By Denis Turyahebwa
Kampala: The 2021-2022 StarTimes FUFA Big League kicked off on Friday, 12th November 2021 with four matches across the country.
There were two victories for former StarTimes Uganda Premier League clubs; Kitara and MYDA.
Kitara rallied from two goals down to overcome visiting Blacks Power 3-2 at the Masindi Municipal Stadium.
Richard Enjama, Edison Agondeze and Patrick Mugume netted for Kitara to cancel Joel Gerald’s earlier two goals for the visitors.
‘We had a difficult match because of the late preparations. We were two goals down at some stage but I told the players not to lose focus and we made it’ Richard Makumbi, head coach at Kitara noted after the game.
MYDA on the other hand recorded a 3-2 home win over Ndejje University at the King George IV Memorial Stadium in Tororo.
Former Uganda Cranes striker Geofrey Sserunkuma scored two penalties for MYDA and Ivan Orono added the other for the home side.
Jimmy Wasswa Nsaale and Josephat Ayebare were on target for Ndejje University.
‘We are building the team and every game remains like a cup final for us.’ Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, head coach at MYDA revealed after the match.
There were two goal-less draws recorded on the day. Maroons and Calvary shared the spoils at the Prisons Stadium, Luzira whilst the same result was registered in Mbarara at the Kakyeka Stadium where two former top-flight sides Nyamityobora and Proline squared off.
The league resumes on Sunday, 14th November 2021 with a single game when Kyetume hosts Luwero United at the Nakisunga playground in Mukono District.
For starters, the StarTimes FUFA Big League is the main feeder league to the top flight StarTimes Uganda Premier League with the best clubs at the end of the season earning sporting promotion.