State Minister for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi has applauded Century Bottling Company (Coca-Cola) for the great job done in nurturing talent in Uganda.
The Minister, thanked the Namanve based company for taking the load of developing sports, off the Government.
Revealing this, Bakkabulindi was at the finals of the 2018 Post Primary (Copa Coca-Cola) tournament finals in Mbarara on Saturday at Kakyeka Stadium.
This was a greatly organised event,” started the Minister.
Such tournaments like this have done a huge role in developing talents in Uganda and I thank Coca-Cola for that.
You all know and aware of the medals we took from commonwealth but I believe that it wouldn’t have been possible if those winners didn’t start at a young age.”
Bakkabulindi went on to argue parents to encourage and stand together with their children who are interested in Sports at Schools.
He congratulated the winning School, Buddo SS who beat Kimanya Blessed Sacrament, before calling upon all other participants not to lose hope.
This was the 25th edition of the Post Primary Schools tournament under Coca-Cola.
Maggie Kigozi, Marketing manager at Coca-Cola told this website that their aim is always to see the children with talents come through to the top:
We have seen it grow for the past 25 years and people should know that most of the big talents in Uganda football have passed through this tourney.
Our major aim as Coca-Cola here is to develop young talents through giving them this platform.”
It was revealed on the day that all the football pitches where the tournament was played in Mbarara are going to be renovated.
The tournament has produced Cranes Internationals like Murushid Jjuuko, Aucho Khalid, Tonny Mawejje, Farouk Miya, Godfrey Walusimbi, Muhammed Shaban, Denis Iguma, Erisa Ssekisambu, Yunus Sentamu among others.