Slum Soccer Champions Crowned

Kampala, UG, January 24th, 2020; TapIn Mobile Solutions Uganda was present at the Acholi quarters in Banda, Kampala as the third annual ‘Slum Soccer’ Championships concluded on January 18th. 

The tournament was developed by the Foundation of Ritah Aliguma, a sports journalist in Uganda, and also a TapIn Uganda Regional Manager.  Ritah visited the headquarters of TapIn Mobile Solutions in the summer of 2019. The tournament was supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Italian Embassy.  Additionally European football governing body UEFA, through the UEFA Foundation supported the teams with goal nets, jerseys, boots and other items.

Winners Crowned

Luigi were crowned Champions after a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Kawenja in front of a capacity crowd.  In regulation the game had finished tied at 2-2 following braces from Oray Thomas (Luigi) and Meddy Sente (Kawenja). Through the event scholarships are provided to 20 talented boys and girls courtesy of Abato Schools and Shepherd House Junior School.

“I’m so excited for the successful climax of the tournament.  This has been the third edition and has been more interesting than the previous two editions,” said Aliguma. “We have got 30 scholarships from this edition that will go to the most outstanding players and as a foundation, we are really excited,” said Aliguma.

Event Coverage

TapIn Uganda has attended a number of events throughout the country since the TapIn Uganda Youth Football League was officially launched in October 2019.  Currently over 800 teams have registered to participate in the inaugural season which will provide opportunities for players from U8 to U18. 

For more information on the Aliguma Foundation, please click here.

For more information on the TapIn Uganda Youth Football League, please click here.

About TapIn Mobile Solutions

Founded in spring 2019, TapIn Mobile Solutions is a platform that enables the self-management and organization of youth football leagues from a mobile device with a focus on serving developing nations.  TapIn’s enterprise league platform is the first of its kind to cover all aspects of the game, creating ease and enjoyment for parents and players, coaches, officials, and administrators alike. 

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Steve Schechter

CEO and Co-founder

Steve Schechter is a co-founder of Tapln Mobile Solutions and the former COO of ExchangeBlvd. He has extensive executive and management experience, as well as decades of experience within youth football. Steve has served as a Senior Staff Coach for one of the world’s largest youth football clubs (Global Premier Soccer) as well as serving as the Executive Director and President for its international foundation.