FUFA Big League (Games for Thursday, 25th April 2019):
Kiboga Young Vs Proline – Bamusuuta play ground, Kiboga
Kabale Sharp Vs Ntinda United – Kabale Municipal Stadium
Bumate United Vs Dove – Christ High School play ground, Bundibugyo
Doves All Stars Vs Kyetume – Green Light Stadium, Arua
Amuka Bright Stars Vs Jinja Municipal Council (JMC Hippos) – PTC Play ground, Lira
As Proline visits Kiboga Young at the Bamusuuta play ground in one of the final Rwenzori group games, there are three bold facts prior to this epic clash.
Proline is the on-form team with a four point lead over Kiboga Young.
In contrasting fashion, Proline defeated Bumate United 9-0 in their last game at Lugogo as Kiboga Young faded 4-2 away to Kira United.
Head to head, Kiboga Young has the impetus and due advantage having won away 2-1 during the reverse fixture of the first round at Lugogo.
Coming to this particular game, Proline is head and shoulders above the opposition in terms of the current position, motivation and ability of playing staff.
First things first, Proline’s 9-0 result in the immediate past result is good motivation enough ahead of one of the most important games in the club’s history.
Big League current Ivan Bogere (13) and Bright Anakuni have a combined 21 goals to Kiboga Young’s Peter Lumolo (8) and Jamil Kisitu Nvule (6) for a total of 14 goals.
Kiboga Young has been dogged by irregular player attendances for training sessions, emanating from meager finance coffers for the club.
Their head coach himself, Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza, has divided loyalty for the team and has been often busy with the Ssingo Ssaza job away in Mityana as he balances the Kiboga Young job.
Perhaps, Kawooya’s master at Ssingo, Bisaso has fully concentrated at Proline and believes they are focused.
”They are a good side but we are ready to attack them from start to finish. We won 9-0 against Bumate United which is a good result that gives us confidence coming to the Kiboga Young game” Bisaso noted.
Kawooya has previously openly disclosed to the media that his team is not ready for promotion, at least in their debut season.
However, conspiracy theories point to Kawooya’s comments as a push away factor of pressure from his players.
Coming to the game proper, Kiboga Young who had Isaac Otto in the first leg they won at Lugogo will dearly miss his services after he transferred to Maroons.
But, with Lumolo, Nvule, Brian Mugume, Abbas Kateregga, Willy Kalyango, rigid defender Duncan Ssemakula and goalkeeper Satif Magoola at their disposal, they are as good a team as they were in the first round.
Bow legged immensely gifted left footed – winger Martin ‘Max’ Sseruwagi will miss the contest having returned to his native Baita town citing unpalatable conditions.
Proline’s on fire Ivan Bogere, footballing brain Hakim Kiwanuka, Bright Anakuni, the ever green captain Noordin Bunjo, Ibrahim Wamanah, Joseph Mandela, Ibrahim Bonyo, Isma Kabugu are key pillars for the yellow and blue stripped side.
In the other Rwenzori games on card, Kabale Sharp takes on already relegated Ntinda United at the Kabale Municipal Stadium and another relegated side, Bumate United will entertain Dove from Masindi.
The headline game in the Elgon group will see second placed Kyetume take on Azizi Damani sponsored Doves All Stars at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.
Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos makes the long trip to Lira to face Amuka Bright Stars at the PTC play ground.
By the close of business of the FUFA Big League, three clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League at the end of the season.
The top club per group (Rwenzori and Elgon) will make it directly.
The third club is always determined via a promotional play off.
Kansai Plascon 6-1 Kireka United
Kitara 4-0 Kabale Sharp
Amuka Bright Stars 1-2 Bukedea Town Council
Ivan Bogere (13 Goals) – Proline
George Ssenkaaba (11 Goals) – Kitara
Robert Ssentongo Junior (9 Goals) – Kansai Plascon
Bright Anakuni (9 Goals) – Proline
Ibrahim Nsiimbe (9 Goals) – JMC Hippos
Peter Lumolo (8 Goals) – Kiboga Young
Henry Kitengenyi (8 Goals) – Kansai Plascon
Abdallah Ssenyonga (7 Goals) – Kira United
Jamil Kisitu Nvule (6 Goals) – Kiboga Young