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Beach Soccer: Draws for the second Samson Muwanguzi memorial tournament held

Second Samson Muwanguzi memorial Beach Soccer tournament:

First Round (Knock out basis for 6 games)– Saturday, 23rd March 2019

*Defending Champions Stormers and losing finalists MUBS given a bye from first round

Second Round – Sunday, 24th March 2019

*At Lido Beach, Entebbe (Kick off Time – 11 AM)

The draws for the second edition of the Samson Muwanguzi memorial tournament were held on Tuesday, 19th March 2019 at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

FUFA licensing manager and FIFA Beach Soccer Referee Ivan Kintu Bayige supervised the draws.

Ivan Kintu Bayige supervised the draws

The draws were also witnessed by club representatives, members of the media as well as Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) officials led by the vice Chairman in charge of administration, Peter Sseguya, Executive committee member Ssemwogerere Mukiibi, members of the UBSA competitions committee Sarah Birungi and Phoebe Kutamba.

Last year’s finalists Stormers and MUBS were given a bye at first round. In some of the first round matches, Mutoola Beach club will play St Lawrence University in the opener.

Mpigi based Kiringente takes on Buganda Royal University, Mutesa I Royal University will play Kampala International University (KIU), Entebbe Sharks against Talented, MS Sand Lions will battle Isabeti as Entebbe Old Stars will lock horns with Nkumba University.

Phoebe Kutamba drew Entebbe Old Stars to host Nkumba University
Sarah Birungi drew Isabeti against MS Sand Lions

The first round will be played on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 on a knock out basis, kicking off at 11 AM.

The six clubs will join the two clubs given a bye (defending champions Stormers and runners up, MUBS).

Sports journalist Ali Ssewanyana picked Talented against Entebbe Sharks
UBSA Executive Committee member Ssemwogerere Mukiibi displays the Kiringente

Round two will commence with the quarter finals kicking off at 11 AM before the semi-finals and finals will follow suit.

‘The Samson Muwanguzi memorial beach soccer tournament is an annual championship that was previously known as the Copa Entebbe. It is played in honour of the late Samson Muwanguzi, the former proprietor of Lido beach. He was integral in the development of beach soccer in Uganda’ Peter Sseguya noted.

UBSA committee members Ssemwogerere Mukiibi (left) and Peter Sseguya pose with the main trophy.

The winning team will smile home with a trophy and gold medals. The first and second runners up will get silver and bronze medals respectively.

There are special prizes for the top scorer, best goalkeeper, fair play award and the best overall player (Most Valuable Player).

First Round matches (Saturday, 23rd March 2019):

  • Mutoola beach Vs St Lawrence
  • Kiringaente Vs Buganda Royal
  • Mutesa Royal Vs KIU
  • Entebbe Sharks Vs Talented
  • MS Sand Lions Vs Isabeti
  • Entebbe Old Stars Vs Nkumba University

Second round – quarter finals, semifinals and finals (Sunday, 24th March 2019)

Samson Muwanguzi Memorial Beach Soccer Trophy

MAIN: Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) vice chairman in charge of administration Peter Sseguya during the draws for the Samson Muwanguzi memorial beach soccer tournament at FUFA House

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