Dynamic S.S striker Andrew Kawooya will be part of the 12-man team that will travel to Cape Town on March 4, 2018 to take part in the World Cup Trophy Tour activities and return to Uganda on March 5, with the coveted prize.
Kawooya displayed unmatched talent during the 2017 COPA Coca-Cola tournament, specifically in the Mukono region qualifiers final which saw Dynamic S.S thrash Namagabi S.S 3 – 0.
Dynamic met their end in the 2017 championship when they lost to St. Mary’s Kitende in spot kicks that ended 4 – 3.
COPA Coca-Cola is held in more than 60 countries with the aim of creating the world’s largest and most inclusive football grassroots programme.
It currently has over one million participants annually and in Uganda, former COPA Coca-Cola players make up more than 50% of Uganda’s national football team, the Uganda Cranes.
According to the Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager Ms. Miriam Limo, this trip is very important, especially to talented and young football players, such as Kawooya.
“We believe such an experience will encourage and motivate the young Ugandan youth football players to excel in sports and aim to play at the world’s most prestigious sporting event in the future,” she commented.
She said Kawooya along with the rest of the team will leave on March 4 and return on March 5 with the trophy. They will also take part in the different activities in the course of the 2-day Trophy Tour visit to Uganda.
Nicholas Muramagi, the National Council of Sports General Secretary thanked Coca-Cola for their unequaled investment in Uganda grassroots football.
“The ripple effect of taking a COPA player to Cape Town for the Trophy Tour activities will be felt for years to come. The opportunity given to Kawooya will motivate the rest of the players to excel not only in their football career but also in their academics,” he commented.
“Just being on the same plane with the original World Cup Trophy is more than I ever dreamt of. Thank you Coca-Cola – this is something I will treasure for the rest of my life,” exclaimed Kawooya.
As part of the Trophy Tour activities in Uganda, more than five COPA Coca-Cola teams will get an opportunity to take pictures with the World Cup Trophy at the public viewing in Lugogo Cricket Oval on March 6, 2018.