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2019 FUFA Corporate Tournament: Draws for 5th edition conducted

2019 FUFA Corporate Tournament

Saturday, 27th April 2019

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) starting 8 am

Group A: Nile Special, UPL Secretariat, Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited, National Population Council, Diamond Trust Bank

Group B: AAL, KISU, UMEME, Corporate League Team, Sanyuka TV

Group C: Civil Aviation Authority, Airtel Uganda Limited, Red Pepper, BIDCO, Ecobank

Group D: FUFA FM, NIC Holdings, Roofings Limited, SOGEA SATOM, Pepsi

  • Licensed players featuring in the 5 divisions recognized by FUFA are not allowed
  • Champions wins a trophy and cash prize of 3 million shillings
  • Red Pepper Limited won the FCT Cup in 2018

For the fifth year running, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) continues to bring together the corporate world through its annual corporate tournament.

Running under the theme, fun, networking and soccer, the 2019 edition returns bigger and better and the draws were successfully held on Wednesday at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

20 teams were drawn in four groups with each pool having five teams. The draw was witnessed by CAF Club licensing Manager Ahmed Harraz andFUFA CEO Edgar Watson.

CAF Club Licensing Manager hmed Harraz picked Kyagalanyi Coffee from the main pot during the draw

Three new teams will take part in this year’s edition and these include; National Population Council, Corporate League team, Sanyuka TV and Pepsi.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson went for UMEME Ltd during the draw

Mr. Rogers Byamukama, the head of marketing and communications indicated that the tournament has gained popularity since its inception in 2015 with the prime target of bringing together different corporate companies.

L-R Esther Musoke (FUFA Markeitng Director), Rogers Byamukama (FUFA Executive Member), Charles Masereka (Diamond Trust Bank) and Jakisa Karlos (National Population Council).

‘We are proud as FUFA that this tournament has continued to grow in stature. We started in 2015 with eight teams but I’m proud that we now have 20 teams this year. The main reason behind the corporate tournament is networking and creating a platform of interaction among the several companies’

Sembera Simon- Quality Assurance Engineer Sogea Satom drew KISU from the pot

FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke stated that she had an overwhelming number of teams that wanted to take part but could only accommodate twenty.

‘I’m humbled with the numbers that turned up this year. We actually had so many teams that wanted to be part. This gives us the confidence that we have the trust of the different companies. The winners will walk away with a trophy and a cash prize of three million shillings’

BIDCO was picked from the pot by Uganda Premier League’s Gordon Roy Mundeyi during the draw

The tournament played for one day will take place on Saturday at KISU with two teams qualifying from each of the four groups for the quarterfinals and thereafter advance to the subsequent stages.

At KISU, four pitches will be set aside and these have been named after current and former FUFA Presidents. These include; Moses Magogo(current FUFA President), Lawrence Mulindwa, the late Dennis Obua and the late John Ssebana Kizito.

Prior to the start of the group games, there will be an aerobics session in the morning.

 

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