Entebbe FC against UPDF at Mutesa II Wankulkuku. The game ended one goal apiece (Photo: David Isabirye)
Action between Entebbe and UPDF at Wanukulukuku Stadium. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

FUFA Big League | Matchday 11

Elgon Group

  • Entebbe 1-1 UPDF
  • Wakiso Giants 3-0 Amuka Bright Stars
  • JMC Hippos 0-0 Bukedea Town Council
  • Light SS 0-0 Kataka
  • Water 2-2 Kiboga Young

Rwenzori Group:

  •  Proline 0-1 Kitara
  • Kira United 0-2 Kansai Plascon
  • Dove 1-1 Kabale Sharp

Entebbe FC kicked off the second round of the 2018-19 FUFA Big League with a draw against UPDF at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Thursday.

After a goal-less opening 45 minutes, the game came to life when winger Fred Umony finished off Robert Ssaka’s cross for the opening goal on 55 minutes.

Umony, a former player at Masaka based Bwala, Nkumba University and Masavu had a calm finish before wheeling off into celebrations.


With the game destined for full time and a win for Steven Bogere’s UPDF, Entebbe F.C’s new signing Denis Kawesa had other ideas altogether.

Kawesa combined with second half substitute Kenneth Tumusime for the equalizer five minutes to full time.

This was the first game for Entebbe’s new coach James Odoch who replaced Allan Kabonge who tendered in his resignation.

James Odoch, the new coach at Entebbe Football Club. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

It is not a bad start. Each side had their chances. By the time we scored, we had nearly lost the game. I salute the fighting spirit from the players although there were suspect calls from the referee

James Odoch, Head coach Entebbe F.C
UPDF Head coach Steven Bogere (left) being interviewed by FUFA F.M’s Regan Murekezzi. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

We had chances to kill off the game but did not utilize them well. Anyway, that is the nature of the game. We shall remain focused and plan for the future games.

Steven Bogere, Head coach Steven Bogere

In the other games of the Elgon group, Wakiso Giants maintained grip at the summit with a 3-0 home win over Amuka Bright Stars at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Jinja.

New recruits Yassin Mugume and Allan Ojik combined with the captain Ali Moses Feni for the goals.

JMC Hippos played to a goal-less draw with Bukedea Town Council at Kakindu Stadium, Jinja.

Light S.S and Kataka also failed to find the back of the net.

Meanwhile, in the Rwenzori Group, Kitara piped Proline 1-0 at Lugogo with former SC Villa striker George Ssenkaaba finding the back of the net.

Kansai Plascon needed a 2-0 result away at Kira United to keep up with the pace of the leading pack.

Masindi based Dove and Kabale Sharp played to a two-all draw at the Katushabe play ground.

The FUFA Big League returns on Sunday with two matches.

Kataka hosts Doves All Stars Stars at the San Siro playground in Mbale while Kyetume entertains Amuka Bright Stars at the Nakisunga play ground in Mukono.

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

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