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