05/11/2016 - Press release
3rd Total Mini league football competition kicks off in Buliisa
Buliisa, November 5, 2016
The 3rd Total E&P Uganda mini league football competition has today kicked-off in Buliisa district with eight (8) football clubs competing for the league title. These team were selected out of 33 clubs that participated in the qualifier games played in Ngwedo and Kigwera sub counties.
The kick-off ceremony was presided over by Buliisa district LC5 chairman, Simon Agaba Kinene at Ndandamire primary school playgrounds in Kigwera Sub County. The games will be played for 3 weeks culminating in a finals game to be played on 26th November 2016 at Ndandamire Primary School. The winning team will receive a trophy and prizes such as a bull and AWANGO by Total solar lights while all the participating teams will receive a full set of jerseys with socks and footballs.
Speaking at the kick off ceremony on behalf of the General Manager, Amos Mwase the RSES of Total E&P Uganda welcomed the guests and expressed Total’s delight at the level of sportsmanship exhibited during the games for the past 3 years. “On behalf of Total E&P Uganda, I would like to welcome you all to the third (3rd) Total Buliisa Mini-league. At Total, it has been humbling to witness how over the past 3 years, this mini-league has fostered the spirit of sportsmanship as well as promoted a good relationship between the Buliisa community and us.”
The eight (8) teams participating in the 2016 Total mini football league in Buliisa include; Total E&P Uganda, Kibambura FC, Kilyango FC, Masaka FC, Nile United FC, Kiyere FC and Avogera FC.
“I am also happy to note that it is because of successes such as these coupled with the passion that Ugandans and Africans and the whole world in general have for football that the company has decided to support the Africa Cup of Nations by becoming the Title sponsor from 2017 to 2024. We are delighted to partner with the Confederation of African Football, the governing body of African football because Uganda and Africa at large is a big part of Total. Through our partnership and this commitment, we hope to strengthen ties to you, our stakeholders through exciting, celebratory events that are always popular, including within our own teams.” Mwase added. “Total is sponsoring the championship at a time when Uganda has also qualified, so we are even more excited to be a part of Uganda’s football history.”
As part of the competition activities, the company has also rehabilitated the football pitches at Uduk 1 community play grounds and Kirama Primary School in addition to distributing 1500 school bags to pupils at the two (2) primary schools.
The matches are to be officiated by referees from the Buliisa District Football Association.
Buliisa district chairman, Simon Kinene Agaba inspects TOTAL FC and Kibambura FC teams at the opening of TOTAL mini football league on November 5, 2016.
Kibambura FC and Total FC tussle it out in the first match of the league on 5th November 2016