By Frank Kamuntu
Doves All Stars Football Club from West Nile hammered Katwe United 4-1 while Kataka 2-1 MYDA in the Elgon group contest of the FUFA Big League at Lugogo, Kampala, on Monday.
Players like Samary Ajobe, Cris Brian, Rashid Kawawa and Edema Sabir scored goals for Doves All Stars in the one-sided encounter. Allan Tebusweke’s brilliant goal that had at one stage brought the game level was merely relegated to be a consolation.
In the said match, Ajobe gave the visitors an early lead in the third minute with a heavily deflected goal past goalkeeper Eric Dhaira.
However, Kawawa missed a chance to double the scores when his shot off an acute angle from the right kissed the cross bar on the quarter hour mark.
Katwe United reacted swiftly and forward Kenneth Madira became a culprit of two missed scoring opportunities.
The home side eventually brought the game with Tebusweke’s first time volley off 35 yards into the roof of the net with 7 minutes to the end of the opening half.
By the half time whistle, the two sides were tied at one goal apiece; Chris headed home the second goal six minutes after restart of play for the second half.
In the 56th minute, dangerman Kawawa recorded his name onto the scorers’ sheet to build a two goal cushion while Sabir Andama wrapped the icing on the already baked with yet another brilliant header, 10 minutes to the climax of the game.
The shocking loss was Katwe United’s first defeat in three games following an earlier win and draw over Light SS and Saviours respectively.
Meanwhile, another newcomer MYDA lost 2-1 on the road to Kataka at the CRO Sansiro play ground in Mbale whereas Cosia Waiswa gave MYDA the lead before Kataka replied through skipper Peter Lusimbula’s penalty and Junior Zake.
The FUFA Big League is the second highest football division in Uganda.
Three clubs will be promoted from the Big league to the Uganda Premier League by the close of business in May 2020.