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The SMACK football league is back

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 18th August 2017 03:34 PM

The league will run for 8 months, with eight games taking place on each match day, twice a month.

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Team captains L-R: Rodney Ray Oriokot (Mafiaz), Edrine Lusiba (Pirates), Blaize Othieno (Mafiaz) and Moses Magero Mwanje (Pirates) pose during the launch of the SMACK league in Kampala. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The league will run for 8 months, with eight games taking place on each match day, twice a month.

Season two of the SMACK Football League kicks off on Sunday with 16 teams yet again fighting for the championship, in the annual tournament aimed at making the SMACK Old Boys fraternity, a well networked, robust, mutually supportive and health community.

Addressing a press conference at Valhalla Bar & Restaurant in Kampala on Wednesday, SMACK League Chairman Moses Tumusiime flanked by members of his executive, Alex Lukyamuzi, Hillary Baguma and Baguma Kajura, said the event is also aimed at enhancing cohesion among the teams.

“We aim to nurture a spirit of networking, create a robust social support group for our members, avail a mutual business platform to bolster and increase the outreach of SMACKOBA through providing a platform that allows for regular meeting and engagement and ensure good health through physical exercise,” Tumusiime said.

He said their maiden season was successful as they managed to unite about 500 old boys, their families and friends on top of creating networks and linkages that grew into business support.

“We managed to create the best Sunday family day in Kampala and this season we shall also be giving back to the community through CSR by building a classroom block at Bat Valley primary school,” Tumusiime noted.

The Devils (class of 1998-2004) are defending champions who will take on the likes of Pirates, Zulus, Taliban, Tsunamis, Bushmen, Vendors, Mafias and Outcasts among other teams.

The league will run for 8 months, with eight games taking place on each match day, twice a month. Each team will have a chance to host a match-day outing with the winners not only getting bragging rights but also a trophy and medals.

There will also be individual awards for the MVP, top scorer, golden glove, smartest team and fair play awards in the nine-aside tournament.

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