Towards the end of last year, Wakiso Giants pledged to support a young passionate fan by paying his school tuition for the year 2019 for his undying support for the big league side.
Pictures of 12 year old Shafiq Nabetta made rounds on social media with him painted purple and white as cheering Wakiso Giants as they took on Nebbi Central in the FUFA Big league.
Nabetta was finally rewarded with UGX1M at half time on Thursday as Wakiso Giants settled for a barren draw with Aziz Damani Doves All Stars in the FUFA Big League tie at Kyabaziga Stadium in Bugembe.
“We promised and we have done what we needed to do to keep our word as an institution,” Wakiso Giants head of corporate affairs Ismael Kiyonga told www.football-256.com.
“We are not doing this for showbiz, but football or sports in general is about changing lives of those who make a contribution in different ways.”
“As a football club we were blown away by Shafiq’s love and desire to cheer our team in the manner he was doing so and we decided to take care of his tuition for the year,” Kiyonga added.
A dummy cheque was handed over to Nabetta by Wakiso Giants official Musa Ssebulime and club staunch fan and celebrated artist Jose Chameleon.
Nabetta is son to Ramathan Mugoya and Fatuma Nambi and goes to school at Mbogo Primary School in Musita.
The draw with Aziz Damani Doves All Stars keeps Wakiso Giants on top of the Elgon Group with 21 points, in the Rwenzori Group, table leaders Proline came from a goal to defeat Kabale Sharp 3-1 to take their points tally to 23