National Beach Soccer League (Men):
- Nkumba University 7-6 Isabeti
- Nkumba University 4-2 Mitoola Beach
- Kyadondo Galaticals 3-6 St Lawrence University
- Stormers 4-2 MUBS
- Talented 3-4 Kampala International University
- Buganda Royal University 6-1 MS Sand Lions
The game between Nkumba University and Isabeti had been one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures on Sunday during the men’s beach soccer league at Lido beach.
Not surprisingly, the game lived to its true billing and expectations as Nkumba won 7-6 in a close contest.
Given the egos and self interests that either side wanted to settle, fans longed to watch the match.
Coming hours after Isabeti had unveiled a mega sponsorship, Moses Lukymuzi and Isa Assimwe’s coached side had the morale and vigour.
Alex Emmanuel Wasswa scored a hat-trick for Nkumba. Solomon Ovoyo and Twaha Ayiman each added a brace.
Isabeti’s goals came from skipper Roch Somoka (3), Ibrahim Lubwama, David Awori and Rica Byaruhanga.
”That is the nature of beach soccer. Personally, I knew Isabeti is a very high scoring side. So, to counter them, we needed to score more and I whispered that to my teammates” Wasswa noted.
In the other shocking result on the day, Stormers overcame champions MUBS 4-2. Ronald Magwali and Churchill Kamba were each on target twice for the Stormers.
Charles Ayiekho’s MUBS scored through Frank Bomboka’s double.
In a unique feat of individual brilliance, Emmanuel Kalyowa scored all the 6 goals for St Lawrence University during their 6-3 victory past Kyadondo Galacticals.
Hamis Kafeero, Eddie Kityo and Abdul Karim Kibalama replied for the Galaticals.
Meanwhile, Buganda Royal University humbled Makindye Ssabagabo Sand Lions 6-1. Paul Kato, Deo Ssengendo, Peter Wasswa, Hassan Luboyera and Hadad Nsamba (own goal) propelled the university side.
Onesmas Byarugaba scored the consolation for the MS Sand Lions.
A total of 48 goals were scored in the 6 men games on the day whilst 23 goals were netted from the same number of games played by the women.
The league will return after one week at Lido beach in Entebbe.