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StarTimes FUFA Big League: It is Kyetume vs Kansai Plascon for the final ticket to top flight

First Playoff match 

  • Kyeyume FC 2 (3):2 (2) Dove FC

Second Playoff match 

  • Kansai Plascon FC 1 (5):1 (4) UPDF FC

 

Six goals were produced in normal time of 180 minutes for the two matches before the victors were decided on kicks from the penalty mark as the battle for the final slot to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League got underway on Thursday the StarTime Stadium Lugogo.  Already two tickets have been secured with automatic qualification by Proline FC and Wakiso Giants FC.

StarTimes FUFA Big League playoffs

The first match between Kyetume FC and Dove FC ended in a 2-2 draw.

Dove FC who had their maiden season in the StarTimes FUFA Big League was a hard nut to crack in the 90 minutes despite conceding two goals. They ended uplosing to Kyetume via kicks from the penalty mark.

Kyetume’s Robert Sentongo (Red) aims for the ball during the match at Lugogo

Kyetume FC took the lead through an own goal scored by Wahab Lwanga in the 35th minute off a Vicent Kayizi cross while Dove FC leveled matters 12 minutes into the second half.

Several changes were made which saw Ali Ngongo come in for Kyetume FC to even get his team’s second goal in the 76th minute. However there was tension late in the game as Dove FC’s goalie Hussein  Ndungwa converted from the penalty mark at stoppage time for the tie to end 2-2.

Kyetume FC XI that started against Dove FC

Kyetume FC converted three(3) of their kicks out of five (5) while Dove FC converted two (2) of five (5).

Dove FC XI

In the other game played at the same venue, Kansai Plascon ejected the army side UPDF FC in the kicks from the penalty mark after a one all draw in the 90 minutes.

An action between Kansai Plascon (Blue) and UPDF FC

Both goals came in the second half after a goalless first half despite the good game showcased by both sides.

Henry Kitegenyi of Kansai Plascon put the hosts ahead with a superb header in the 82nd but later leveled by Muwonge Amos who scored a memorable goal in the added minutes of the game.

Kansai Plasco XI

Kansai Plascon converted five(5) out of six(6) while UPDF converted four(4) out of six of their kicks from the penalty mark.

UPDF FC XI

Kansai Plascon FC will face Kyetume FC on Saturday 18th May 2019 at StarTimes Lugogo to decide who takes on the third slot to join Wakiso Giants FC and Proline FC for the 2019/20 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.

Meanwhile, Wakiso Giants FC will play against Proline FC at the same venue to decide who will be crowned the 2018/19 StarTimes FUFA Big League champion. Both teams emerged leaders of their respective groups.

Wakiso Giants FC Were table leaders of the Elgon group with 41 points while Proline FC finished as table leaders of the Rwenzori group with 42 points.

Final standings after the first and second rounds of the 2018/19 season.

Main Photo: Vicent Kayizi of Kyetume FC takes on an opponent at Lugogo
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