A total of 20 football teams have been drawn into four groups each containing four teams ahead of the now annual Kabira Football Tournament organized by Kabira Country Club and supported by Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA).
Kabira Country Club general manager Rakesh Hurrychurn told a press conference meeting to launch the tournament that they are trying to promote football and help corporate companies to network. The one -day tournament will take place on 31st March at Kabira Country club.
“Every year we are planning to make the tournament better, we have to make a land mark. The second edition is going to be exciting and very organized compared to the inaugural tournament last year.”
“We would like to thank the teams that have registered and sponsors that include Hisense together with Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) for the technical support. The objective of the tournament is to promote football since it’s a great sport and also a tool for networking among the companies” said Mr.Rakesh added.
Said Esther Musoke Marketing Manager FUFA applauded Kabira saying that ‘when organisations come together and take on football as something we can push forward.’ On the technical side of the upcoming social event, Musoke said the tournament will be government by the reles and regulations of the federation.
Each team will have six player on the pitch and ten players on the team sheet. Twenty team will take part and compete for the cash prizes of Shs1m for the winners, Shs500k for the first runner up and SHs300k for the second runners up.
Musoke said players currently licensed by FUFA or have been holding the federation license in the last two FUFA season will be ineligible. Each football game will have two halves of not more than five minutes.
GROUP A: Kabira Country Club, Hash Security (A), Kitunga Alumni, Yali Ugand, FUFA FM.
GROUP B: Premier Advertising, Pan Afric, Hisense, Macos Legen, Top Bloggers Uganda.
GROUP C: Dream Chasers, Pink Tie, Falcons FC, Speke Hotel, Bishop FC
GROUP D: Prozone, Kings Way’ MLS FC, Hash Security (B)