The lake side Katabi – Gombolola play ground will on Thursday evening not be a safe recommended haven for the faint hearted people.

Reason, it is the venue for the highly explosive FUFA Big League clash between two Entebbe sides; Masavu and Entebbe F.C.

The first round tie between the two sides at Bugonga Stadium ended a goalless affair, with one red card and a penalty awarded to the visitors.

Since then, a lot of water has gone down the stream with both sides already beefed up for the match.

Kenneth Tumusiime, a mid–season recruit for Masavu F.C will for one reason or the other be the main attraction expected to light up the derby game.

The exciting forward was formerly at Entebbe F.C before he ventured in the Kenyan Premier League with Nairobi City Stars and back to Uganda with KJT/Rwenshama F.C.

However, he is subject to a late fitness test after sustaining a muscle strain in training.

Other former Entebbe F.C players at Masavu are Onesmus Andama and Charles Odeke.

Entebbe F.C captain, Sunday Mukiibi has already warned Masavu to expect a hard game;

We shall give our best and Masavu should not expect a walk in the park.

Entebbe F.C is likely to miss the services of crafty Abraham Ndugwa (work commitments) but they have new recruit, Sadala Ddumba (from Lweza F.C), Henry Kawuma (from Kira Young) and striker Hussein Abdul to ably fill the void.

On the other hand, Masavu F.C has the safe gloves of experienced goalie Godwin Bule, the pace of Peter Lumolo and the craftiness of diminutive winger Fred Omony as their biggest assets.

Besides the battle on the field of play, there is an expected race on the sidelines between the tacticians – Shafiq Bisaso (Masavu F.C) and Richard Makumbi (Entebbe F.C).

In the other games, Rwenzori Group table leaders, Proline F.C make the short trip to  Wakiso district headquarters play ground for a duel against Wakiso United.

Kirinya-Jinja take on Hope Doves. Sun City and Kasese New Villa will face off in yet another game that will keep fans on the edges of their seats.

Wandegeya F.C is at their Kanyanya home to Masaka’s Synergy.

In the Elgon Group, football fans in the West Nile region will throng the Bar Okoro play ground in Zombo for the mouth watering clash between Paidha Black Angels and the visiting Sporting United from Lira.

Bukedea Town Council is in the heart of the Ugandan capital, Kampala for a date against the ever improving Water F.C at Mengo S.S play ground.

Meanwhile, Arua based Onduparaka who are temporarily based in Kampala following their Wednesday 1-0 win over Ndejje University in Luweero will play Bazza Holdings on Saturday before facing SC Villa on 8th March 2016 at Nelson Mandela National stadium in  the Uganda Cup.

FUFA Big League Fixtures: Thursday, March 3

Rwenzori Group:

Hope Doves F.C Vs Kirinya Jinja S.S F.C – Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku

Wandegeya F.C Vs Synergy F.C – Kanyanya

Masavu F.C Vs Entebbe F.C – Katabi Gombolola Ground

Wakiso United Vs Proline F.C – Wakiso District Headquarters play ground

Sun City F.C Vs Kasese New Villa F.C – Nyakasanga play ground, Kasese

Elgon Group:

Busia Fisheries F.C Vs Kira Young F.C – Busia Intergrated primary school play ground

Artland Katale F.C Vs Boma Young F.C – Mashariki high school, Entebbe

Water F.C Vs Bukedea Town Council F.C – Mengo S.S play ground

Paidha Black Angels F.C Vs Sporting United F.C – Bar Okoro Zombo play ground

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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