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Kira Young clinch 2013/14 Pepsi Beach soccer national league title


Finals: Kira Young 7 – 6 Nkumba Select

3rd Place match: MUBS 4 – 2 Real Galacticos

Relegation decider: Richmond Strikers 6 – 2 Zai Plaza

It was all smiles for Kira Young beach soccer football club as they won the 2013/14 national beach soccer crown at Lido beach resort on Sunday.
Kira Young beat Nkumba Select 7 – 6 in a tense but thrilling finale watched by a mammoth gathering.

Patrick Kaddu will never forget a memorable day on the sand as he single handedly notched 5 goals.

They were supplemented by a brace from Ashadu Bugembe, often used as a goal keeper in the team’s set up that plays in the FUFA Super league.

Nkumba Select’s Roch Somoka, utilized this last fixture of the season to climber the tally of his personal goals with a quadruple to finish top of all scorers in the entire season with 30 goals on his personal account.

Diminutive striker, Allan Zirimenya and team skipper Douglas Muganga got the other goals for Nkumba Select to finish as runners up on their debut season.

In the third place place off match, MUBS beat Real Galacticos 4 – 2. Brian Nkuubi got a brace before Benson Ocen and Peter Kasujja notched one apiece.

Richmond strikers survived the jaws of relegation after overcoming Zai Plaza 6 – 2. Defender Paul Lwere notched a hat trick before goals from Kevin prince (2) and Richard Muleme cake icing strike sealed their fortunes.

Zai’s consolations came off the efforts of the Peter duo of Wasswa and Ssali.

The expectant spectators were not not treated to fancy action on the sand, there were lots of entertainment options.

From video games on large Pepsi screens, dancing competitions, fun challenges (ball juggling and shooting) all added to the already electric atmosphere charged by the DJ Shiru as he spinned the Music c.ds.

Musician Bebe Wine and Fille thrilled the spectators with an energetic performance thereafter the trophy and medal presentation ceremony.

Crown Beverages under the Pepsi brand sponsored the league organized by Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) under the close supervision of the football ruling body in the country, FUFA.


MVP: John Revita (Real Galacticos)

Best Goalie: Arnold Matanda (Kira Young)

Top Scorer: Roch Somoka (Nkumba Select) – 30 goals

Best Coach: Harunah Kebba (Kira Young)

PHOTO: 2013/14 Pepsi national Beach Soccer league champions, Kira Young celebrate with their trophy on the sand at Lido beach, Entebbe.

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