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PEPSI BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE: Nkumba Select face Kira Young in finals

The 2 teams fight for their maiden beach soccer title

Sun, 18th May 2014:

Finals: Nkumba Select Vs Kira Young – 4pm

Exhibition Game: USPA Vs UBSA Members – 3 pm

3rd place: Real Galacticos Vs MUBS – 2 pm

Relegation decider: Zai Plaza Vs Richmond Strikers – Noon

The 2013/14 Pepsi national beach soccer league will climax on Sunday, 18th May 2014 at the Lido beach resort center in Entebbe.

Debutantes, Nkumba Select will play FUFA super league side, Kira Young in the final that will determine the winner of the trophy, gold medals and cash prize of Ug.shs. 2 M courtesy of the sponsors, Crown Beverages.

Nkumba Select topped the Hurriken group in the regular season with 39 points while Kira Young was best from the Monsoon group with 32 points.

“We expect a very colorful closing ceremony with lots of entertainment and various guests from the federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA)”, Deo Mutabazi, President of Uganda Beach Soccer Association says.

Nkumba Select will bank on the goal scoring prowess of Roch Somoka (so far has 27, one short of Phillip Rwezawula of Mengo International) while Kira Young’s Ashadu Bugembe and mid season recruit, Ronald Lubega will be out to spur the side.

“I expect a fairly balanced game with lots of attacking options and thrills”, Kira Young’s coach, Harunah Kebba says.

His counterpart at Nkumba Select, Isa Assimwe is optimistic they will maintain the great regular season form that has seen them lose only a single game in 14 fixtures played all season round.

MUBS will play the Real Galacticos in the run for the third best placed team.

Relegation Decider:

With Fisheries Training Institute (from Hurriken) and Kabalagala Rangers (Monsoon) have been confirmed relegated, the struggle for the third side to know its fate will be between Zai Plaza and Richmond Strikers.

The loser will be relegated to the lower division.

St Lawrence University is the defending champion.

In the ladies’ affair, She Cooperate are champions having beaten 3 other sides, Doves, Mutesa I and Ajax in the 4 team league.

Musicians, Bobi Wine and Fille will perform to the spectators as DJ Shiru mixes the music.

There are lots of fun games and challenges lined up for the fans, who also stand to win lots of prizes.

The league is exclusively organized by FUFA in conjuction with UBSA.

Entrance to Lido beach is 5000/= but free to all students with I.D’s.

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