A selection of 16 universities participated in the 5th Edition of the University Football League. Among them were ; Makerere University, Makerere University Business School , Nkumba University, Kampala International University, Uganda Christian University Uganda Martrys University Nkozi, Kyambogo University, Bishop Stuart, Busitema University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Bugema University, Gulu University, Kampala University, Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) and St. Lawrence University.
At the event, activities included recognizing sportsmen with accolades for their individual achievements;
- Best coach from MUBS , Mr. Charles Ayiekho Lukula
- Best goalkeeper , Mr. Julius Sekyewa
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) from MUBS , Mr. Moses Kifumba
The MUBS Team was the smartest team with the smartest Coach and biggest morale boosting group.
MUBS was the only team second(2nd) to KIU to secure a win at Gulu University and the only team to beat a defending Champion in the Knockout stages whose Goalkeeper Martin Senkooto conceded only 3 goals in normal play, the team comprises of 90% first year students meaning it has the potential to win more trophies next year.
The team is looking forward to representing the School at the All Africa University Games in Ethiopia where the finalists in Football will be fully sponsored by the Federation of International University Sports (FISU) to the University World Cup in China. They also now look ahead to compete at the Inter University games in Ndejje come December 16th to 21st, 2017.
MUBS is the only team to win two consecutive league crowns, since inception of the University Football League 6 years ago.