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Stormers Win Inaugural Muwanguzi Memorial Beach Soccer Tournament

Stormers defeated MUBS to win Muwanguzi memorial tournament

Stormers beach soccer team were crowned champions of the inaugural Muwanguzi memorial tournament on Sunday after defeating MUBS in the finals.

Stormers defeated MUBS 2-1 at Lido beach to win the tournament organised in memory of the late Samson Muwanguzi.

Former Entebbe FC player Ibrahim Mpengere was the star of the day scoring a brace in the finals despite MUBS pulling one back through Maxwell Okello.

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To reach the finals, site Stormers defeated league defending champions Nkumba Select 3-1 in the semifinals while MUBS edged past Talented (2-1).

Muwanguzi who was the owner of Lido beach and  played an integral role in promoting the game of beach soccer in Uganda but passed away last year.

In a way of appreciating his efforts, there the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) led by Deo Mutabazi organised a one day tournament that was enlisted on the beach soccer calender and will be an annual event.

Edward Bakidde of Buganda Royal Institute emerged the top scorer with 6 goals while Kirya Samson of Stormers who also plays for SC Villa was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

The tournament on its maiden attempt attracted a total of 19 teams and is expected to be staged every year.

Full results

Preliminaries:

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

Quarter finals:

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

Semi-finals:

Nkumba Select 1-3 Stormers

Talented 1-2 MUBS

Final:

MUBS 1-2 Stormers

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