Ahead of the commencement of the 2014/15 Uganda Beach Soccer season, Crown Beverages under the Pepsi brand has this morning boosted the coffers of the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) with a 300M commitment.
“We are glad to re –commit ourselves towards the running of the Pepsi beach soccer league with a 300M deal worth 2 years”, Timothy Luzinda, the Pepsi brand manager remarked as he handed over the dummy cheque to UBSA president, Deo Mutabazi.
The event took place at Athina House in Kololo before members of the media.
“Pepsi has never disappointed. We are sure the cordial working relationship will grow to higher heights”, Mutabazi said.
Last Season’s winners rewarded:
2013/14 season best performers have received their cash prizes from Timothy Luzinda.
Champions, Kira Young got 2M, Nkumba Select (runners up) were rewarded with 1.5M while the third best team, MUBS got 1M.
Top Scorer, Roch Somoka of Nkumba Select (31 goals) got 200,000 while Kira Young’s goalie, Arnold Matanda and Real Galatico’s Lavita Johnnie were each rewarded the same amount for scooping the best goalie and MVP accolades respectively.
Nkumba Select’s Manager, Assimwe Issa Counts the 1.5M his side received as the second best 2014/15 team.
Support to Sand Cranes.
Luzinda has also hinted on the possibility of Pepsi supporting the preparations of the National beach soccer team, The Uganda Sand Cranes ahead of the upcoming Continental engagements due in Seychelles come January 2015.
The league kicks off this Sunday with several mouth watering fixtures.
Key among the fixtures is the battle between last season’s winner, Kira Young and Nkumba Select.
Open Day Fixtures:
Nkumba Select Vs Kira Young
St Lawrence Vs Elites
Dalumba Richmond Vs Braza Braza
Kayunga Town Council Vs KIU
Mubs Vs Zaba Super Market
Main Photo: UBSA Chairman, Deo Mutabazi receives the 300M dummy cheque from Pepsi brand manager, Timothy Luzinda at Athina House in Kololo.