Youth Football

Iteen International spreads it’s wings to Rwanda


Iteen International non-profit organization has spread its wings outside Uganda by opening up an academy in Rwanda.

This is a huge milestone for the non-profit organization which was founded in 2014 by a businessman called Jimmy Wasswa. To start up this organization, Jimmy was inspired by YWCA-YMCA, a non-government development organization that brings together youths in Mombasa, Kenya.

The Academy, which is now fully operational, is located in Gasabo, a suburb in Kigali, Rwanda.

It currently has 28 children in three under age groups ( U10, U13 and U15).

Iteen International now has academies in two countries. Their first is in Uganda and was started in August 2019. Since then, it has moved incredible strides to become one of the best in Uganda by providing a pathway to some ‘Ghetto kids’ around the Kampala area.

According to the academy administrator and coach Jimmy, who likes to dream big, he wants to set up academies all over East Africa in just three years.

Wasswa Jimmy with some of the coaching staff

“Too much cause I’m seeing how Iteen is growing big and hoping to be in all East African countries in two three years” Wasswa says.


Iteen Soccer Academy Rwanda

U13: Eldrick Karegeya
U9: Jayden Ngarambe

Iteen Soccer Academy Uganda

Imam Walusimbi

At iteen soccer academy training the best out of our players is key and this starts with their personality. Our kids come from different backgrounds and all have different needs. At iteen we strive to meet all our childrens needs and ensure proper childhood fulfilment through friendship, mentorship and support in education. We build team players and make sure that all players support each other and keep learning from each other.


The Academy has unleashed raw talent to the world and this has helped to support many youths in acquiring education through bursaries which helps them advance their studies.


Iteen Soccer Academy wants to be the best academy in East Africa that can produce incredible and talented players for both the National Teams and International.

Future engagements

On December 13th, the best players from both the Ugandan and Rwandan Iteen Soccer Academy teams will combine to form one solid team which will go to the East African CHIPKIZI tournament in Tanzania.

Key Contacts
  • Website:
  • Facebook: Iteen Soccer Academy
  • Twitter: Iteen International
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contacts: 0778897812 /0708383828
  • Address: P.O Box 28939 Kampala

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