Sun, 18th May 2014
Finals: Nkumba Select Vs Kira Young – 4pm
3rd place: Real Galacticos Vs MUBS – 2 pm
Relegation decider: Zai Plaza Vs Richmond Strikers – Noon
The 2013/14 Pepsi national beach soccer league will climax on Sunday, 18th May 2014 at the Lido beach resort center in Entebbe.
Debutants, Nkumba Select will play FUFA super league side, Kira Young in the final that will determine the winner of the trophy, gold medals and cash prize of Ug.shs. 2 M courtesy of the sponsors.
Nkumba Select topped the Hurriken group in the regular season with 39 points while Kira Young was best from the Monsoon group with 32 points.
“We expect a very colorful closing ceremony with lots of entertainment and various guests from the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA)”, Deo Mutabazi, President of Uganda Beach Soccer Association says.
Nkumba Select will bank on the goal scoring prowess of Roch Somoka (so far has 27, one short of Phillip Rwezawula of Mengo International) while Kira Young’s Ashadu Bugembe and mid season recuit, Ronald Lubega will be out to spur the side.
“I expect a fairly balanced game with lots of attacking options and thrills”, Kira Young’s coach, Harunah Kebba says.
His counterpart at Nkumba Select, Isa Assimwe is optimistic they will maintain the great regular season form that has seen them lose only a single game in 14 fixtures played all season round.
MUBS will play the Real Galacticos in the run for the third best placed team.
With Fisheries Training Institute (from Hurriken) and Kabalagala Rangers (Monsoon) have been confirmed relegated, the struggle for the third side to know its fate will be between Zai Plaza and Richmond Srikers.
The loser will be relegated to the lower division. St Lawrence University is the defending champion.
In the ladies’ affair, She Cooperate are champions having beaten 3 other sides, Doves, Mutesa I and Ajax in the 4 team league.
Entrance to Lido beach is 5000/= but free to all students with I.D’s.