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GUINNESS FOOTBALL MANAGER LAUNCHED FOR FANS ACROSS UGANDA

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‘BE THE BOSS’ WITH GUINNESS’S BRAND NEW FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Kampala, 13th August, 2013 – GUINNESS, the beer of choice for football fans in Uganda is giving its fans the chance to Be the Boss of their very own football team with a free to play fantasy football game dubbed GUINNESS FOOTBALL MANAGER.

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GUINNESS is dedicated to giving football lovers across Uganda a deeper and richer football experience. To play the Guinness Football Manager, football fans just need to register at m.guinessvip.com and select their team. The fantasy football game can be played on mobile phones and computers, and gives football fans the chance to take control and manage their own team.

Players will be able to choose and manage a team of Premiership footballers; score points based on their performance and compete against other managers on the GUINNESS FOOTBALL MANAGER leader board to win great prizes.

GUINNESS FOOTBALL MANAGER will be fronted by well-known football manager, Roberto Di Matteo.  Like GUINNESS, Di Matteo has proven through his career that he is ‘made of more’, most famously leading Chelsea FC to their first UEFA Champions League win in 2012.  Each week throughout the season, Di Matteo will choose his ‘Made of More’ player, the player he believes has made the most significant contribution in that week’s matches and any managers with that player in their fantasy team, will be awarded extra points.

Speaking during the unveiling, Mark Mugisha, UBL Marketing Manager said:  “We are incredibly excited about the launch of the fantasy football game which we are launching today to give fans time to select and manage their team before the English Premier League season kicks off on 17th August, 2013.   We are offering football fans more exciting football experiences – everyone can play and enjoy the best experience possible.”

This brand new fantasy football game is widely available for football fans to play on smartphones and feature phones as well as on a computer. It gives fans the chance to step up to the challenge of being the boss – you pick the team, you call the shots and you get the glory.  You get to select players from clubs in the English Premier League and bring them together in your very own team.

“If you love football and think that you have what it takes to be a manager, this is the game for you”, added Mark Mugisha.

The Guinness Football Manager game gives fans the chance to win a grand prize up to UGX 5,000,000 as the Manager of the season and a monthly prize of UGX 1,500,000.

Guinness will also be launching a version that can be played on a basic text phone as well.  It is the first game of its kind that is available on a simple SMS basis where, for the price of one SMS, you can play the game on any network in the same way you would top up airtime.

GUINNESS FOOTBALL MANAGER is live for play from today 13th August, 2013 and all you need to do to play is sign up to GUINNESS VIP at m.guinnessvip.com, follow the instructions to select your team and show Uganda what you are made of!  It is free to play the game on every mobile phone – from basic SMS phones, to smart phones, feature phones, as well as on a computer.

Watch this space for more exciting football announcements coming soon to Uganda from GUINNESS!

 

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Nile Special inter-bar football tournament comes to an end

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The Nile Special amateur football tournament in which bars across the country faced off in a 5-Aside arrangement climaxed on Saturday with Soroti’s Team Facebook emerging champions.

Team Facebook triumphed over Tavern Kick with a 2-0 victory to win the inaugural tournament.

This followed a display of entertaining football as the 16 teams which had made it through the regionals to the nationals took on each other.

Team Facebook received a cash prize of Ugx 2 million and will also represent Uganda at the Africa 5-Aside tournament in Tanzania where the overall winning team will earn an all expense paid European tour in the company of Cameroonian football legend Samuel E’to.

Away from the football, revelers also enjoyed performances from musicians Vinka and John Blaq as they day’s fun came to an end.

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Manchester United coaches to train young Ugandan footballers

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Manchester United coaches, Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien are in Kampala to conduct training with students from Excel Soccer Academy

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Manchester United coaches, Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien are in Kampala for a two-day training with 128 students from Excel Soccer Academy through an ongoing partnership between the soccer club and Kansai Plascon.

“Leading up to today, we received many applications for our students to take part in this training, but have had to keep it at 128. Our hope is that in the future through such partnerships with Kansai Plascon and other companies, we can expose more of our over 1000 students to trainings of this caliber,” said Patrick Gyawambadde, a Director at Excel Soccer Academy.

The soccer academy which was started in 2011 focuses on using soccer as an environment in which many young boys and girls are taught values that include respect, teamwork and ambition.

“Because sports development is one of our strategic focal points, through soccer academies like this, children are taught to be goal oriented and to focus in everything they do. It is also most likely that children who play sports will not partake in crime. We would like to see these children and many others grow into responsible contributors to the Ugandan society. Soccer academies like this one are Kansai Plascon’s way of investing in the future of Uganda,” said Lungi Koni, the Regional Manager Special Projects, Kansai Plascon.

Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien emphasised that having 128 students will ensure that each child they work with gets their full attention. “With a smaller group, we are able to concentrate on them, engage with them one on one, and make sure that they leave after two days with lifelong soccer skills,” said Mike Neary.

Neary and O’Brien follow a visit from Quinton Fortune a Manchester United Legend who was in Kampala last week to engage with Kansai Plascon winners who had taken part in a radio and digital soccer based competition to win signed jerseys from Manchester United.

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Uganda’s Kiplimo Wins Great Manchester Run in Record Feat

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At only 18 years old, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo is already making history.

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During today’s 10km Great Manchester Run, Kiplimo came ahead of everyone recording a time of 27:31 minutes. He finished one mile ahead of the other runners.

On 31st December 2018 he set a new course record at the San Silvestre 10K with a personal best of 26:41.

The sky is the limit for the lad.

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