Pepsi University football league
UCU vs SLAU, Lugogo (3pm)
Third place play-off
UMU vs Busitema (12pm)
Entrance: Bottle of Pepsi soda
All is set for the much anticipated Pepsi University football league final this Sunday afternoon at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo as first time finalists Uganda Christian University (UCU) battle St Lawrence University (SLAU).
The two teams at the final had a feel of the Lugogo artificial turf yesterday (Saturday) with SLAU training at mid day before UCU came at 2pm. For the first time in the four years of participation, UCU beat the quarterfinal jinx to progress to the semi final and then the final.
Head coach Kintu Mwera understands that his side is slightly regarded as favorites by the odd makers and believes it is the best chance for him to lift the title in their best season ever.
“We are going to attack. We do not play defensive football and SLAU too wants to take the game to the opponents. I think it will be a turf but entertaining affair,” noted Mwera.
SLAU coach Nono Ssozi believes that Lugogo artificial turf will give both sides chance to play entertaining football for the fans to enjoy.
“It is a neutral ground and a very good playing turf for the players to give their best. We are playing a more experienced and scoring side but we have no pressure. We are going to enjoy but playing for victory. We almost play the same kind of football and whoever maximizes chances will take the day,” noted Nono, who is having his squad fully available for clash.
The final will come after Uganda Martyrs University takes on Bugema University in the third place playoffs.
Bugema lost to UCU in penalties at the semi final while 2017 champions Uganda Martyrs University lost to SLAU in similar fashion.
The winner takes Shs4m while the loser at the final has Shs3m at stake. The first and second runners up gets Shs2m and Shs1m respectively while there are cash prizes for numerous individual winners.
Kyambogo were last year’s champions. Vincent Kisenyi, the University league chairman confirmed to Pepper Spot that everything necessary to have a successful final in place.
“We have maximum security on the final and for entrance one will have to buy a bottle of Pepsi soda. The prizes for the third place play-off will be given out immediately after the game,” noted Kisenyi.