There is much anticipation ahead of the St Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) old students league that is set to kickoff this Sunday bigger and better at Legends ground, Kampala.
This will be the fourth season of an initiative that among others promotes networking, and if we are to go with what organisers told the press during the launch, it promises to be bigger and better.
“Our vision is to make sure the SMACK Old boy fraternity is well networked, robust, mutually supportive and healthy, it is all about the spirit of brotherhood that started from our Alma Matter,” said the league president Moses Tumusiime.
“The league was a networking initiative that was born out of the need to catch up on the lost time as old boys of the College. Season 4 will see the league further evolve into a well structured social platform, it will be bigger, Better and more competitive.”
It should be noted that the previous season had about 800 old boys unite, create networks and linkages that grew into business support and social support.
Team Window, who finished bottom in the inaugural season, are the defending champions after dethroning Devils FC (class of 2004) – The Devils FC won Season 1, Season 2 and the 2018 edition of the JC KIWANUKA gala.
Hillary Baguma, the head of Smack League marketing told this website that they will be aiming at impacting the lives of 1000 women. The league supports social causes in a bid to make a better community through blood donation drives among others.
The initiative that was started in 2016 will this year see 18 teams go head to head every fortnight for about nine months.
These 17 match days will be attended by over 900 Partners, friends and families of the old boys of one of Uganda’s most prominent traditional schools.
Only the OBs that have completed University are allowed to register and participate in a nine-aside league where a maximum of three guest players are allowed.
This season, the smack league confirmed sponsors so far are: Cavendish University, 8 Winx Hotel, Legends Rugby Grounds, Soccanet, Bernoulli Engineering, Photo Factory, UBL among
Teams To Participate
Mama Teo Legends (1997 and Below), Bushmen (1993), Vendors (1999), Kiama (2000), Bushmen (2001), Block Owners (2002), Window (2003), Devils (2004), Outcasts (2005), Zimbaz (2006), Alqz (2007), Elite (2008), Zuluz (2009), Tsunami (2010), Mafiaz (2011), Pirates (2012), Cyclones (2013), Vikings (2014), Lycans.