Pepsi National Beach Soccer League:

Selected Results:

Mutesa Royal 10 – 2 Braza Braza

Nkumba Select 8 – 5 KIU

YMCA 1 – 2 Buwanika Bulls

St Lawrence 1 – 6 Kayunga Town Council

Mutesa Royal’s Hassan Luboyera single handedly master minded the fall of Braza Braza as the Pepsi National beach soccer league resumed on Sunday at Lido beach in Entebbe.

Luboyera struck 5 times to inspire his team’s 10 – 2 victory over Braza Braza in a Monsoon group fixture.

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Julius Ruhinda and Primo Kimera added 4 and 1 goals respectively before Musa Ssali’s brace did the damage control for Braza Braza, who started life without their banned player, Kassim Nasir.

“The competition has been improving each other day and this is healthy for the sports”, President, Uganda Beach Soccer Association, Deo Mutaabazi told Kawowo Sport.

In other Monsoon group fixtures, Sand Pirates were 4 – 2 winners over Stormers.

Nicolas Kamya (2) and a goal apiece from Deo Kabombo and Matia Olum aided Sand Pirates’win in as many games played thus far.

Misi Katende and dread locked Johnson Akileng got Stormers’ consolation.

MUBS, fresh from winning the University beach soccer meet were held by Galaxy F.M sponsored Real Galacticals to a 3 all draw.

Davis Elvis Kasujja’s double and Brian Nkuubi scored for the Nakawa based institution before Ibrahim Ssekatawa and Saidi Latif’s brace leveled for the Galacticals.

Real Galacticals played minus their banned play maker, Abdul ‘Alvaro’ Karim (out for one year over assaulting a referee).

The Beach soccer competitions is yet to pronounce its position on why penalties were not taken to determine the match winner as ruled by the FIFA Beach soccer rules and regulations.

Elsewhere, Joseph Nyenje registered a hat trick to inspire Talented to a 4 – 2 win over Zaba Super Market.

Ronnie Kiggundu scored the other goal for Talented before Jonathan Kikomeko and Nasser Muzamiru’s strikes turned to be mere consolation goals for Zaba.

Hurriken group:

Last season’s runners up, Nkumba Select won 8 – 3 in their fixture over Kampala International University (KIU), who had Vipers F.C goal custodian, Ismail Watenga keeping their goal posts.

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Towering forward, Roch Somoka and Douglas Muganga grabbed a hat trick apiece before diminutive Allan Zirimenya and Yassar Mugerwa added one goal each.

KIU took had a hat trick hero in their burly skipper, Ismail Kagingo before Bright Haguma and the ‘usual suspect’ Geofrey Akabwai had a goal each.

Dalumba Success:

Dalumba Richmond edged International University of East Africa (IUEA) 4 – 5 in a tense and closely contested affair.

Muzafaru Ssenyonjo was the main actor for Dalumba with a hat trick before long term skipper, Paul Lwere and John Opejo sealed their victory.

Kato Benard (2), Isaac Tumusiime and Abe Eturide were on the score sheet for IUEA.

Kayunga Town Council walloped former Winners St Lawrence 6 – 1 in the biggest shock of the day.

Kayunga scored through Hamimu Ssemakula (2), Peter Wasswa, Frank Bomboka, Ibrahim Lubwama and Pius Mbidde’s own goal.

Beach soccer all time leading goal scorer, Phillip Rwezaula colored the score line a beautiful second look with St Lawrence’s consolation.

The best four teams per group will play in the quarter finals after the group stage games to be followed by semi finals and finals to determine the winners.

Kira Young, who pulled out of this year’s championship is the league defending champion.

The league is run by Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) and is proudly sponsored by Crown Beverages under the pepsi brand.

All Match Results:

Hurriken Group:

Nkumba Select 8 – 5 KIU

International University of East Africa 4 – 5 Dalumba Richmond

St. Lawrence 1 – 6 Kayunga Town Council

Mutesa Royal 10 – 2 Braza Braza

Moonsoon Group:

Real Galaticals 3 – 3 MUBS

Zaba Super Market 2 – 4 Talented

Stormers 2 – 4 Sand Pirates

YMCA 1 – 2 Buwanika Bulls

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

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