FUFA Big League
Thursday, 19th April 2018
Greater Masaka 1-7 Nyamitybora
Water FC 1-0 Simba FC
Kitara FC 0-0 Kabale Sharp
Bumate United 4-1 Sun City
Ntinda United 0-2 Kansai Plascon
Kira United 0-0 Synergy
Paidha Black Angels 2-0 Vura FC
Amuka Bright Stars 2-0 Kamuli Park
Bukedea TC 1-1 JMC Hippos
Kyetume 4-1 Busia Fisheries
With the FUFA Big League hitting the final bend of the regular season, several teams are working hard to make sure they fall within the promotional slots.
Nyamityobora Football Club have stood tall in the pursuit with outstanding performances especially in the second round of the league.
After defeating rivals Kira United a fortnight ago, Nyamityobora outwitted hapless Greater Masaka to edge closer to earning a slot in the Uganda Premier League.
In the game played on Thursday at Masaka Recreation Ground, James Odoch’s charges registered a convincing 7-1 result.
David Kiiza orchestrated the damage scoring a hat trick before Henry Camara, Brian Mugisha, Galvin Timothy and Robert Mukonghotya added a goal apiece.
Victory meant Nyamityobora lead Rwenzori Group on 45 points, eight above second placed Kira United who drew goalless against Synergy FC at home.
Nyamityobora who have played a game less off Kira United now need at least four points in their remaining four games to confirm their place in the Uganda Premier League.
Kitara FC who are third on 37 points also dropped points at home playing out a barren draw against Kabale Sharp FC.
In Elgon group, the promotion battle is still on with several teams still in contention. Amuka Bright Stars and Paidha Black Angels registered home victories against Kamuli Park and Vura FC respectively.
Paidha who did not have coach Allan Kabonge on the touchline following his four match ban secured a 2-0 win against Vura FC in the West Nile derby.
Jackson Nsubuga and Cromwell Abang scored for the Zombo based side to move top of the table in Elgon group on 35 points two above Ndejje University and Amuka Bright Stars who have 33 points each.
Kyetume FC also boosted their chances with a convincing 4-1 win against Busia Fisheries. This was Livingstone Mbabazi’s first game in charge of Kyetume since taking over about two weeks ago.
The result leaves the Mukono based side on 31 points with five games to play.
Group leaders at the end of the regular season earn direct promotion while the second and third teams in either group are subjected to a promotional playoff to determine the third team.