Pepsi Beach Soccer League:
Sun, 13th April 2014
At Lido Beach, Entebbe
Makerere University Business School (MUBS) approaches this weekend round of the Pepsi national beach soccer league with huge expectations of clinching a play-off slot as the championships gets close to climaxing.
The Hurriken group team, currently on 26 points, 6 below the leaders, Nkumba Select will however pray that the chasing pack fails to pick their maximum points.
Buoyed by the experienced duo of Brian Nkuubi and Baker Lukooya, MUBS is targeting to dislodge Nkumba Select at the summit of the Hurriken log for the only slot available to make the finals.
“ We are taking the remaining games like cup finals, otherwise, we are targeting the full points and a better goal difference to avoid any chances of mathematics”, Lukooya remarks of the team’s remaining fixtures.
Defending champions, St Lawrence University lie 3rd of the Hurrikken group (with 24 points in 11 games) and have an outside chance of finishing top should Nkumba Select and MUBS backfire in the remaining fixtures.
Nkumba Select focused:
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Nkumba Select team manager, Isa Assimwe equates this year’s stiff competition to a marathon which many runners start but few persistent ones finish up top.
“We started the marathon and with just 20 Km to the finishing tape, we have to energize and finish strongly”, Assimwe told Kawowo Sports.
Select will bank on the experience of the league’s last season Most Valuable Player (MVP), Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Lukyamuzi, the finishing prowess of Faizo Muwawo and Roch Somoka and the rock solid defense line of Dougas Muganga for that much needed inspiration.
The script is no different for the Monsoon group. Leaders, Kira Young are just a point better than the stormers and 2 off, Real Galaticals.
“If we maintain our previous form in the past 3 games, then we are good to qualify for the finals”, Real Galacticals’ Abdul Karim asserts.
The top team per group makes it to the finals directly while the runners up will be engaged in a play-off to determine the 3rd placed team overall.
Prize incentives to winners:
The winners of the league are expected to pocket Ug.X 2M with the first and second runners up bagging 1M and 0.5M respectively.
There special awards for the different excelling players. The best player overall will be crowned with the MVP’s award, Golden glove award (for best goalie), Young players’ award, fair play gong for most disciplined team and the golden boot for the sharp shooter.
Guest artists on the day will include Khalifa of the ‘Aganaga fame’ and Vampino.
Entrance is just 5000/- and free to all students with I.D’s.