Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) and Scandinavia Centre de formation sportis du Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding to uplift the game of beach soccer between Uganda, Congo and Rwanda and the region as a whole.
The agreement was reached on Tuesday morning in a press briefing held at Ethiopian Village in Kabalagala, Kampala.
Uganda Beach soccer association chairman, Deo Mutabazi believed the bilateral agreement will help in taking the game to greater heights.
“It is a great opportunity for the game of beach soccer. Such arrangements will help to promote the game throughout the region of East Africa,” said a delighted Deo Mutabazi.
Thierry Kasongo Paluku who the proprietor of the sports entity indicated beach soccer is a growing game that easily be developed.
“I’m pleased with the level at which the game has reached in Uganda. This can be spread across the region and that’s why we are partnering with the association here in Uganda,” he stated.
The deal will see UBSA receive administrative support, coaches and referees will move around the region in an exchange program, technical support, and above all financial support so as to set up infrastructures for the game.
In addition, the Rwanda Scandinavia formation du Sportis will help in facilitating the national team in terms of playing equipment, players wages and any other itinerary.
The agreement is expected to be put into practice with immediate effect starting August this year.
Beach soccer is one of the fastest growing games in Uganda since inception in 2008.