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Nile5 five-a-side tournament enters final bend

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 14th May 2019 11:57 AM

The finale will also feature a ladies 5-a side competition with the winners also making the Tanzania trip for the Africa 5-aside.

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Action between Crane Gardens and Open Bar (black bibs) during the Nile5, five-a-side football tournament at Kasangati ground, May 11 2019. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

The finale will also feature a ladies 5-a side competition with the winners also making the Tanzania trip for the Africa 5-aside.

 
 
Kampala’s Vision Bar beat Mubende’s Club-One 2-1 to walk away with sh450,000/- as one of the qualifiers to the Nile5, five-a-side football tournament ended at Kasangati ground on Saturday.
 
Despite losing the final during the qualifier, Club-One received sh250, 000/- while Mate and Crane Gardens got sh150, 000/- each in the one-day, fan-centric engagement soccer platform that is a continent-wide initiative by Nile Breweries’ parent company Ab-Imbev.
 
The four teams will now compete with 12 others from across the country in the national finals that will comprise of 16 teams (4 from each region).
 
The winning outlet team at the nationals will then compete at the Africa 5-a side tournament in Tanzania with other teams, from where the winning team will earn an all-expense paid European tour in the company of 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations winner Samuel E’to.
 
The finale will also feature a ladies 5-a side competition with the winners also making the Tanzania trip for the Africa 5-aside.
 
The tournament has been ongoing from all over the country and started at the township level where two teams qualified to the 32-team regional tier.
 
“It is a social league meant to provide a platform for friends to come together over a beer and enjoy a kick-around but it has a big magnitude of reward and we intend to make the run-in to the tournament a special one,” Nile Special Brand Manager Francis Nyende said during the launch in March.
 

 Action between Crane Gardens and Open Bar (black bibs) during the Nile5, five-a-side football tournament at Kasangati ground

 
Kampala Region qualified teams
 
Vision Bar
 
Club-One
 
Mate
 
Crane Gardens
 
Semifinals
 
Vision Bar 2 Mate 0
 
Club-One 0(3) Crane Gardens 0 (1)
 
Final
 
Vision Bar 2 Club-One 1
 
 

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