SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Nyamityobora FC has become the first club to be relegated from this season’s FUFA Big League.
The Mbarara side suffered a home 3-1 defeat to Ndejje University and ultimately ended their half-hearted struggle against relegation.
Nyamityobora came into the encounter while sitting bottom of the 11-team Big League table with only nine points gathered from 16 games.
Their dreadful season has been characterized by endless financial woes, player turn over and above all had to play the opening part of the campaign without a certified coach in the dug out.
Ndejje University simply put the last nail in their coffin courtesy of a brace from Abdul Karim Kasule and a goal from Nicholas Luzige.
Kasule gave Ndejje an early lead in the 3rd minute before Reagan Mpande missed a penalty and squandered a chance to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute.
A minute into the second period, Luzige made it 2-0 while Kasule sealed his brace in the 70th minute.
Not even late consolation from a penalty in the 90th minute was enough for the Abanyakare to at least secure a point and save their league status.
Nyamityobora remained bottom and can only play their final three games for formality.
They will visit Blacks Power in Lira on 31st March before hosting other promotion hopefuls Kyetume on 10th April and Maroons on 1st May.
MYDA, who are second from bottom, alongside Luweero United, Proline, Ndejje University, Kitara and Calvary are the other relegation candidates.
March 17th Results
• Nyamityobora 1-3 Ndejje University
• Kyetume 2-0 Maroons
• Proline 0-3 Calvary
• MYDA FC 1-1 Kataka
• Kitara 1-1 Luweero United