Prosper Soccer Academy director Denis Namanya has thanked two Uganda Cranes players in Moses Waiswa and Salim Jamal for their support rendered towards the development of the academy.
Namanya who was speaking at the official launch of the academy held at City High School in Lugogo on Saturday morning noted that Waiswa and Jamal’s efforts are appreciated.
“I would like to thank Waiswa especially,” Namanya told media during the launch, adding; “He has been there for us even when he was still a Vipers SC player, and when he left for Supper Sports in South Africa, it got better.”
“Recently, he has been able to send us six original select balls, training cones, among other things. I really cannot mention them all.”
“For Jamal’s case, he was even supposed to be with us here, but he was travelling back to his club (Al Hilal Omdurman) in Sudan, but he left 10 pairs of soccer boots and promised to continue supporting us,” he added.
“And other senior players have promised to support us and not that it is we who call them no, it is them that communicate to us.”
“They want to contribute to the development of younger players because they know that they also came through academies,” Namanya said.
Prosper Soccer Academy has been in existence for two years now since it was founded in 2019 in Kyebando, Wakiso district.
During the launch held on Saturday, Namanya also noted that they have now shifted to City High School, Lugogo as their official home base.
Training is conducted every weekend that is Saturday and Sunday between 9 AM-11 AM with kids from the age of four to 17 years enrolled with Prosper Soccer Academy.
Registration is already ongoing at a sum of UGX 200,000 with the registration fee also covering two training kits.
Namanya meanwhile urged parents to trust Prosper Soccer Academy with their kids: “Most of the parents prohibit their kids from participating in sports like football.”
“The argument has always been that the game promotes indiscipline, and many consider the sport as a dead end.”
“But I want to implore you all to trust us with your children because at Prosper we also advocate for discipline and also help the kids who cannot afford education go to school by connecting them to schools around,” Namanya noted.
The academy operates under Prosper Sports Agency an agency for players like the Uganda U17 Female National Team, Juliet Nalukenge who was present at the launch ceremony.
SC Villa and Uganda Hippos defender Gavin Kizito and KCCA Andrew Kawoya are some of the other players under the Prosper Soccer Agency.