Uganda Beach Soccer League Kicks Off On Sunday

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Uganda Beach Soccer has released their new logo for the revamped Uganda Beach Soccer League which is set to kick off on Sunday 24th February 2019.

The scenic Lido Beach will host the opening round of matches and for the first time, one game (Mubs Bsc vs Buganda Royal) would be played under floodlights.

The 16 teams would play a round robin of matches over the next 7 weeks to decide the top four who would then contest the ultimate Champions Cup.

Whilst most of the clubs that play in the league are around the capital Kampala and the city of Entebbe, there are few that hail from Western, Central and Eastern parts of Uganda.

Only Ghana (2011-2017) has had a beach soccer league involving 16 teams.

Over the past 8 years, the West African nation has aggressively developed beach soccer thanks to sponsorship from leading financial institution CAL Bank.

However, there has been a lull in activities recently but authorities in Ghana have indicated that they are on the verge of relaunching the Beach Soccer League which would be played across four coastal regions.

According to chairman of Uganda Beach soccer Association, Deo Mutabazi, talks are ongoing with potential sponsors to further boost the exciting and fastest growing sports discipline in the country.

The league is currently being sponsored by BBS television after contracts with previous headline sponsor Pepsi, expired.

BBS Television also share media rights with Uganda television as the official television partners of the league.

Uganda Beach Soccer authorities are hopeful of a major partnership with a Pan African network as the league kicks off.

Prizes are awarded to top four finishers with the winner taking home a prize money Shs 5Million (Uganda Shillings).

Meanwhile it has been confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that Uganda will host the 2020 Afcon Beach Soccer Championships.

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