RUKUNGIRI: Ruhinda Sub County achieves another record, qualifies to Finals in “JIM CUP 2023”


The Ruhinda Sub County football team has achieved a perfect record of seven points, and in an incredible display of domination, they have once again earned a berth in the group A, semifinals of the “JIM CUP 2023.”

This exceptional performance has left little room for doubt that Ruhinda Sub County football club in Ruhinda Sub County Rujumbura Constituency in Rukungiri district is a strong contender to lift the trophy of “JIM CUP 2023”.

Rujumbura County’s youth football tournament, known as “JIM CUP,” is overseen by Security Minister Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Katugugu Muhwezi.

The tournament of this year started at the parish level in each Sub County, where each team received two footballs, two jerseys, and players motivation facilitation.

But after parish competition, the Rujumbura Constituency’s Inter-Sub-Counties battle to determine the victorious Sub County of the Jim Cup 2023 officially began yesterday, Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

Ruhinda advanced once more with seven points to the finals of a massive football competition among Sub Counties in “GROUP A,” which included the Sub Counties of Nyakagyeme, Buhunga, Ruhinda, and Rwerere. The finals will take place on December 30, 2023.

Nyakagyeme secured the second Sub County title with four points, followed by Buhunga with three points, and the Rwerere town council with one point.

Speaking to the crowd during the game, Mr. Edwin Kutesa Kaziriri, who was representing Minister Jim Muhwezi, said he had found many young people with talent, and he promised that they would not stop at the constituency level but would instead talk to their minister about it and figure out how to take it to the next level.

Minister Jim Muhwezi, according to Kutesa, is dedicated to empowering young people via sports, which not only unites them but also enables them to reach their greatest potential.

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As the victorious team in Group A, Boston Ahebwe, the captain of the Ruhinda Sub County football team, praised Minister Jim Muhwezi for hosting the youth football competition and assured the people of Ruhinda Sub County that they will put in endless effort to ensure they win a trophy.

Since they lost the competition last year in the finals but are now determined, Ahebwe invited everyone to attend on December 30, 2023, and support them during the final contests against another team from group B promising that they will take home a trophy.

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Another Ruhinda football player, Ismail Mugabe, hailed Jim Muhwezi for the brilliant concept of seeing talent in young people.

He also revealed to our reporter that they need to win the Jim Cup 2023 finals this year.

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