Futsal Super League
International Futsal Courts, Mengo
-Bajim 5-1 Aidenal
-Dream 2-2 Crown
-Equator 2-1 Kabowa United
-Nomad 2-1 Mengo City
-Park 3-2 Parakeets
-Yap Stars 1-4 Typhoon
-Elephants 2-3 Yeak Kabowa
MENGO – Yeak Kabowa maintained their five points caution atop the Futsal Super League standings thanks to a hard fought 3-2 victory over Elephants on Thursday night.
Unlike in the last couple of games when the runaway leaders were blowing away opponents, Thursday’s game was one that required digging deep, to win.
After the first half, both sides were locked at 0-0 with Elephants intent on at least taking a point from the game.
It was in the second that the game came to life with Yeak striking thrice through Emma Magembe, Robert Baka and League top scorer Shaffic Avemah.
For Elephants, they scored twice through Bruno Ssegilinya and Jonathan Kitonera, to walk away with their head held high despite defeat which leaves them third from bottom with 11 points from their first 14 games.
For Yeak, they move onto 35 points, 5 ahead of second placed Park.
In their contest, Park produced a breathtaking display to take care of Parakeets 3-2.
Park started strongly, leading 2-1 at half time with Iddi Babu and Mark Kisenyi on the score-sheet for them. Baker Byarunga had temporarily leveled matters in the first 15 minutes for Parakeets.
In the second, Babu added another for Park and despite Vicent Abigaba scoring Parakeets’ second, Park held on to register their 9th victory of the season.
The three points mean that Park keep in close check with leaders-Yeak, trailing them by only 5 points with 14 games played.
Park now have 30 points and look to be pulling clear of the other chasers.
For third placed Dream, they were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw by wobbly Crown.
In a game that saw them end with 10 men as vice-captain, John Kitanda was given his marching orders, Dream put up a spirited display, one that was only good enough for just a point in the end.
Before his red card, Kitanda put Dream 1-0 up before Crown equalized through Mohamud Ahmed to ensure the first half ends 1-1.
In the second, both sides scored once with Swibu Kazibwe scoring for Dream while Ahmed struck again for Crown to ensure they both share spoils in the end.
The draw leaves Dream third on the standings, 9 points behind leaders Yeak after 14 rounds. Despite starting the season as favourites, Dream who won last year’s title now need some sort of a miracle to retain it.
For Crown, this was only their second draw in the season and it leaves them still 6th on the standings with 23 points.
The biggest winners of the day were Bajim who inflicted an 8th loss of the season onto Aidenal.
A hat trick by Ibrahim Kamya and a double off Titus Ssematiba’s right foot did the magic for Bajim while Michael Kasozi scored Aidenal’s consolation on the day.
The win for Bajim sees them climb into 8th with 22 points while Aidenal who have now gone 5 games minus victory, remain 11th with only 12 points from their first 14 games.
The others results on the evening saw Equator defeat Kabowa United 2-1, Nomad overcame Mengo City with an identical score line while Typhoon were 4-1 winners against Yap Stars.
Yeak’s Shaffic Avemah still tops the scoring charts with 26 goals, 5 ahead of teammate Ennock Ssebagala.
The Futsal Super League will return on Thursday, 07-03-2019 with all the 14 teams in action once again.