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FUFA Big League play offs: Mbarara City, Synergy progress for promotional final

FUFA Big League 2016/17:

  • 1st Play off match: Mbarara City 1 (5) – 1 (3) Ndejje University
  • 2nd Play off match: Synergy 3-1 Kira United

Mbarara City will play Synergy in the promotional final of the 2016/17 FUFA Big League.

Richard Makumbi’s Mbarara City recovered from a goal down to beat Ndejje University 5-3 on post match penalties.

Normal time of the game had ended one goal apiece at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Thursday.

Bernard Katetemera gave Ndejje University the lead before Brian Aheebwa got the equalizer to push the match into penalties.

Mbarara City Football Club XI
Synergy Football club XI

In the second play off game, Synergy overcame Kira United 3-1.

Solomon Okwalinga got a brace in the match as Nicholas Kasozi scored the other.

With twenty minutes left on the clock, Isaac Senoga was sent off for unsporting play to grant numerical advantage to Synergy.

Emmanuel Obitre was on target for Kira United.

Match officials with the Ndejje University and Mbarara City captains prior to kick off

Now, Mbarara City will take on Synergy in the promotional final on Sunday.

On the same day, Maroons will take on Masavu in the final game of the 2016/17 FUFA Big League to determine the champion.

Uganda Cranes head coach Micho keenly followed the FUFA Big league

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic was among the hundreds of spectators who graced the two matches.

Last season, Kirinya-Jinja S.S overcame Onduparaka 2-0 to win the trophy and gold medals.

This year’s final will be played at the Phillip Omondi stadium in Lugogo, Kampala.

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