By: Kwikiriza Barrack Omwiza
On Sunday 21st May 2017, the long awaited western regional league play offs will be held at Kyamate play ground in Ntungamo a pitch familiar to SC Villa and Kcca fans
Kabale’s Sharp fc the Kigezi group leaders will tussle it out with Mbarara fc the Ankole region runners up at mid day and Rukungiri United the kigezi group runners up will play Rushere fc from Kiruhura the leaders of Ankole group in a semi final format short tournament.
The winners will play the finals on 25th May 2017 at the same venue and the winner will gain promotion to the FUFA big league next season.
Last year, Nyamityobora FC emerged winners in the same play offs edging out Mbarara Sports Academy Sentah and has been playing big league along side the Azam Uganda premier league newly promoted Mbarara city.
Mbarara City is often confused by many with Mbarara FC however the former has been playing big league while Mbarara FC is the regional league side remembered for playing against Onduparaka FC in Uganda cup at Kakyeka early this year.
In an interview with swiftsports, Rushere FC CEO Elly Gumisiriza said that he is confident his side will play in big league next season
“It is one game and we are in the finals before you know it we are in big league” said Elly
Elly was happy with the choice of venue as no team comes from Ntungamo among the qualified teams.
He said that Rushere topping the group was not easy and he was impressed by the competition from the opponents.
The players to watch from the semi finals include Babu Bashir from Mbarara fc, Turinawe Johnson bafana of sharp FC , Tumuhimbise Anthony from Rukungiri united and Faizal Bwanika from Rushere FC .
Playoff Semi finals
Sharp FC vs Mbarara FC 21st , May , 2017 12:00 pm
Rushere FC vs Rukungiri united 21st, May, 2017 2pm
Finals. 25th , May, 2017