FSL 21: Match Day 5 Report

The shape of the road for which teams have a chance to play in the finals of the 2021 Futsal Super League season started jostling against the minds of players on Match Day 5.

Mengo Futsal Club was the only team that had secured a slot in the semifinals coming into Match Day 5. There was all to play for elsewhere. Synergy needed a point to join the former, Park needed a win to keep realistic dreams, Kisenyi desperately desired to end their recent slump of losses, Yeak wanted to stop being sorry, Kampala Junior Team hoped for a scalp.

So it went down, Park Futsal Club faced off with table leaders Synergy who only needed to avoid defeat to book their semifinal slot, the former needed a win to keep the pressure on for a second position on the table ahead of Kisenyi.

Synergy’s Travis Mutyaba takes on his man

But Travis Mutyaba had different issues on the day, the most outstanding player in the league so far bagged a haul (4) goals to sweep Park’s ambitions a little under the bed. Goals from Junior Abbas and skipper Iddi Babu could only ensure a 4-2 defeat for Park who now desperately need a deserved miracle to get into the semifinals.

Kisenyi Futsal Club recovered from two consecutive defeats to restore themselves in the second position 2 points ahead of third placed Park in the Victoria Nile group with a solid 2-0 victory over Yeak Kabowa.

A single strike from Ibrahim Ali Abdulkadir and an own goal were enough to do the business for Sulaiman Ssekanyo’s team.

Kisenyi Futsal Club became the first side to keep a clean sheet in the 2021 Futsal Super League season.

Mengo Futsal Club stepped on the court amongst the three teams- Synergy and Big Talent Soccer Academy, as the only sides yet to taste defeat. But having cemented a semi final position after Match day 4, they kept up the momentum, albeit surprisingly struggling against bottom placed Kampala Junior Team. The Stommers took an early 2-0 lead but just soon, KJT rallied back to level matters through the league’s top marksman Billy Nkata with two successive strikes by halftime.

Synergy Futsal Club and Mengo Futsal Club remain the only unbeaten sides in the 2021 Futsal Super League season so far.

Mengo gathered their toughness back pushing the game to 4-2 before Nkata completed his hatrick restoring interest for KJT at 4-3 just before the final whistle. Mengo’s Mayanja Saidi continued with his impressive performance with a brace although his side was also happier to see Mwebaza Lamech put on some scoring boots again.

Kampala Junior Team’s forward Billy Ntaka (R) throws in for a tackle

After luckily surviving a scare against KJT on Match Day 4, Big Talent Soccer Academy eventually tasted the humble pie. With their Head Coach-Ssembatya Muhammad in absentia, Aidenal SOSA made light work of Big Talent Soccer Academy to pin a second victory in 3 outings.

Aidenal SOSA’s Dennis Kalanzi aims for a strike

Striker Kavuma Marvin continued with his scoring run with the second haul of the day to lead a 6-3 assault on unbeaten Big Talent. Forward Farouk Tumwesigye also put his name on the score list with a brace. Both the former and later are tied at 9 goals a piece one behind KJT’s Billy Nkata in the race for the golden boot.

There will be no room for slipping on Match Day 6 with Kisenyi Futsal Club, Aidenal SOSA , Park and Big Talent Soccer Academy all in need of victories for a chance to feature in the semis.

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