Jumia Uganda sponsored Ntare Lions League will hold their Season 11 finale on Saturday 22nd February, 2020 at Bweyogerere based King’s Park Arena, the home of Black Pirates Rugby Club.
After seeing off the regular season with 17 exciting fixtures, the 40 points garnered by Abashweki (Class of 2013) are not enough to have them declared champions because league rules call for play offs. As such, they will battle second placed Ebicuncu (Class of 1993) who gathered 37 points to determine the actual champions.
Abashweki are two time champions having won the league in Season 6 and Season 9 whereas their opponents for tomorrow are eyeing their first league honors having lost the trophy last season to eventual Season 10 champions Nshera (Class of 2010) in penalties.
Ntare League, the pioneer old students’ league was started in 2014 and is organised based on years of study during their days at Mbarara based, Ntare School. Old boys organise themselves and form teams that they name according to whatever they deem appropriate for their year. Be it favorite slang or teachers’ nicknames.
They have 17 teams so far, all lying between 1993 and 2016. The youngest team, Jabulani left Ntare School in 2016. Last season, as a means of realizing their mission of inclusiveness and proper networking, they introduced a girls’ team consisting of old students of Bweranyangi Girls’ SS, a sister school in Bushenyi district.
Action begins as early as 10 am when the lower placement games will be played, with the final expected at 3pm later in the day. It is a mini family day out for old boys as the league has organised other activities besides football. According to League President Davis Arinaitwe Karashani, there will be a bouncing castle and face painting for the kids with more fun and entertainment expected at the after party that will be at Panamera Bar and Restaurant.
The League is sponsored by Jumia Uganda, Guinness, NXT Radio and Peakshots Photography.