The 2017/18 Uganda beach soccer national league kicked off officially on Sunday, 17th September 2017 at Lido Beach in Entebbe.
A total of 5 matches were played. Three for the men and two for the women.
Mutesa 1 Royal University Women beach soccer team defeated Buganda Royal 4-2.
Sharon Namatovu got a hat trick for Mutesa 1 and Caroline Anyangu scored the other.
Buganda Royal’s consolation goals came from Stellah Namisango and Precious Najjemba.
The other women encounter witnessed KJT overcome Talented 2-1.
Justine Najjuko grabbed a brace for KJT ladies whilst Aisha Mbabazi was on the mark for Talented.
Under the men, Makindye Sabagabo (MS) Sand Lions humbled debutants Mutoola 6-3 in a one sided match where Rajab Okello scored 4 times.
KIU gritted their teeth to outmuscle Kyadondo Glacticals 5-4 and Buganda Royal University were 4-2 winners against another debutant side Nkumba University.
The St Lawrence – Stafford match was not played because the latter failed to show up on time.
Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Chairman Deo Mutabazi predicts a tough race ahead.
“We had a good opening on Sunday. All the teams are competitive and I anticipate a neck to neck affair throughout the season” Mutabazi said.
The league returns on Sunday, 24th September 2017 with match day two games.
There are 16 and 8 men and women clubs respectively.