Futsal Super League
International Futsal Courts, Mengo
-Mengo City vs Elephants
-Parakeets vs Bajim
-Typhoon vs Dream
-Yeak Kabowa vs Kabowa United
-Aidenal vs Nomad
-Crown vs Park
-Equator vs Yap Stars
MENGO – Futsal Super League defending champions Dream will have it all to do if they are to retain the crown they won last year.
After recovering from a slow start at the beginning of the season, the Wankulukuku based side look to be slowly dropping out of the title race.
After drawing 2-2 with leaders Yeak, in a game in which they missed a last minute penalty, Dream lost 4-2 to Parakeets to drop into fifth on the standings with 9 games to play.
May be seating 5th doesn’t tell the whole story but the fact that they are now 9 points behind the leaders, sums up the task that lies in front of them, that is if they are to retain the Futsal Super League title.
On Thursday, they have a chance to return to winning ways and may be somehow stay in contention for the championship, when they take on Typhoon.
Going into the game, Dream captain Jamal Muyingo knows how important the game and the rest of the fixtures are to his side.
“We are now moving into a desperate situation as time is running out, said Muyingo.
“We sit 9 points behind the leaders and it is sad to say that it is all down to ourselves.
“We had a chance of beating then (Yeak) but threw it away and then lost to Parakeets, a game we are not supposed to be losing.
“We now have 9 finals to negotiate and if we are to defend the title, we have to collect all 27 points and pray the teams above us lose some of their games.
For Typhoon, they start the day in 8th position with 24 points from 17 games.
The loss to Mengo City last week summed up their season which has been characterized by high levels of inconsistency.
However, a shock result against the defending champions is not out of their reach as Typhoon has already defeated several side above them this campaign.
As Dream seek to return to winning ways, Park are also desperate for three points.
The Iddi Babu led side currently sit only two points behind the leaders Yeak and may be that would have been different had they not dropped two lousy points last week.
Coming off a brilliant run that saw them defeat Yeak 3-0 a couple of weeks ago, Park could not take care of Aidenal as they drew 1-1 last Thursday.
Very much still in the hunt for a first ever League crown, Babu maintains that they will do all it takes to try and win all their remaining games.
“Our job is to win our games and see what happens at the end, said Babu.
“We missed a chance to getting three vital points last week but that was just a temporary blip.
“We now have a chance to make amends this week and hopefully we will take care of our opposition.
Their opponents come inform of fourth placed Crown who are coming off a hard fought 3-2 victory over crown.
For the leaders Yeak Kabowa, they will also be in action as they take on Kabowa United.
After getting only a points out of a possible six, Yeak returned to winning ways last week when they whalloped Nomad 6-2.
Having seen a 7 point advantage turn into just two, Yeak will know that they cannot afford anymore slip ups.
Elsewhere, Equator will play Yap Stars, Aidenal takes on Nomad, Parakeets entertain Bajim while Mengo City locks horns with Elephants.
Yeak Kabowa’s Shaffic Avemah and Enock Sebagala still top the scoring charts with 27 goals each, two ahead of Park’s Iddi Babu.