The 2014/15 Pepsi national beach soccer league successfully kicked off with more excitement and thrills at Lido Beach resort in Entebbe on Sunday.
FUFA finance Director, Decolas Kizza was the chief guest at a colorful ceremony that witnessed a basket of beautiful ball skills, dribbles and eye catching strikes on the sand.
Kizza was accompanied by FUFA Head of compettions, Ali Mwebe and Uganda Beach Soccer Associations (UBSA) president (Deo Mutabazi), FUFA beach soccer delegate (Anthony Tumwesigye) and UBSA general secretary, Sembuya.
FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kiiza (in glasses) watched the action unfold at Lido Beach. FUFA Competitions head, Ali Mwebe (third right after Kiiza)
In some of the best matches played, KIU overcame new comers, Kayunga 8 – 6, Sand Pirates shocked Galaxy fm sponsored Real Galaticos 4 – 3 while Braza Braza beat Ddalumba, another new team in the league 4 – 3.
2012/13 season winners, MUBS started on a bright note after a hard fought 4 – 3 victory over Zaba Super Market in a match where Kira Young striker, Brian Nkuubi notched a hat trick for MUBS.
There was another hat trick hero from Ashadu Bugembe, usually employed as a goalie for FUFA Super league Kira Young as he helped his new team, YMCA win 4 – 3 over Stormers.
The cheering crowd was eager to catch every move as they drank Pepsi and feasted on the fresh Lake Victoria fish at Lido.
The league, sponsored by Crown Beverage brand, Pepsi will run until May next year. Fans enjoyed the goals rocking the back of the net as they were also entertained by the Cheer ladies. Others played Video games on the big screens brought in by the sponsors, Pepsi.
The Cheering girls thrilled many spectators during the game breaks.
The best 4 placed teams per group (Hurriken and Moonson) make the quarter finals that will be followed by semis and eventually the finals.
All teams are provided with transport to and from the match day venue.
The next fixtures will be held on the 7th September 2014.
Week 1 Results:
MUBS 4 – 3 Zaba Super Market
[Scorers: MUBS – Brian Nkuubi X3 and Joackim Gulooba.
ZABA: Shafik Mulangira x 2 and Martin Wasswa ]
Stormers 3 – 4 YMCA
Scorers: Stormers – Swaibu Kakwaya X2 and Jose Kassenkende
YMCA: Ashadu Bugembe x 3 and Hassan Assiimwe ]
Sand Pirates 5 – 3 Real Galaticos
Scorers: Sand Pirates – Nicolas Kamya X4 and Dennis SSeruwaya
Real Galaticos: Saidi ‘Muzei’ Latif x 2 and Abdul Karim]
Talented 4 – 2 Buwanika Bulls
Scorers: Talented – Allan Kayiwa X2, Ronnie Kiggundu and Farouq Nsereko
Buwanika Bulls: Ricca Byaruhanga and Kenneth ‘Bosingwa’ Ssenyonga ]
Nkumba Select 3 – 0 Kira Young (Walk Over)
St Lawrence 3 – 0 MUK Elites (Walk Over)
Ddalumba 3 – 4 Braza Braza
Scorers: Ddalumba – Brian Nsereko, Kevin Prince and Micahel Kisembo
Braza Braza: Joseph Kajubi x 2, Musadihno Ssali and Sam Lwere – Own Goal ]
Kayunga 6 – 8 KIU(After Extra Time)
Scorers: Kayunga –Jackson Kasujja X2, Paul Kato X 2 and Ibrahim Lubwama X2
KIU: Sempa Kyobe x 2, Ismial Eshioke x 2, Steven Magulumali and Geofrey Akabwai]
Main Photo: Action between KIU and Kayunga. KIU won 8 – 6 in the fixture that had most goals scored.