The third season of the Castle Lager Five-aside tournament, dubbed as the continent’s biggest amateur football tournament, will be officially launched this Friday (February 28) in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nicholas Bamulanzeki, The Observer’s photojournalist, is one of the invited media personalities for the exclusive launch event in Lagos. During the event, to be attended by invited top artistes and former football stars from across the continent, organisers and sponsors are expected to announce bigger prizes for the winners of the upcoming tournament.
Last year, the tournament featured a women’s league and appointed former Banyana Banyana captain as it’s a brand ambassador. Former Cameroon and Barcelona superstar Samuel Etoo was the tournament flagship ambassador.
Ugandan girls; Brenda Makanga, Sarah Namulindwa, Memory Nampijja, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Bridgette Nabisalu and Vanessa Karungi won the tournament. Last December, they were treated to an all-expenses paid trip to Spain where they watched the El classic match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
It was a memorable experience for the girls and they are anxiously waiting for another opportunity to defend the title.