The President of the Futsal Association of Uganda (FAU), Hamza Jjunju, has commended the level of competition, commitment and talents exhibited in the inaugural Somali Community Futsal League.
The six-team round-robin format league kicked off on January 5th and is set to climax on Friday 2nd February at the International Futsal Courts in Kampala.
Jjunju notes that the league was a test-run as the Association looks to engage different communities in a bid to take a different and unique path to promote the league in the country and the region.
“We expect a good end as the Somali Community Futsal League climaxes on Friday afternoon,” Jjunju told Futaa adding that “The teams have displayed a high level of discipline and commitment towards the objectives of the league. Our main aim was to try to bring them together to play for unity and promote Futsal among these communities.” The President is already considering expansion to other communities leaving in Uganda.
“We have tried to contact other communities including the Pakistani groups and so on because they can become major stakeholders in the [rapidly growing sport in the country]. As the [Futsal] Association, we believe that we have scored highly in this innovation.”
Two fixtures will be played on Friday before Galmudug is crowned maiden champions after accumulating an unassailable twelve points. They host K/Galbeed in the first game of the day. Hirshabele tussle wit Jubaland for a chance to finish third with nine points.
Galmudug FC vs K/Galbeed FC
Hirshabele FC vs Jubaland FC