Match Day Two of the FUFA Big League resumed on Thursday with 12 matches, most of which were affected by the wet weather conditions on the evening.
Mbarara based Nyamityobora were the biggest winners on the day, triumphing 4-0 against Suncity in a match that was halted for some 10 minutes because of heavy rains.
David Kizza scored twice for Alex Isabirye’s coached side. Joseph Akandwanaho and Musa Docca got the other goals on the day.
In the other Rwenzori Group games played elsewhere, Ntinda edged Greater Masaka United 1-0 at the Kamwokya playground. George Otim scored for the league debutants.
Kansai Plascon were denied victory at the death of the game in the one-all draw with Simba at Naro Ntawo playground.
Experienced midfielder Robert Kimuli scored two minutes from full time to cancel out Henry Mugoya’s first half opener.
Synergy picked their first point of the season in a one-all draw with visiting Water at the Masaka Recreational stadium. Oscar Agaba cancelled Dan Mugwanya’s opener.
Meanwhile, Kireka United outwitted Bumate United 1-0 at the Namboole outside playground. Derrick Jurua scored in the 79th minute of the game.
At a flooded Kira Municipal Council playground, ten-man Kitara Football Club held home side Kira United in the goal-less encounter.
Kitara’s Pius Mbidde was shown marching orders with 14 minutes left on the clock. The visitors also had a goal disallowed for off-side by Herbert Billy ‘Counsel’ Alinda as early as the 5th minute.
In the Elgon Group, Kyetume earned the second home win in the 1-0 victory against visiting Bukedea Town Council at the Nakisunga Ssaza playground. Kenneth Kibirango was the hero for the league new comers.
Gerald Hamya scored for Jinja Municipal Council Hippos during their slim 1-0 win at home to Mbale’s Kataka at the Kakindu stadium.
FUFA Big League’s oldest club, Ndejje University faltered on the road to fall 1-0 against Amuka Bright Stars at the Lira Town College playground. Onduparaka on loan player Dickens ‘Diarra’ Okwi was the hero with the lone strike for the home side who drew goal-less in the opener last week.
Another Lira entity, Lira United lost 2-1 in their second consecutive game away to Agape.
Twaha Sendi and Faizal Babalanda were on target for Agape whilst towering midfielder Solomon Wafula pulled at least a strike for Allan Kabonge’s side.
At the Madibira playground, Hassan Mango scored a brace for Busia Fisheries in their 2-1 home victory over visiting Vura from Moyo. Ibrahim Dagason got the consolation for Vura.
Meanwhile in Kamuli, Aramanzani Tamale and Franco Mugomba scored in each half to give Kamuli Park a comfortable 2-0 win against Paidha.
The league will resume over the weekend with the mother of all battles in Lira at the Lango Sports Ground when Lira United hosts arch rivals Amuka Bright Stars.
Four clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League for the season 2017-18.
FUFA Big League (Match Day Two)
- Ntinda United 1-0 Greater Masaka United
- Nyamityobora 4-0 Sun City
- Kira United 0-0 Kitara
- Kansai Plascon 1-1 Simba
- Kireka United 1-0 Bumate United
- Synergy 1-1 Water
- Kyetume 1-0 Bukedea Town Council
- Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos 1-0 Kataka
- Amuka Bright Stars 1-0 Ndejje University
- Busia Fisheries 2-1 Vura
- Agape SS 2-1 Lira United
- Kamuli Park 2-0 Paidah Black Angels