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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.

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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Kickboxer Patricia Apolot set for rematch with Kenya’s Joyce Awino

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Uganda’s top-ranked female kickboxer Patricia Apolot has vowed to crush Kenyan fighter Joyce Awino in their rematch slated for this weekend at Smiles Corner Hotel in Kireka, Kampala.

Known to many by her stage name “Black Pearl”, Apolot will return to the ring against Awino in the African title fight dubbed “The Reveletion Night of 1000 Punches” on Saturday, August 31. The fight is in low kick style sanctioned by both Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) and World Kickboxing Federation (WKF).

The two fought in April this year in Tororo and Apolot won by knockout.

“I have trained hard and very ready, so my fans should come expecting the best from me,” Apolot said, adding that “I wish to thank my sponsors, Hima Cement, for their consistent financial and moral support towards my kickboxing career.”

Hima Cement Marketing and Pricing Manager, Charles Mugasi said that the sponsorship is intended to enable her perform to her best and inspire other young girls in Uganda to join the kickboxing sport.

Apolot who has been involved in 21 professional fights winning 12 by knockout has changed the kickboxing landscape in Uganda with her unique techniques and unmatched determination to grow the at different levels more especially young girls.

She has won several tittles from home, continental, and intercontinental fights which makes her the holder of the largest number of belts and gold medals in the sport in Uganda and Africa at large.

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Bamasaaba Sports Tournament gets Ugx 50 Million boost

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Pilsner Lager, a beer produced by Uganda Breweries, has announced a UGX50 million sponsorship package towards the upcoming Bamasaaba Sports Tournament 2019. The tournament will start on August 15 th and run up to October.

Organised by the Bamasaaba Sisimukha Club (BASC), the games bring together various teams from Masaaba communities in both Uganda and Kenya with the aim of honouring culture, promoting unity and the development of the Bamasaaba people through sports and games.

This year’s sponsorship package was announced at a press briefing held at Uganda Breweries’ head offices in Luzira.

While announcing the sponsorship, Edgar Kihumuro, the Pilsner Lager Brand Manager, said, “We live in an era when it is crucial for us to hold our cultural and traditional values close to heart. Pilsner Lager, as a brand, understands and cares about the pride associated with a deep African heritage and this commitment has seen us invest in the development of local sports potential, for example, with the ongoing Pilsner Super 8 Tournament. By sponsoring the Bamasaaba Sports tournament, not only are we advancing a passion for sports but also for the traditions that bring people together.”

The tournament has, in the past, attracted various teams drawn from over 20 clans from the districts covering Mbale, Bududa, Sironko, Manafwa and Bulambuli in Uganda and the Bamasaaba Kenya Chapter which covers Trans Nzoia and Bungoma.

“The Bamasaaba Sports Tournament continues to be a wonderful opportunity for our people to come together in celebration of our culture and tradition. In addition, our youth are encouraged to stay in touch with their rich heritage through sports, which inspire, entertain and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent,” said Israel Koboi, Chairperson of the Bamasaaba Sisimukha Club.

The sports tournament places an emphasis on football and netball that will be played in a series of group knockout stages.

“This year, we plan to include new activities like bicycle riding, a marathon, bull riding and shortput and we are glad for the support of partners like Pilsner Lager for being part of this journey,” Koboi added.

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Kawempe S.S dominates Airtel Rising Stars Kampala Regional Tournament

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Last weekend, Airtel Uganda hosted the best youth football teams from Kampala district at Sendi grounds in Wankulukuku for the Airtel Rising Stars Kampala Regional tournament – the first regional tournament of the 2019 competitions.

The 3-day tournament, which had 16 boys’ and 8 girls’ teams, saw Kawempe Muslim SS dominate on both fronts with their boys team defeating 2018 winner Kampala Junior Team (KJT) 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs following a goal-less draw after 90 minutes.

The Kawempe Muslim SS girls’ team also defeated Uganda Martyrs 2 -1 in an exciting and nerve-wracking match watched by Honorable Nabilah Nagayi, the Kampala Woman MP, FUFA leadership led by 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoya and Airtel Uganda Brand and Strategy Manager Ms. Noela Byuma.

Following their victory, both Kawempe Muslim boys and girls teams walked away with a trophy, gold medals each and 1.5 million shillings each. Runners up KJT (boys) and Uganda Martyrs (girls) also took hom a trophy, silver medals for the players and 1 million shillings. Uganda Martyrs’ Kevin
Nakachwa was named girls MVP while Jeremiah Jabel from St. Mary’s took home the boys MVP accolade.

Commenting about this tournament, Airtel’s Noela Byuma congratulated the winners and encouraged all the other teams to continue training for their comeback in the 2020 tournament.

“The talent that we have seen over the past three days has been a clear indicator for the need to continue investing in grassroots talent development. These youth are skilled, passionate and determined and these are the values that Airtel Rising Stars aims to develop as they go on to pursue professional careers in football,” she noted.

Since 2011, the Airtel Rising Stars grassroots football tournament has given talented boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 an opportunity to compete against fellow youth from across the country with hopes of being scouted to join the local league, football clubs all over the world and the Uganda national team. Today, the Uganda national men and women football teams both consist of a number of players who took part in this tournament.

Kampala Region has named thirty boys (30) and 30 girls who will prepare for the Airtel Rising Stars National finals due in early September.

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