The 9th edition of the university beach soccer championship 2019 scheduled for this Saturday 26th October at Lido Beach Resort Entebbe with more than 16 universities confirmed participation.
This championship started 9 years ago in 2011 with inaugural tournament won by Multitech Business School .
The championship has been consistently organised and attracted a good number of universities across the country.
St . Lawrence university are the defending champions after beating the Nkumba university in the finals of 8th edition last year.
As the country prepare to host Afcon 2020 Beach Soccer finals , such elite championship helps the technical team of Uganda sand cranes and league clubs to have a variety of choices as they select players to strengthen their squads and for the national duty.
Remember, Uganda is to take part in the 3rd edition of Copa Dar es salaam international beach soccer tournament from 20th to 26th , December 2019 . So this university championship will also provide an opportunity for the head coach Mr. Salim Jamal Muwonge and team.
Teams are expected to arrive at Lido Beach Resort Entebbe by 10:00am tomorrow to undergo the player verification exercise to weed out non students.
This tournament is strictly for university students .
Any institution that will will be caught fielding non students will be severely handled as per the rules and regulations of this championship.
This championship is organised in line with Association of Uganda University Sports ( AUUS ) and Federation of Uganda Football Associations .
The guest of honour is the acting Fufa President Mr . Justus Mugisha .
Teams are kindly encouraged to keep time and carry along the players documents for verification.
The previous winners of this Beach Soccer Competition include;
2012- BishopStuartUniversity , Mbarara
2013- St . Lawrenceuniversity
2018- St . Lawrenceuniversity