Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitara Football club and Kiboga Young have qualified for the final of the FUFA Big League slated for October 21st at the Fufa technical center in Njeru.
To reach the final Kitara FC edged Kataka FC, while Kiboga FC ejected Ndejje University in the semi final matches played on Monday at the same venue.
In the first semi final game Kitara were sharper at spot kicks winning 7-6 against Kataka FC after the two teams had ended 0-0 in normal time. Kiboga came from a goal down to defeat Ndejje University FC 3-1 in the second semi final clash.
Sula Tumusiime gave Ndejje University a 37th minute lead through a penalty, before Kiboga Young’s skipper Jamaldine Buchochera equalized after 52 minutes. Brian Olega and Sula Wambedde netted the other goals for Kiboga Young FC.
According to the head coach of Kataka FC Geoffrey Toldo, his team was unlucky to lose the semi finals because he believes they were also good.
“We have lost the game and that is football. I can’t say we were bad because we managed to contain the game until the penalty shootouts, I can’t blame the referees or the officials, and we were all fine,” said Toldo.
The Kitara FC skipper, Veteran Musa Ddoka also expressed his excitement after eliminating Kataka and hailed his teammates for being organized for the game.
“I feel excited because it was a tricky game and we only won in penalty shootouts,” added Ddoka.
The head coach of Kitara FC Mark Twinamatsiko also expressed his excitement but also noted that their target is to win the playoff and join the Star Times Uganda Premier League.
Kiboga Young’s head coach Makumbi appreciated his team for fighting back after they went a goal down. “We played our hearts out like soldiers. I thank the players,” said Makumbi.
The winner on Wednesday will join already promoted MYDA FC and UPDF FC in the 2020/2021 Star Times Uganda Premier League.