Coca-Cola launches Copa 2017 Tournament

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Coca-Cola Grassroots Tournament Brings Together Young Footballers to Celebrate Football Passion On and Off the Pitch

More than 1700 schools confirmed so far

Coca-Cola Uganda has, once again, ignited hope among young footballers across the nation with the launch of the 2017 edition of the world’s largest brand-supported grassroots football tournament, Copa Coca-Cola.

This year, as it has been for the last 27 years, this football tournament will continue to encourage teens to demonstrate that fact that sport goes beyond games and means team spirit, comradeship and respect.

Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager, Rodney Nzioka addressing the media during the launch of Copa Coca-Cola 2017 edition as other officials look on

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports through the National Council of Sports (NCS), this year’s tournament will see football teams play against each other in the regional tournament, from which the winners will participate in the national championships.

Rodney Nzioka, the Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager thanked the NCS as well as the Ministry of Education and Sports for their continued support over the years.

Coca-Cola’s Rodney Nzioka,(2nd left), Maggie Kigozi(3rd left) and other officials displaying Copa Coca-Cola 2017 edition trophy to the media during the press conference

“Thanks to these partnerships, the Copa Coca-Cola tournament can reach thousands of young football players through their schools and academies,” he commented, adding that over the years, Copa has

instilled values such as team spirit, friendship, constructive competition and mutual respect in notable players such as Farouk Miya, Godfrey Walusimbi, Shaban Muhamad, Khalid Aucho and many others.

“At Coca-Cola Uganda, we pledge to continue nurturing young talent through this tournament,” Nzioka concluded.

The regional tournaments will be held in regions across the country and regional winners will converge in Masaka for the national championship finals.

Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager,Rodney Nzioka addressing the media during the launch of the Copa Coca-Cola 2017 edition

Last year, the 2016 edition of COPA Coca-Cola Uganda came to an end with a spectacular final game that saw Kibuli S.S beat former champions Kitende S.S 4 -3 in penalty shootouts.

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