By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
Prosper Soccer Academy, once located at Kyebando Wakiso District, has been in existence for two years now since it was founded in 2019. The academy recruitment process involves payment of a sum of UGX 200,000 with the registration fee also covering two training kits. Denis Namanya is the Academy director and they conduct training every weekend between 9am – 11am with kids from the age of 4 to 17 years enrolled. Currently they have shifted their physical address to City High School, Lugogo as their official home base.
During the launch of the Academy held today Saturday, Prosper Soccer Academy director Denis Namanya thanked two Uganda Cranes players Moses Waiswa and Salim Jamal for their support rendered towards the development of the academy.
Namanya thanked Wasiwa for always being there for the academy both when he was still playing for Vipers SC, and when he left for the South African league. He has been helping the club with footballing materials like balls, training cones, among other things.
Whereas Jamal on the other hand who was supposed to attend the launch if not for his trip back to his club Al Hilal Omdurman in Sudan, left 10 pairs of soccer boots and promised to continue supporting the academy more in the future.
This kind of support by Cranes players is very important to the development of younger players in Uganda and it is something that most Cranes players should be doing from time to time to ensure football continuity in the country.
Namanya also urged parents to trust Prosper Soccer Academy with their kids, as most of the parents prohibit their kids from participating in sports like football, and always citing that football promotes indiscipline, and many consider the sport as a dead end.”
But today’s launch was very important for the academy’s popularity in the country and we expect more professional players to follow suit in such charitable gestures to grow grassroots football in Uganda.