Kampala Junior Team (KJT) from Uganda wins two gold trophies in the category boys 16 and 18 of Gothia Cup in Sweden. Kampala junior team came with two teams and both teams won gold which make the club the overall best club 2013 in Gothia Cup tournament, the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament which took place between 15th till 20th July in Gothenburg.
There were over 70 countries across the world that participated in the tournaments out of which were 8 countries from the continent of Africa. The Kampala Junior Team from Uganda was the only country from African that qualified for the final stages. The boys 16 from KJT met Consadole Sapporo from Japan in final after defeated countries like Brazil in semi-final and lead the group table where Lebanon, Portugal and Sweden also featured. KJT boys 16, Nsubuga, Miya, and Ssali scored the goals that gave the victory to Uganda over Japan with goals aggregate of 3-2 in the final.
The KJT boys 18 faced the Swedish team Gais in final which ended 1-1 even with no goals after extra time, which resulted in the penalty shootout. Magoola Salim Omar the goal keeper with jersey 30 for KJT saved two goals on the penalties to complement the efforts of the team to a crowed victory. He was also made the man of the match.
It is also worthy to mentioned that the Ugandans and Africans in Sweden supported the teams by encouraging them throughout the tournament. Smyna International Church in Gothenburg hosted the team to a dinner on Sunday while a victory party was held at the Dee Vibez Club, the only African club in Gothenburg.
Captain of the boys 16 & 18 holding tropies with coaches at winner party in Dee Vibez
Captain Boys 18, Kiwanuka Gadhafi
Capatain for boys 16, Dan Birkwalira
Sali Ronald, Male Moses, and Mutyaba Joseph, holding best club trophy
Sharing her identity in Sweden