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FUTSAL: Dream, Crown eye cup glory as Yeak takes on Mengo in coronation game

Dream’s captain Jamal Muyingo (R) in action against Park in the Cup round of 16. (PHOTOS/FILE)

Thursday, 13-06-2019

MTN Arena, Lugogo

-Dream vs Crown (Uganda Cup Final)@8:30pm

-Yeak Kabowa vs Mengo City (Futsal Super League) @7pm

LUGOGO – The 2018/19 Futsal season comes to an end at the MTN Arena on Thursday, 13-06-2019, with two games.

One will be the Uganda Cup final clash between Dream and Crown while the other is Yeak Kabowa’s coronation game, against Mengo City.

Yeak have blown away everyone in the Futsal Super League this season and will be expected to take care of Mengo City.

The Kabowa based side sealed the league crown with two games to spare but had to wait until today (Thursday) for their coronation.

“We have no problem with our coronation coming on Thursday, said Yeak’s Shaffic Avemah ahead of the game.

“It has not been easy trying to finish the season with the title already won but we are Yeak and have been trying to win every game.

“Against Mengo City, our goal is to win the game and end the season on a high.

Yeak go into the game with 63 points, 9 ahead of second-placed Park.

A win for the Kabowa based side will mean that they win the league 12 points ahead of second place, more measure to prove their dominance this season.

Yeak will end the season 12 points clear at the top.

For Mengo City, they would also love to end their campaign on a high.

Currently 9th, the Mengo based side can still finish as high as 7th on the standings. However, they need to defeat Yeak by four clear goals if they are to enter the top half of the table.

In the Uganda Cup final, 2017/18 Futsal Super League champions Dream will be hoping for a second Futsal title in 2 years.

After their league title defence went cold midway through the season, Dream have always known that their only chance to winning something, comes in the cup.

“We are craving for a title this season and that is our only focus at the moment, said Dream captain Jamal Muyingo.

“We have had alot of off-pitch issues that have cost us dearly in the League but we have to forget about that and concentrate on winning the cup.

“Crown has always given us problems but i am confident we will defeat them in the end.

For Crown, they are coming off a disappointing close to the Futsal Super League.

On Tuesday, they lost 3-2 against Bajim, their 8th loss of the season.

The result means that the side who at one point looked like challenging for the title, finished in a disappointing 6th on the table, three points behind 3rd placed Dream.

How they got here

Dream eliminated Park at the round of 16. They went on to defeat Mengo City 2-1 in the last 8 before sealing a finals’ spot following a hard fought victory over Bajim.

Crown in the other hand, eliminated then defending champions Luzira Thunders in the last 16, beat Kabowa United 2-1 in the quarterfinals and also overcame Yeak in penalties at the semis.

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