Stormers Beach Soccer club is the champion of the first edition of the Muwanguzi memorial cup.
Stormers overcame MUBS 2-1 in a well contested final played at Lido Beach on Sunday for a tournament in honour of ardent sports lover, the late Samson Muwanguzi (owner of Lido beach).
Ibrahim Mpengere scored twice for Stormers in the final whilst the consolation for MUBS came from Maxwell Okello.
The Winning team as well as the runners up got golden and silver medals respectively.
The Winners were also given a giant glittering trophy.
Edward Bakadde of Buganda Royal Institute was the top scorer with six goals
Stormers’ Samson Kirya was named best goalkeeper of the tourney.
Both Bakadde and Kirya were given beach soccer footballs.
There was a special medal of recognition and appreciation to the widow to the late Samson Muwanguzi who was a strong supporter of the game during its initial stages of development in Uganda till his timeof death in 2016.
Uganda Beach Soccer Association CEO, Sembuya hands over medal of honour to Mrs. Muwanguzi.
According to the UBSA chairman, Mutabazi, the Muwanguzi memorial tournament will be an annual competition that has been now included on the domestic beach soccer calendar.
In appreciation of the great work, the late Samson Muwanguzi offered to the growth of beach soccer in Uganda, this tournament has been started.
“I am so impressed by the turn up and response of teams and fans alike. We shall be holding this event every year.”
19 teams took part in the day long gala that was played on a knock out basis at Lido Beach.
YMCA vs MUBS action
Full Results from the 1st Muwanguzi memorial cup:
Bugana Royal Institute 4-5 Mutora Beach
Sunday Special 0-1 Kampala Refugee
Round of 16:
Sunday Special 0-4 YMCA
IUEA 4-2 MS Sand Lions
St Lawrence University 4-1 Real Galaticos
Stormers 4-0 Kampala Refugee
Nkumba Select 8-2 Mutora Beach
Talented 3-0 Dalumba International
Kabalagala Rangers 3-5 MUBS
Mutesa 1 Royal University 2-3 Kampala International University
Nkumba Select 4-1 Buganda Royal University
St Lawrence University 1 (3) – 1 (2) Talented
Stormers 3-2 KIU
YMCS 2 (1) – 2 (3) MUBS
Nkumba Select 1 (1) – 1 (3) Stormers
Talented 1 (1) – 1 (2)MUBS
MUBS 1-2 Stormers