development in Uganda as a responsible oil and gas corporation.
“CNOOC Uganda will continue working together with you to promote talent and invest in social enterprises such as education, health and environment management, in addition to its core business in the oil and gas industry,” he added.
CNOOC Uganda is a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies.
CNOOC became a major player in Uganda’s oil and gas sector in February 2012 following the acquisition of significant interests in three exploration blocks in the Albertine region.
In September 2013, CNOOC Uganda became the first oil company to be awarded an oil production license for the Kingfisher area.