By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
Entebbe: Makerere University Business School (MUBS) won the 9th edition of the Inter-University Beach Soccer Championship at Lido beach in Entebbe on Sunday, 27th October 2019 beating Buganda Royal Institute 3-2 in a well contested final match.
Saidi Munir netted a brace and Bernard Wamusi added the other as the Nakawa based institution clinched their third ever championship following earlier back to back victories in 2014 and 2015.
Simon Peter Kijjo and Ambrose Kigozi got the consolation goals for Buganda Royal Institute who settled for silver medals and in the third-place playoff, Kampala International University (KIU) edged the defending champions St Lawrence University to take bronze medals.
KIU defeated St Lawrence 3-2 in a tense post-match penalty shoot-out after normal time had ended four goals apiece, Buganda Royal’s Ambrose Kigozi was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP),MUBS’ sharp striker Saidi Munir with 9 goals finished as the top scorer of the two day’s tournament, Eric Habinshuti of Buganda Royal was the best goalkeeper and Mutesa I
Tournament Best team:
The top five players selected by the technical team at this championship included the MVP Ambrose Kigozi, top scorer Saidi Munir, best goalkeeper Eric Habinshuti and Davis Arinda of MUBS.
This was the 9th edition of the university beach soccer challenge with a number of universities taking part, this championship started in 2011 and was won by Multitech Business School,
- 2011- Multitech Business School
- 2012- Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara
- 2013 – St. Lawrence University
- 2014 -MUBS
- 2015 – MUBS
- 2016 – Nkumba University
- 2017 – Nkumba University
- 2018 – St. Lawrence University
- 2019 – MUBS