Eight teams from the Jinja area will be vying for laurels in the Eskom Invitational Soccer tournament that swings into action tomorrow at the Jinja rugby club.

Eskom is a private limited liability company that is celebrating ten years since it started work in the country as part of their celebrations they are hosting several social activities that include soccer and golf to mention.  

The Eskom Invitational Soccer Tournament will take place over fiour days on two consecutive weekends starting April 27.

 “The teams we have carefully invited were selected from the divisions of Njeru TC, Jinja Central, Mpumudde – Kimaka and Bugembe TC. These are the divisions in which we closely operate” said Nokwanda Mngeni, Eskom Chief Executive Officer.

“Eskom has been very big in sports participation. On top of participating in the Hared and MTN marathons and the corporate leagues, we have sponsored the Jinja Golf Open for the last 4 years.” She added, “We have decided to sponsor a football tournament this time round because more people play and enjoy football than golf and we want to celebrate with the people.”

The Eskom Invitational Soccer tournament will be played in a round robin format where the eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four each.

This will result into 12 group games. The top two teams in each group will then proceed to semi finals and the two semi finals winners to finals. The tournament will altogether comprise of 15 games played over four days.

The winning team will be rewarded with a trophy of Excellence from Eskom as well as branded football kit and equipment. There will also be prizes for MVP and Golden boot. 

Teams invited namely:

Jinja Arsenal FC 2 

Nile Young FC 

Dam Water FC 

Jinja SS FC 

Kakajo FC 

Kimaka FC 

Busoga Light College FC 

Butema FC

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