Sophie for Shipping and Logistics (SSL) company were first time participants at the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) corporate tournament held over the weekend at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru.

The debutants fought their way to the finals, losing to National Water and Sewerage Corporation who successfully defended their title won in 2015.

National Water defeated SSL Logistics 1-0 with the winning goal head home by the tried and tested Ahmed Swalley in the second half of the game.

SSL logistics managing director Shady H. Ez-el-din has thus showered special praise to his team, the organizers (FUFA) and the rest of the participating companies;

It was a great opportunity to play with the other corporate family.

It is a worthwhile experience to meet and know different people, interact freely as well as play to keep fit.

We shall return in the next edition.

The SSL team was led by household names – Thomas Kanakulya, Robert Kateregga, Said Kizito, Coffins Okello among others.

Shady calls upon improved refereeing at this tournament to make even better.

In the third place play-off match, another debutant side, Civil Authority Authority defeated Uganda Premier League team 3-0.

This was the second time that FUFA was organizing such a tournament meant to bring together corporate companies with a sole aim of rallying support and building cordial working relations.

2016 FUFA Corporate Tournament:

All Results:

  • Finals: SSL Logistics 0-1 National Water & Sewerage Corporation
  • 3rd Place Play -off: Civil Aviation Authority 3-0 Uganda Premier League
  • Semi-final 1: Uganda Premier League 0 (0) – 0 (3) SSL Logistics
  • Semi-final 2: Civil Aviation Authority 0-1 National Water & Sewage Corporation

Quarter-finals:

  • SSL Logistics 1-0 Crane Bank
  • FUFA XI 0-1 Uganda Premier League
  • Civil Aviation Authority 1-0 BIDCO Uganda Limited
  • Red Pepper 0 (0) – 0 (2) National Water & Sewage Corporation

Group A:

Airtel Uganda Limited 1-4 SSL Logistics

BIDCO Uganda Limited 1-0 Airtel Uganda Limited

Airtel Uganda Limited 0-1 Nile Special

SSL Logistics 2-0 BIDCO Uganda Limited

Nile Special 0-4 SSL Logistics

BIDCO 2-0 Nile Special

Group B:

FUFA XI 1-2 Red Pepper

UMEME 0-3 Pramukh Steel

UMEME 1-4 FUFA XI

Pramukh Steel 1-1 Uganda Premier League

FUFA XI 3-0 Uganda Premier League

Red Pepper 2-0 UMEME

Pramukh Steel 0-2 FUFA XI

Uganda Premier League 1-0 Red Pepper

UMEME 1-3 Uganda Premier League

Group C:

National Water and Sewerage Corporation 1-0 Civil Aviation Authority

Cranes Bank 0-0 National Water and Sewerage Corporation

Civil Aviation Authority 0-1 National Insurance Corporation

National Insurance Corporation 0-3 Civil Aviation Authority

Cranes Bank 2-0 National Insurance Corporation.

Awards:

FUFA Fair-play Award: Pramukh Steel

Most Valuable Player: Umar Kasule (National Water & Sewerage Corporation)

Top Scorer: Paul Mutakabala (8 Goals) – FUFA XI

Best Goalkeeper: Andrew Kabugalo (NWSC)

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

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