2014/15 beach soccer opening fixtures:
Nkumba Select vs Kira Young
St Lawrence vs Elites
Dalumba Richmond vs Braza Braza
Kayunga TC vs KIU
MUBS vs Zaba
As revelers warm up for a fun filled day in the Entebbe sands this Sunday, there is more to that for the players after Pepsi extended its league partnership with the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA).
The Nakawa based soda bottlers extend their sponsorship by two years a shs300 million its contract to facilitate the league which kicks off this weekend at Lido beach kicks off with a mouth-watering clash between champions Kira Young and last season’s losing finalists Nkumba.
“The renewal of this sponsorship agreement for another two seasons clearly demonstrates our confidence in the partnership. It also confirms Pepsi’s commitment to this stable, long-term relationship, in which Pepsi partners UBSA both in its various competitions on and off the sand,” Mr Timothy Luzinda, the Pepsi brand manager, speaking on behalf of Mr Innocent Tibayeita, the head of sales and marketing at Crown Beverages, says.
Last year, Pepsi bankrolled the entire beach soccer league season to a tune of Shs150 million and the Pepsi University Beach Soccer Championship at Shs75 million.
Welcoming the extension of the sponsorship contract, UBSA president Deo Mutabazi noted: “We are extremely happy that Pepsi have decided to renew their sponsorship agreement as we share similar ambitions; uplifting the game of beach soccer. We very much appreciate their continuing support, especially as regards promotion for sports competitions in Uganda.”
The clubs that will take part in this year’s league season are; MUBS, Zaba, Stormers, YMCA, Sand Pirates, Real Galacticos, Talented SC, and Buwanika Bulls in the Monsoon Group, and Nkumba Select, St. Lawrence University, MUK, Entebbe United, KIU, Richmond Strikers, Braza Braza, and defending champions Kiira Young in the Hurikken Group.