Parakeets left footed play maker Godfrey Ssekyewa (left) leaves Typhoons captain Samuel Kato ground during the match in Kampala Credit: FUFA Media

Futsal Super League 2018:

  • Typhoons 3-4 Parakeets

Parakeets piped Typhoons 4-3 in an emphatic style during a Futsal Super League duel played at the International Futsal Courts in Kampala.

[/media-credit] Parakeets left footed play maker Godfrey Ssekyewa (left) leaves Typhoons captain Samuel Kato ground during the match in Kampala Credit: FUFA Media

Samuel Kato opened the scoring for Typhoons in the first half with a calm finish off goalkeeper Hamis Miiro.

Parakeets quickly replied through their inspirational captain, Abdul Kadir ‘Fabry’ who scored a penalty following a foul inside the ‘D’ on Bernard Ssetubba.

Immensely gifted Goffin Oyirwoth then struck a quick double to five Typhoons a 3-1 lead.

In true fighting spirit, Ssetubba and another Ibrahim penalty ensured that the first half of the game ended all square tied at one goal apiece heading to the mandatory half time recess.

As the second and final stanza of the game re-start a moment of madness from Typhoons goalkeeper Hakim Magala cost his team a goal.

In the same vein, credit the brevity and technique of execution that Godfrey Ssekyewa used to shoot that ball which slipped through the hands of goalie Magala for the winning goal.

Immensely talented midfielder Goffin Oyirwoth passes the ball as Parakeets captain Abdul Kadir Ibrahim closes him down Credit: FUFA Media

Ibrahim would have easily added another goal for a possible hat-trick but was let down by clumsy and care-less finishing.

An excited Ssekyewa, another impressive talent at Parakeets, also scorer of the winning goal disclosed his team’s winning sacred password;

I am happy that we worked as a team to win this game.

Even when we were two goals down, we did not lose courage or hope.

We fought gallantly like warriors for this victory

The match was witnessed by a visiting delegation of the CAF Beach and Futsal committee members.

Top Brass: L-R: Ali Mwebe (FUFA Football Development officer), Moses Magogo (CAF Futsal and Beach soccer committee chairman), Amr Fahmy (CAF General Secretary) and Anthony Baffoe (CAF Deputy General Secretary, also in charge of competitions and development) Credit: FUFA Media

The dignitaries were led by committee chairperson, Moses Magogo (also the FUFA President and a CAF Executive Committee member) and his deputy Leodeagar Tenga (also a CAF Executive Committee member), the others included CAF General Secretary Amr Fahmy, his deputy Anthony Baffoe, head of media at CAF Junior Biyam and many others.

“This is great work being done by Uganda to develop beach soccer and futsal. The Futsal league is exciting and we witnessed a very competitive game with very skilled players” Fahmy noted.

Futsal Association Uganda officials (in cream shirts) with the visiting delegation from CAF and FUFA. Hamza Jjunju is 6th from left Credit: FUFA Media

Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) chairman Hamza Jjunju who presented a brief about the game evolution in Uganda saluted the efforts of FUFA and CAF towards supporting them.

Addressing the guests and spectators moments before the game, Jjunju remarked;

We started years ago with the Futsal mini league and now we have the main Futsal Super League.

It has taken dedication from all stake holders involved. I thank CAF and FUFA in a special way for helping us grow.

The guests had hours earlier held a committee meeting at Protea Hotel in Entebbe concerning the plans to develop the games of beach soccer and futsal for the better.

The proposals from the meeting will be forwarded to the FUFA Executive committee.

Also, a beach soccer facility was launched at the lake side Kitubulu in Entebbe.

[/media-credit] Typhoons team inspection as directed by the captain, Samuel Kato Credit: FUFA Media
Parakeets team inspection led by the inspirational team captain AbdulKadir Ibrahim prior to the kick off the match Credit: FUFA Media

Team Line ups:

Typhoons:

Hakim Magala, Samuel Kato, Goffin Oyirwoth, Masound Kafumbe, Abdallah Mawiya, Allan Sseruyange, Andrew Kyambadde, Tony Atwonja, Veron Bikamata, Bashir Matovu

Parakeets:
Hamis Miiro, Bernard Ssetuba, Duncan Kabubi, Marvin Mulumba, Godfrey Ssekyewa, Saidi Ssegirinya, Ibrahim Abdallah, Richard Mutumba, Abdulfatah Fiyore

Futsal referees with the Typhoon and Parakeets captains Credit: FUFA Media

Match officials:

  • Referee: Richard Kimbowa
  • 1st Referee: Emma Kazoora
  • 2nd Referee: Isaac Ssengendo
  • Time keeper: Ismail Mulindwa
[/media-credit] Some of the Futsal players led by Sulaiman Mike Mutyaba (second from right) alongside the CAF Futsal and Beach soccer committee members watching Parakeets against Typhoons Credit: FUFA Media

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

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