Final: Vision Group 2(4) – 2 (3) Airtel Uganda
For the second year running, Vision Group has won the National Beach Football Corporate title. This follows the Media group’s triumph in the 2013 event after topping over the 7  companies that participated in the day long tourney at Lido Beach Resort in Entebbe.

“This has been a hard fought victory, i urge other companies to participate in such social corporate events”, said a vision editor, Raphael Okello who was excited about the victory.

Vision group, who also won in 2012, beat Airtel Uganda 4-3 in post match penalties after a 2 all draw in normal time. Striker Kaddu Yunus’s winning penalty handed the media gurus the title that they won last year. This was after Airtel’s Joseph Morgan had missed his kick, thanks to the bravery of Vision group goal keeper, Michael Mugote.

“I am very excited about the this sweet victory, congs to all the boys”, Kenyi Swalleh, the team manager said.

Other teams that participated are 102.FM Galaxy, Pepsi, FUFA, Legal Generals, and the Coaches. The tourney was organised by Uganda Beach Football Association in conjuction with FUFA.

Crown Beverages, under the brand, Pepsi, Club Beer, Rwenzori Mineral water and Lido Beach Entebbe sponsored the tourney.

All Group results:

Vision 4-3 Coaches

Airtel 4-2 Pepsi

FUFA 2 (0) – Legal Generals 2 (1)

Galaxy FM 4 – 1 FUFA

Vision Group 4- 3 Airtel

Coaches 4-3 Pepsi

Vision 6-3 Pepsi

Coaches 3-4 Airtel

Semis:

Vision Group 5-2 Legal Generals

Pepsi 1 – 4 Airtel

Finals:

Vision Group 2 (4) – Airtel Uganda 2 (3)

Awards: MVP – Moses Lukyamuzi (Legal Generals)

Best Goalie: Isaac (Airtel)

ABOUT BEACH FOOTBALL:

-It is played by 5 players aside. One goal keeper and 4 out field players on a rectangular pitch of sand, quarter of the normal football pitch.

-No foot wear is allowed

-Two referees are on the  touchline to officiate the game while the third one watches keenly the proceedings.

-The pitch is divided into two by a red flag separating the two halves and a yellow flag on either half, showing where goal keepers can use their hands.

-No limitation on subs. They enter any time.

-Back passes to goalies can be held. But no double back passes.

-Time management is paramount. Goalie has up to 5 second to release ball from his hands to play.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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