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Saturday, January 18, 2014 

Fanatics bagging Guinness goodies

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Think you have the knowledge to match the soccer prowess of an English Premier League Coach. If your answer is yes, then you probably have to prove it in the Guinness Football Manager, a Fantasy game that allows one to make transfers, substitutions and major decisions.

That’s not all, if the players you choose perform in the actual league games, then rewards will literally come flying in your direction.

When former Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo launched the fantasy game in Kampala in August last year, he said, “The beauty about this game is that when your team does not perform, you don’t get sacked.”

 Bakashaba Donald, a student from the Uganda Christian University Mukono did not take this advice lightly and ended up topping the monthly leader board and in the process earned a cash prize of Ush1,500,000 and a DSTV Walka 7.

He picked his dream team and scored 384 points to emerge the Guinness Football Manager of the Month in October 2013. The Manager of the week awards went to Andrew Mwanguhya, Douglas Kabuye, Clovis Tinka and Olivia Namiyonga received DSTV Walka 3.5 and a crate of Guinness each.

By Emma Onyango, Saturday, January 18th, 2014