The final between St Lawrence and Braza Braza was too one-sided that the third place playoff between Zaba and MUBS was a more attractive encounter
By Swalley Kenyi
Beach Soccer League Final
St. Lawrence 13 Braza 4
Zaba 6 (5) MUBS 6 (4)
HUNDREDS of fans thronged Lido Beach in Entebbe expecting a competitive finale to the national beach soccer league season.
But all, except St Lawrence University left the Lake Victoria shores disappointed as Uganda Beach Soccer Associations crowned them champions.
The final between St Lawrence and Braza Braza was too one-sided that the third place playoff between Zaba and MUBS which the former won 5-4 on penalties after a 6-6 draw was a more attractive encounter.
In fact, Braza Braza coach Abby Katende was criticised for fielding an ill-prepared team. “I did not understand what was happening. Maybe we were too confident to win and were taken by surprise. But we will be okay next season,” Katende said after the match.
Katende however also blamed the defeat on the ‘flooded’ lake that forced the organisers to narrow the surface-of-play.
His counterpart Peter Sseguya was excited and pointed that the trophy would convince the university board to acquire better players.
Best player: Mugerwa Yasser
Best goalkeeper: Lwamunda Nasser
Top scorer: Nkuubi Brian
Fair play award: Zai Plaza
Best coach: Junju Hamza
Best referee: Ivan Kintu
St. Lawrence lift Beach Soccer title