Match day 8 of the 2020/21 Futsal Super League season will present both a fight for the crown and a shape up of the final league table standings.
We take a run through the fixtures and what they present to each of the teams as they wind up what has been an impressive showpiece under extraordinary circumstances.
Who will be crowned league champions-Big Talent or Park?
The 2020/21 league season has been nothing less of a statement of potential for novices Big Talent Soccer Academy spearheaded by a former champion Head coach- Sembatya Muhammad who won the league with Yeak Kabowa.
With a fairly balanced and young team, he fancies he’s chances of winning it again after causing a major upset against Synergy who were abstract champions and were yet to lose a game until the semi finals.
Big Talent, although with more clear performances, with 4 wins in 7 and only one loss, will have a long day against Park who have built momentum and belief off the back of an ugly start that saw only 2 draws and a loss after Round.
But upsetting the Stommers- Mengo, in the semi finals was a bold indication of what they want to achieve- only winning at all costs. The final shall present no decency and eye catching show for niceties but rather a rage to win by all odds against Big Talent who will miss a key figure in Kaye Ronald who received matching orders earlier on in the semifinals.
Third place play off.
After seemingly appearing to be the ideal Futsal Super league final, the curtain raiser for the final will be something close to a final.
Ismail Bruhan’s Mengo Futsal Club will take on Synergy in what shall be a highly competitive tie for a third and fourth place. Both sides were the best teams at group stage level but ironically lost shots at glory with shocking results. They now hope for honorary finish to the league season wanting to burry the bad memories of Match day 7.
Aidenal SOSA and Kampala Junior Team’s fair take.
Despite having less to show in the first round of games, the two teams have progressively been the most improved sides over the course of the season. Their revised performances have earned them a chance to finish just outside the podium-a fifth position. Aidenal Sosa’s Head Coach Kaweesi James highlights his team’s journey and expectations this far;
“After losing the first games in the first round of the league against Mengo and Big Talent, it forced us to go back on the drawing board with both the players and the coaching stuff were we managed to solve problems and a win against Big talent in the second round was our turning point since then we have not lost any game taking us to four straight wins on the seven games played and that last win against Kabowa was so crucial to us when it comes to positional finish.”
“Our squad is so much prepared with no injuries as we preparing to face KJT the most stubborn and talented players like, Kyeyune Abasi, Dan Wagaluka and Billy Nkata the leading top scorerer of the league as we fighting for the great finish of the league. We need to manage with respect but still, we are ready to keep our winning behavior as we are preparing for the Uganda Cup soon”- Aidenal’s Kaweesi.
Woes of a former champion- Kabowa.
With just little or even less to play for, Yeak Kabowa have been the shabbiest performer on the court this season. A victory against a depleted Kisenyi Futsal Club shall not water down any of that.
Their gaffer, Makumbi Farouk couldn’t state less in a session with the FAU website about his side’s season.
“We have had a very poor season and some disappointments, but this will not be a big deal for the next season. It has been a lesson by our side, we are also targeting young players for the next season and many of them have been in our set ups so the future is bright. We are very okay and prepared as well for the last day though we have three doubted players.
“So far our eyes are at the 7th place now and we are very focused on that, our opponents Kisenyi FC are not easy but we going to use the advantage of the absence of their key players to defeat them”