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Mary Shockledge the Deputy British High Commissioner (L) hands over the winners’ shield to Coca Cola players.

Mary Shockledge the Deputy British High Commissioner (L) hands over the winners’ shield to Coca Cola players. PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI 

By EMMY OMONGIN

Posted  Tuesday, February 25   2014 at  02:00
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British Airways together with Corporate League on Sunday hosted a charity shield football tournament at Kyadondo Rugby grounds under the theme “Flying Start”. The tournament that kicked off at 11am featured 26 corporate teams, each donating Shs1m to participate in the competition. Each team consisted of seven players one of them being female and three substitutes.

Quarter finals
Coca-Cola seemed favourites after thrashing DFCU 4-0 in the quarter finals. Civicon beat Corperate XI 1-0 whereas Tullow oil Vs Sanlam ended in penalty shoot-outs. Tullow Oil emerged victors in the shoot-outs beating Sanlam by 7-6.

Semi Finals
Coca-Cola beat Civicon 2-0 whereas AAR emerged victors over Tullow by a narrow 1-0 win.

Winners
Coca-Cola emerged winners of the tournament after beating AAR in a thrilling penalty shoot-out 5-4. They were awarded a BA Charity Shield, medals and a World Traveller return air ticket to fly to London. The Most Valuable Player (male and female) and best goal keeper received certificates.

The Cause
Speaking at the event, Faith Chaitevi, the British Airways Country Manager, said: “The money we have collected, Shs26m, will be donated to children with disabilities. Together with Comic Relief charity partnership initiative that raises funds for underprivileged children all over the world, we will identify a children’s project that we will help.”

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