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Pilsner Injects 90 million in FUFA Super 8 as Vipers opt out

Catherine Twesigye- Pilsner Brand Manager (Left), Esther Musoke – FUFA Marketing Manager (center) and Rogers Byamukama FUFA Excom Member & Chairman Marketing Committee (right) at the launch of the Super 8 on Monday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)

East African Breweries through their brand Pilsner Lager, has come out and given the FUFA Super 8 a major boost days before it’s official kick-off.

The beverage company has sponsored the maiden tournament with a package of 90 million.

This was during the launch of the tournament at the breweries head quarters in Luzira on Monday morning.

At the same event, draws for the tournament have also been drawn.

With Vipers deciding not to participate due to other pre-season engagements, they have been replaced by Police FC who will square off with SC Villa.

Reigning Uganda Cup champions KCCA FC will take on Jinja based side, Kirinya JSS in the tournament opener on Saturday at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

The winner of the tournament will scoop 10 million in total cash prize money while the second walks away with 5 million.

This is the first edition of the tournament and it features the top six clubs from last season’s Uganda Premier League and two from the Big league.

The six teams from the UPL will be Police FC (replacing champions Vipers SC), KCCA FC, SC Villa, Onduparaka FC, Kirinya JSS and Bul FC.

The top two sides from the Big League, Nyamityobora and Ndejje University will also take part.

The FUFA Super 8 fixtures:

-KCCA FC vs Bul FC
-SC Villa Jogoo Vs Police FC
-Ndejje University Vs Onduparaka
-Kirinya Vs Nyamityobora FC

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