Football enthusiasts will once again be treated to a competitive but fun day of athleticism, skills, talent showcase and a big deal of networking when the Kabira Football Tournament returns on o4th November at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala.
The one day tournaments attracts teams from different corporate institutions and celebrities to play football for fun. The tournament which aims at bringing corporate companies together is also backed by Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA). FUFA provides referees and match officials.
In June, over 20 teams, including Yokuku, Bet Yetu, Midocm, Bukoto Heights, Katon Rainbow, JBM FC, Victoria University and Riham, took part in the tournament. Winning teams and individual players took home trophies and cash prizes.
Kabira Country Club general manager Vismay Maniyar in June said the tournament will go a long way in improving the levels of fitness and standards of the game. “This is a very important tournament as we build to grow the game through bringing together corporates and integrating people with our facilities like pitches, gyms and swimming pools.” he said.
Team Pro Zone, made up of former Uganda Cranes footballers like Nestroy Kizito, Simon Massa, Mujib Kasule, Hassan Mubiru, Mutyaba, Hakkim Magumba, Abdallah Mubiru, Nsubuga, Kirya among others won the last Kabira Country Club Football Tournament.
It defeated Victoria University 1-0 in a tightly contested final. Victoria saw off Speke Hotel in the semi finals with Team Pro Zone which edged Cipla in a heated penalty shootout in the semi finals.
Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group, the conglomerate which owns Kabira Country Club hotel under the Speke Group of Hotels, thanked all corporate companies that accepted and honored the invite for the interactive football tournament.