Kopu Pa Ubimu football tournament returns with shs50 million enhance from Pilsner Lager
The tournament dubbed ‘Kopu Pa Ubimu’ which runs till September 30th has received a UGX50 million huge money enhance from Pilsner Lager. The football tournament is an annual occasion that is played by the youth in the chiefdoms in the Alur Kingdom.
It will be played at Zonal level (knockout, dwelling and away basis), second round, quarter final, semi-finals and then finals.
Whilst announcing the sponsorship package, Worth Beer Brand Manager, Edgar Kihumuro told the media at the Brewery in Luzira that Pilsner was delighted to be element of the celebrations which will unite the Alur men and women by way of sports in particular the youth.
This year’s preliminary qualifying games will be played amongst the 32 teams in the Chiefdoms and Chief-lets in Alur Kingdom and will be played in distinct venues all through the kingdom.
“The adore of football by our young men and women is amazing and that is why the Kingdom organizes this tournament every single year to unite them and also showcase our classic customs and pass on this know-how to the youth to make sure continuity of culture. All the components of the celebration are focused on the preservation of our history, tradition, culture, and heritage as Alur men and women,” stated the Kingdom’s Premier, Rt. Hon. Vincent Ochaya Orach.
The organizers of the tournament count on to attract more than five million participants and spectators this year from inside the kingdom and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the money sponsorship, Pilsner Lager has also pledged prizes for the winners and will also offer the kits for the participating teams.
The opening match will be held on August 15th at Nebbi Major College Grounds. The tournament will attract participation from 16 teams drawn from the districts of Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The finals are anticipated to be held on September 28th and will be presided more than by King Ubimu Philip Olarker Rauni III.