Thursday, September 7
Mpindi 1-2 Ffumbe
Ffumbe Clan Football team managed to pick a first leg 2-1 victory in the first leg of the semifinals at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.
Andrew Kigozi scored from a direct free-kick after Joshua Lubwama was fouled at the edge of the box in the 44th minute for Ffumbe to take a halftime lead.
Mustapha Kasolo doubled Ffumbe’s lead back in the second half after a beautiful run of play.
Mpindi finally got a goal back when Lawrence Ndugga handled the ball in the area for Brian Majwega to score via a penalty.
Ffumbe’s player Ntege Kamada received matching orders from the referee following a clumsy challenge on Henry Kaziba but Mpindi could not take of the advantage as they went on to lose 2-1.
Mpindi Coach Kaziba said after the game; “We had a difficult game but I must say that the Ffumbe team played better than us, and my midfield was weak as the boys me lacked composure. We are going to train harder and comeback stronger in the second leg.”
The first semifinal of the Bika Football tournament was played yesterday (Wednesday, September 6th) at the Muteesa II Stadium.
Blaise Ssemwogerere equalised back in the second half for Lugave after Peter Lwasa had put the defending Champions in the lead.
Nte and Lugave will return to action on Friday probably as the earlier Saturday date that was set on the fixture already has a crunch Uganda Cup final at Wankulukuku between Paidha and KCCA FC.
Mpindi: Mbowa Solomon, Kaziba Herbert, Mugalu Ronald, Bakiranze lawrence, Ntulime Umar, Mbowa Paul, Juma Ssebaduka, Njuki Christopher, Ssaka Yusuf, Brian Majwega, Baker Mbowa.
Substitutes: Ntulume Patrick, Allan Mbowa, Kamyuka Herbert, Mugalu Allan, Dan Bwabye, Joseph Bwabye, Ssebaduka Musisi.
Coach: Edward Kaziba
Ffumbe: Hanington Ssebwalunyo, Edris Walusimbi, Enock Walusimbi, Kamada Ntege, Abdul Mayanja, Joshua Lubwama, Joshua Kigozi, Robert Kimuli, Mustafa Kasolo, Lawrence Ndugga, Andrew Kigozi.
Subs: Abdulaziz Kisitu, Mark Kisenyi, Arafat Kakonge, Marko Kaweesa, Richard Kigozi, Newton Ssekasi, Isaac Ntege.
Coach: Edward Golola