UEFA Legends Team led by Alexander Ceferin Inspires Young Talent at Joe Kigozi Academy

Aleksander Ceferin playing with kids at the Joe Kigozi Academy

UEFA Legends Team led by Alexander Ceferin Inspires Young Talent at Joe Kigozi Academy

Allan Damba 11:02 - 14.02.2024

The prestigious UEFA Legends Team graced the grounds of the Joe Kigozi Academy, igniting a fervor of excitement among budding football enthusiasts. The academy buzzed with energy as the young talents showcased their skills during the morning drills, leaving a lasting impression on the visiting football icons.

Led by the Uganda Parliament Sports Club Chairperson, Honorable Asuman Basalirwa, the UEFA Legends Team observed the aspiring athletes with keen interest, offering encouragement and guidance.

Joe Kigozi (2nd left) and Aleksander Ceferin at the Joe Kigozi Academy

In a heartwarming display of support, the UEFA Legends Team donated a collection of footballs and other essential materials to the academy. This gesture not only enriches the training facilities but also symbolizes a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering growth within the local football community.

Speaking on behalf of the UEFA Legends Team, UEFA President Alexander Ceferin commended the academy's efforts to groom local sports talent and expressed admiration for the dedication and passion exhibited by the young players. "We hope that one day, these boys and girls will be playing football on the big stage."

The visit to the Joe Kigozi Academy concluded on a high note, with the UEFA Legends Team and the young athletes exchanging words of encouragement and gratitude. As the legendary figures bid farewell to the academy and shared photo moments with partners, parents, academy staff, and members, their presence lingered as a beacon of hope and motivation for the next generation of football stars.

The UEFA Legends Team is in Uganda for a 3-day visit, which will be highlighted by a friendly match against the Uganda Parliament Men's football team live on NBS Sport, Uganda's 24/7 sports channel.