Eboue tips soccer talents in Kampala slum

Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue who is on a mission to inspire young soccer players in Uganda paid a courtesy visit to Acholi quarters in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.

The former Ivory Coast international was saddened by the way underprivileged soccer talents in the quarters are being handled.
“Look at them, they have got talents but they need good facilities,” said Eboue.

The former English Premier League star is in the country under the auspices of Bunga bet, a Ugandan sports betting company.

The slum Acholi quarters that Eboue visited is among the Kampala slums that produced national team players like Joseph Ochaya.

The former Buddo SS and KCCA FC player is currently with Lusaka Dynamos in the Zambian premier league.

His brother too, Fred Okot who recently signed for Azam Uganda premier league champions Vipers SC also traces his footballing career from Acholi quarters.

Eboue told the young players in Acholi quarters that his career started off under similar circumstances, playing football with no boots until he made a breakthrough.

BungaBet CEO Prosper Tuhaise who accompanied Eboue to Acholi quarters in a visit initiated by USPA vice president Ritah Aliguma, promised to give helping hand towards talent development.

Tuhaise particularly pledged to support The Aliguma Foundation in the promotion of sports and talent development starting with soccer balls and replacing the wooden goal posts at the Acholi Quarters field with metallic ones.

He also committed to the idea of taking some of these underprivileged kids back to school in a bid to help the Foundation achieve it’s goals.