Mario Flo Grounds in Masaka were on Saturday transformed into a thrilling extravaganza as RnB sensation Aziz Azion and fast rising Rema gave a rousing performance to the massive crowd that had turned up for the Bell Fiesta.
The night began with the ultimate Bell Fiesta thrill, Human Table Football with eight teams, Mario Flo, Hummers, Bell FC, Nakayimba Boys, Flying Birds, Fabulous, Man-U Football Team and Kijabwemu FC lining up to test their skills and battle out for the grand prize of UGX 400,000.
Hummers FC had a creative game plan going into the group stages as they looped the ball above all the players to score, a tactic they used numerous times and surprisingly, it always worked.The final game pitted Hummers FC and Flying Birds who had all sailed through the group stages without a loss.
Hummers were at it again with their witty tactic but Flying Birds had already mastered it and for the first five minutes it seemed the game would end in a stalemate. However, Hummers scored just before the half time whistle and held on to the lead in the second half to clinch the prize money with a 1-0 thrashing of XFC in an entertaining match.
When the balls session was over, the beats and beers took over first with performances from the curtain raisers. Local artist Victor Kamenyo was a darling of the crowd emulating American rappers in a thrilling free style session on social issues and current affairs displaying his undeniable prowess as he did a rendition of Museveni’s “Want another rap”.
Aziz Azion did not disappoint as he brought the house down with his famous tunes like Beera Nange, Pesa Sina, Wrong Number, Nafunye Wampisa and Nakupenda much to the excitement of his female fans. Rema was also spectacular as she sang her greatest hits like Fire Tonight flanked by two dancers to cap Masaka Bell Fiesta in style.
The Bell Fiesta continues with its nationwide tour, and it is expected that music and soccer lovers will come out in crowds to get a first-hand experience of this exciting and challenging game that has so far rocked the country, Human Table Foosball, a first in Uganda.