MUBS became the first ever club to win the National Beach Soccer League thrice
It is rear for a coach to acknowledge that an opposing team is a better side than his own especially after he has won.
Thats exactly what the MUBS beach soccer team tactician Charles Ayiekho did when he praised his Muteesa 1 Royal University BSC counterpart Tonny Ssebagala for challenging him in the National League final at Lido, Entebbe on Sunday.
A more experienced MUBS went into the final as the favourites but they had to come from a goal down twice to force a 6-6 draw in full-time. MUBS then won the game 8-6 in extra-time thanks to Elvis Kasujja and Benson Ocen goals.
“To be honest, the best team lost. Muteesa 1 Royal played better and they should have won. But I thank my boys for using their experience where it mattered most. We won because we scored important goals at the right time,” Ayiekho noted.
He particularly saluted his team captain Kasujja for propelling the team to the win with crucial goals as they came from behind and then for scoring one of the goals that handed MUBS victory in the extra-time.
“He (Kasujja) plays at the back but like a true captain, he inspired his colleagues to a point of even moving upfront to score important goals. He scored with one and half minutes left. Muteesa was already celebrating,” Ayiekho said.
The victory means MUBS becomes the first ever club to win the National Beach Soccer League thrice. They won it in 2012 and 2015.
Top scorer: Benson Ocen (MUBS) – 33 Goals
MVP (Men): Paul Lule (Muteesa I Royal University)
MVP (Women): Habiba Nakayobyo (Muteesa)
Fairplay (Men): YMCA
Fair play (Women): Entebbe Ladies
Best Goalkeeper: Nasser Lwamunda (Muteesa I Royal University)
Best Coach (Men): Tonny Ssebagala (Muteesa I Royal University)
Best coach (Women): Herbert Luboyeera (Muteesa I Royal University)
Best Print Media: Denis Bbosa West (Daily Monitor)
Best Online Media: David Isabirye (Kawowo Sports)
Best TV Media: Uthman Ssempebwa (UBC TV)