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FUFA Big League: Kyetume, Kansai require spots to storm playoff final

Kyetume are seeking to reach the top flight for the very first time. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)

2018/19 FUFA Big League playoffs
Thursday, 16-05-2019
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
-Kyetume FC 2(3) -2(2) Dove FC
-Kansai Plascon 1(5) – 1(4) UPDF

LUGOGO – Kyetume and Kansai Plascon will contest the final of the FUFA Big League playoffs.

This is after the two sides ran out victorious in their respective semi final games played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Thursday afternoon.

With Proline FC and Wakiso Giants already into the top tier for the upcoming season, the two (Kyetume and Kamsai) will battle for the third and final promotion spot.

In the day’s first game, Kyetume drew 2-2 with Dove FC before Jackson Mayanja’s side sealed victory 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out.

In normal time, Dove FC fall behind 7 minutes to the break as defender Wahab Lwanga put through his own net a Vincent Kayizi cross, to hand Elgon Group runners ups-Kyetume the lead.

On 57 minutes, Twinamatsiko’s side drew level through Ronaldo Kyamunywa.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Ali Ngongo restored Kyetume’s lead and they could be forgiven for thinking they had done enough to win the contest.

However, Dove had other ideas as custodian Hassan Ndugwa stepped up and converted from the spot to once again draw his side level and in process, send the contest into sudden-death.

In the shoot-out, Steven Sande, Owen Kasule and Kayizi all found the back of the net for Kyetume with Denis Lubowa and Ngongo missing their kicks.

For Dove, only Robert Baluku and Andrew Omego could score their respective penalties as their side went crashing out of the playoffs.

For Kyetume, their dream of reaching the top flight for the first time in their brief history lives on.

In the other game, Kansai Plascon also required spot-kicks to take care of UPDF FC.

After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, Kansai edged the shoot-out 5-4 to join Kyetume in the playoff final game.

Kansai got off to a flyer inside 9 minutes when Henry Kitegenyi headed into the UPDF net to hand them a deserved lead.

However, Amis Muwonge leveled matters for UPDF to ensure a second shoot-out on the day.

In sudden-death, Kansai converted all their five penalty while UPDF missed one.

In the end, Kansai joined Kyetume in the finals game which will determine who heads into the top tier.

The Kansai team that started against UPDF on Thursday.

The two teams will square off on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, before Proline faces Wakiso Giants in the the Big League-winner decider.

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