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 prior to their game with Hope Doves. All the players have left Kasese for fear of their lives

FUFA Big League 2016/17:

Thursday, 1st December 2016:

Rwenzori Group:

  • Sun City Vs Nyamityobora – Nyakasanga play ground, Kasese (Postponed)
  • 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

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has suspended the Thursday fixture for Suncity against Nyamityobora that was scheduled at the Nyakasanga play ground in the heart of Kasese Town.

This is due to the on-going bloodshed and in-fighting that has marred the mountainous district for the previous fortnight.

The decision to suspend the game was communicated by the FUFA head of competitions, Ali Mwebe on Tuesday after a whistle blow by the Nyamityobora head coach, Charles Lukula Ayiekho.

Ayiekho raised concern of the insecurity in Kasese and warned;

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. At least for our dear lives, we shall not go that side and we have already notified the FUFA Competitions Department.

The other eight games will go on as earlier planned.

Elgon Group leaders, Maroons, coached by Asaph Mwebaze 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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