FUFA Big league 2011/2012 Play off finals (Namboole Stadium): Saturday 19, 2012
Third Place finish: Aurum Roses V SC Victoria University 1:30pm
First/Second Place: Entebbe FC V Kira Young 4:30pm
Gate Charges: 2000/= (Allover)
All roads will lead to Namboole tomorrow as the FUFA Big League comes to a grand finale, with two fixtures on the day. In the early kick off, money bags Victoria University Sports Club (SCVU), will clash with fellow mega spenders Aurum Roses FC to decide a third place promotion finish to the 2012/2013 Uganda Super League. This will be preceded by Frank “Video” Anyau’s Entebbe FC against Kira Young FC for a top place finish.
Victoria University finished in second to Kira young, in the Rwenzori group, closely followed by Aurum in third. The former (SCVU) beat Aurum 2-0 at home but were held to a 1-1 draw in the returnleg,andwouldthereforeholdanupper hand.
SCVU have not only been on the spot light for good form, but also for big spending. The club broke the record for the most expensive footballer on the local scene, when they signed Denis Guma from SC Villa for US$10,000(approximately UGX25million), surpassing the record held by Simon Sserunkuma of Ugx16m for his transfer from victors to Villa in 2009.
Apparently SCVU, are also reported to have the biggest net pay check for the players on the local scene. It is presumed that Guma is currently the most paid player locally with over 3million in salary and bonus allowances after taxes in a month. And the clubs wills to spend on players from big clubs should they get promoted tomorrow.
Victoria University is coached by Serbian Ivan Zoric, and are closely finished by Serbian business man Simo Dubojic, a friend to former SC villa coach Srdjan Zivojnov.
Nonetheless, Aurum have set records of their own. Owned by Indian Businessmen, the club is the only one in the country hitherto to have flown players from Entebbe Airport to and fro Gulu, Arua for Big leagues matches.
If the tie goes either way, SCVU or Aurum Roses, will be the third team to be promoted to the 2012/2013, Bell Uganda Super League.
In the top place finish clash, Frank “Video” Anyau, has bragged that his side Entebbe FC, will have to silence Kira Young, and are coming in the league to stay. “This is not the first time I have brought a team to top flight football and we have stayed there. We have excellent players and more will come because we have the money, so there is no reason to think of relegation.”
Anyau, is known to have brought Mbale-based side CRO to top flight football and is very optimistic he will have to better his tactics this time round.