Sun City Football Club players in a previous line up prior to their game with Hope Doves. They visit Entebbe on Thursday at Bugonga
Sun City Football Club players in a previous line up before a game

FUFA Big League 2016/17:

Thursday, 1st December 2016:

Rwenzori Group:

  • Sun City Vs Nyamityobora – Nyakasanga play ground, Kasese
  • Baza Holdings Vs Kireka United – Kawempe Muslim S.S play ground
  • Hope Doves Vs Boma Young – Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
  • Mbarara City Vs Synergy – Kakyeeka Stadium
  • Masavu Vs Airtel Kitara – Katabi Gombolola ground, Entebbe
  • Kataka Vs Water – Mbale Municipal Stadium, Mbale

Elgon Group:

  • Kyambogo Vs Maroons – Kyambogo West play ground, Kampala
  • Kira United Vs Simba – Kira Town council play ground, Kira
  • Sporting United Vs Doves All Stars – Lango sports ground, Lira

The rampant insecurity in Kasese District has put the Sun City versus Nyamityobora FUFA Big League match in balance.

Sun City is a club based in the blood littered town of Kasese and Nyamityobora who were due to travel there this Saturday have vowed not to honour the fixture.

Nyamityobora head coach, Charles Ayiekho Lukula threatened;

We shall not risk to travel to Kasese this Thursday when it is well spelt in black and white that there is fighting that side. Atleast for our dear lives, we shall not go that side and we have already notified the FUFA Competitions Department.

Charles Ayiekho Lukula, head coach of Nyamityobora Football Club Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The department, headed by Ali Mwebe is expected to come up with a decision by the end of business on Tuesday and notify the concerned parties – the two clubs and referees.

On Thursday, there are a couple of games lined up both in the Elgon and Rwenzori groups.

Six of the games come in the Rwenzori Group and three in Elgon Group.

In some of the eagerly awaited games, Elgon Group leaders, Maroons make the short trip to face Kyambogo Football Club at Kyambogo University.

Baza Holdings will host Kireka United as Mbale based side Kataka entertains Water at the Mbale Municipal stadium.

Kataka is fresh from Hoima where they played two games against Airtel Kitara and Boma Young losing 1-0 and drawing 1-1 respectively in a space of three days at the Boma play ground.

Elsewhere, Allan Kabonge’s Masavu, leaders of the Rwenzori Group will entertain Airtel-Kitara at the sandy Katabi Gombolola play ground.

Promotion:

Three clubs will be promoted to the Uganda Premier League at the end of the season that climaxes in May 2017.

Two clubs earn direct promotion from either groups and the third is determined via a promotional playoff involving four clubs, which engage in a semi-final format before squaring off in the final.

Last season, Onduparaka, Kirinya-Jinja S.S and Proline were the three clubs that were promoted to the elite league.

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

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