In 2009, a German football fanatic and social worker (Alex Hombrink), a Ugandan/German couple of social/community workers (Sonja &Moses Lugoloobi) and a youth soccer coach (Patrick Sonko) met at the KAJUFA soccer camp in Masuliita. The meeting was catalysed by a shared passion for football, and an exchange of cultures. The fruits of the meeting included the renaming of The Reds F.A to K.S. Sparta 09, and the birth of Watoto Wasoka Foundation. The gist of the meeting was a shared aspiration to groom youthful soccer talents to stardom with particular emphasis on vulnerable and slum kids and bridging the kids’ access to educational opportunities.
In 2011, we co-hosted our first ever soccer camp under the umbrella association Uganda Kids Soccer Support Scheme (U-KISSS) that was also chaired by Ibrahim Nsereko in Bombo.
In 2012, Sparta 09 was registered for the 2012 KCDFA fifth division league, qualifying for the 2013 fourth division league.
In May 2013, we organised our first Slums Derby in Kisenyi. It was this event that ushered in Rene Meyer to our ranks. In the same year, Francis assumed executive role of the Ugandan WATOTO WASOKA after founders Alex, Moses &Sonja had moved to Germany to set up WATOTO WASOKA German.
At the end of 2013, we organised our second soccer camp at Lords Meade – Jinja, from 28th December to 3rd January 2014.
In May 2014, we organised our second Slums Derby in Mulago, and later that year, we followed it up with the soccer camp in Wakiso.
In May 2015, we organised and hosted the third edition of the Slums Derby in Busega.
Kampala Sportverein Sparta 09, popularly known as “Sparta 09 Kampala,” or simply “Sparta 09,” is a football club founded in the early 2000’s by Patrick Sonko, “Coach Patu Starting out as “The Reds Football Academy,” the biggest objective was to promote youth soccer talent from within and around Namirembe – Bakuli, in the heart of Uganda’s capital.
In 2009, Alexander Hombrink met Patrick Sonko, Sonja &Moses Lugoloobi at a soccer camp in Masuliita. The fruits of the meeting included the renaming of The Reds F.A to K.S. Sparta 09, in honour of our sister club “Sparta Nordhorn” in Germany, and the birth of Watoto Wasoka Foundation. The melting pot of the meeting was a shared aspiration to groom youthful soccer talents to stardom with particular emphasis on vulnerable and slum kids and bridging the kids’ access to educational opportunities.
Today Sparta 09 plies its trade in the FUFA Zone 9 – Kampala Central District Football Association (KCDFA) fourth division league. We have a senior team, girls’ team and a progressive pool of junior teams starting from U – 9s to U – 17’s. The club is the biggest project under the patronage of the Watoto Wasoka Foundation. The rich history of the club spans over a decade of glorious moments. Although most of the club’s achievements have been accomplished in the youth and age group football, the club looks forward to building on its household name in the youth football to establish its brand in the Ugandan football senior circles.
We aim to promote the enjoyment of association football regardless of ability, race or religion and a sense of community of all our members through arranging and offering, opportunities to access football competitions, training and social events activities.
Our objective is to provide association football for our members to enhance their individual, career and community development.
- Establishment of Watoto Wasoka slums football Development Centres.
- Attending international youth tournaments.
- Broadening our corporate network and partnerships.
- Inviting international teams/organizations to our events/tournaments