Candies Sports Club(CSC) of Freedom and Roam Uganda(FARUG), in a historical moment took part in her maiden sports competition when she impressively participated in the Women Beach Soccer held at Lido beach in Entebbe, yesterday 20th may.
The tournament which attracted the participation of ten women soccer teams was organized by The Federation of Uganda Football (FUFA) and Uganda Beach Football Association UBFA).
“This is a very exciting moment for all of us at FARUG. The event was a success and no problems were encountered even as it was our first time to participate in mainstream sports events. The team excelled with no training at all,” said Doreen Kajoina, the coach and also the FARUG Sports Desk coordinator.
Fatuma Luwedde was one of the most valuable players when she scored the first goal against Makayi sports club, which CSC won with a 5-1 lead in the first game. CSC then drew 2-2 with Edgar Sports Club which led them to the semi finals. Kawempe sports club, who emerged the winners of the tournament beat CSC 2-0. To qualify for third place, CSC was given a walk over.
Other players that put up a good fight for CSC included; Jean, Biggy, Agnes, Boi, Mac, Diane, Monica among others. The coach player, Doreen sustained an ankle injury.
The event recieved much support from the fans who had thronged the beach. Members of FARUG, who turned up in big numbers, were ceaselessly chanting and applauding the players.
Candies Sports Club is FARUG’s own sports club. CSC had never before taken part in any mainstream organized sports events such as this one. They were anxious but at the same time the players were excited and took to the sand with no trainning at all and played with passion and emerged third out of 10 teams.