Futsal Super League
International Futsal Courts, Mengo
-Yap Stars vs Bajim @6pm
-Elephants vs Kabowa United @7pm
-Crown vs Typhoon @7pm
-Aidenal vs Mengo City @8pm
-Dream vs Park @8pm
-Parakeets vs Nomad @9pm
-Yeak Kabowa vs Equator @9pm
MENGO – After a week-long rest, the Futsal Super League returns on Thursday, April 18th, with 7 game at the International Futsal Courts in Mengo.
After the Uganda Cup which produced Dream and Crown as the two finalists this year, all the 14 league times will be in action, once again.
The mother of battles will take place at 8pm as defending champions Dream take on second placed Park.
After looking like they had picked up and were in the thick of the title race, Dream have faltered remarkably, winning only one of their last 4 league game.
That form has seen the Wankulukuku based side drop as far of the pace as 5th.
They are currently 13 points behind the leaders Yeak Kabowa and with the League winding down, it looks like Dream will relinquish the title they won last season.
“It is a pity we have fallen so far behind the top of the table, says Dream Captain Jamal Muyingo.
“We know that mathematically we are still it it but honestly, it will take some sort of a miracle to even get close.
“Despite all that, we will try and win our remaining games and see what happens at the end.
Winning their remaining game may not be a solution as 13 points looks massive on the eye.
And with, not only Yeak vying for title, teams like Park are also waiting to pounce in case the leaders falter at some point.
About how good Thursday’s opponents are, Muyingo had this to say;
“Park have been one of the most outstanding performers so far this season, continued Muyingo.
“They are a well-organized side and one that can beat anyone.
“However, we know we are good too and we will try beating them on Thursday.
Park have also had a trying few weeks which have resulted into them dropping four points off the pace.
However, in Iddi Babu, they have one of the most outstanding performers this season and will look up to him for inspiration on Thursday and the rest of the season.
Babu has racked up an impressive 26 goals so far this season with only Yeak duo of Enock Ssebagala (30) and Shafik Avemah (28) out scoring him.
Coming off a 6-0 statement victory over Mengo City, Park will be seeking blood against Dream.
The last time these two sides met, it ended in a 2-2 draw with Babu scoring late to ensure both side go home with at least a point.
As Dream and Park battle one another, Yeak will also be in action an hour later against Equator.
The Mengo based side will see the game a chance to move clear at the top and take a giant step to securing a first league title.
However, they need to be worry of Equator as their last game saw the log leaders scrap to a 3-2 victory over Bajim.
The Cup elimination at the hands of Crown did their confidence no favours as form has been inconsistent in their house.
For Equator, they kick off the day in 8th position. Their last game was a 2-1 victory over Nomad.
The other game to look out for is one that will kick off at 7pm as Crown takes on Typhoon.
These have been two of the most entertaining sides in the League this season as they easily score goals. Crown has so far scored 63 goals while Typhoon have helped themselves to a third joint most of 73.
Their downfall has been the inability to shut out opposition at the back end as they have conceded a joint 99 goals already, with Typhoon having a Lion share of it with (56).
Before the kick of the first ball, Crown sit in 4th while Typhoon are 9th on the log.
Elsewhere, Yap Stars and Bajim will kick-start the day with a battle of their own, Elephants will take on Kabowa United, Aidenal entertain Mengo City while Parakeets lock horns with Nomad.
Enock Ssebagala still leads the scoring charts with 30 goals, two ahead of teammate Shafik Avemah.