SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Match day 10 of the Futsal League was highlighted by the tie between the top two teams of the moment, Park and Crown FC.
The two lived to the pre-match expectations as they played to a thrilling 2-2 draw in a hugely attended encounter at the International Futsal Courts in Mengo.
Park who were dealt by the absence of their red hot talisman Joseph Bukenya Kizza, rallied on two occasions through their captain Babu Iddi.
Babu scored twice to salvage a point for Park
Islam Semakula and Abdiaziiz Abdullahi Abdi were on target for Crown but had themselves to blame for throwing away their lead twice in the second half.
The growing intensity of the game also saw Park reduced to four men following the sending off of goalkeeper Mubiru Given due to unsporting behavior towards the closing stages.
The result left the top of the table intact with Park leading on 20 points, one more than the second placed Crown.
Park goalkeeper Mubiru Given receiving a straight red card for improper conduct
The other five games played on the day saw defending champions Dream edge Typhoon 4-2 thanks to Kaliisa Jamil’s brace and goals from Jamal Muyingo and Sentongo Ali Kiseka.
Despite missing the services of Oyirwoth Goffin, Typhoon tried to stage a comeback only to find the back of the net twice in the second period through Ivan Kakumba.
Ivan Kakumba initiated a comeback for Typhoon only to emerge unsuccessful
Mengo City recorded the biggest win on the night, a 7-0 mauling of Elephants courtesy of a brace each from Mawanda Allan Joseph and Emmanuel Ssempijja, goals from Ssesanga Haruna and Kaboyo Swaleh plus a Bruno Segirinya own goal.
Parakeets got better of Bajim with three goals to one through Baker Byaruhanga and Ssenoga Musa who grabbed a brace.
Jimmy Zziwa’s goal only turned out to be a mere consolation for Bajim.
Typhoon’s Veron Bikamata missed two penalties on the day
Yeak Kabowa and Kabowa United shared spoils in a 3-3 encounter that saw United’s Mugerwa Mahad clinch one of the two hat-tricks on the evening. Emma Magembe, Robert Bakka and Shafic Avema netted for Yeak Kabowa.
Yap Stars came from a goal behind to defeat Equator 3-1 thanks to an Erisa Mangeni hat trick, a crucial win that propels them from the bottom of the table.
Some of the fans who witnessed the new year’s action
The Futsal League will resume next Thursday (10th January) with five games on card.
• Elephants 0-7 Mengo City
• Bajim 1-3 Parakeets
• Dream 4-2 Typhoon
• Kabowa United 3-3 Yeak Kabowa
• Park 2-2 Crown
• Yap Stars 3-1 Equator
Thursday 10th January
• Equator vs Nomad
• Parakeets vs Yap Stars
• Typhoon vs Elephants
• Yeak Kabowa vs Bajim
• Aidenal vs Dream