The Corporate League returns bigger and Stronger

DAVID GOMBE

For the 19th consecutive year, the Corporate League returns bigger and stronger with the season’s opener slated for this Sunday 23rd, February 2020 at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds.

This year’s Corporate league was officially launched on Monday, 17 February 2020 at the main offices of the company located at Capital Shoppers’ Building in Nakawa, Kampala.

The highly fun packed league will see corporate companies compete in different disciplines which include football, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Woodball, Athletics, Pool, fun games tug of war and 3 legged race.

It will run every other last Sunday of the month up to November, 29th ,2020 with the grand dinner and awards slated for 4th December, 2020.

The new chairman of the executive committee Boaz Nabimanya confirmed that this year’s event has attracted 74 companies an increment of the 56 teams that participated last year.

“We are excited about the commencement of the league. An increase in the number of teams participating means we have to triple our efforts in as far as running the league smoothly is concerned. This time, we expect an improvement in quality of outings, venues, branding and officiation.”

He also called upon team managers to present albums of their players before kick off for verification of players and insurance of licenses.

“The deadline for delivering the team albums to the corporate league secretariat is on Tuesday February, short of which teams will forfeit points.”

Hotel Africana are the overall defending champions of the event.

SGA Security, Petroleum Authority Uganda, UBOS, Bella Wines, Kirudu Hospital, NGO Bureau, Rene Industries, Mobikey Trucks, NITA Uganda, KFC, Movie, Finca Uganda are some of the new entrants.

In order to weed out cases of Indiscipline and foster sportsmanship, measures have been put in place.

Some of the new measures

•For instance, if a player gets a yellow card, the team loses 2 points ( in the previous seasons, they were docked one point).
•A red card, three points will be docked.
•If a team accumulates over 3 yellow cards or 2 reds cards through the season, they are docked 15 points in the final tally as a punishment for indiscipline and roughness.
•This year licences for all league players have been introduced as a measure to fight mercenaries.

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