FBL Playoffs: JMC, Kirinya Win to Set a Derby Final

JMC's goal hero Rajab holds the ball amidst Masaka players

Hearing has resumed of the case in which former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye is accused of assault and other 2 counts of malicious damage of 2 video cameras belonging to journalists in January.

In his testimony before Buganda Road court Grade one Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa, visit web NTV Cameraman Ronald Ggaliwango said he was in the middle of the fracas that day adding that he witnessed everything as it unfolded.

“He first beat Joseph Ssettimba (Bukedde TV) with a black cable wire while at Shell Petrol station before hitting Andrew Lwanga(WBS) with a stick that had been given to him by one of the other police officers at the scene,”Ggaliwango  told court on Thursday.

“We tried giving Lwanga some water after being clobbered but Tumwesigye and the other police officers stopped us as they blocked every journalist from accessing Florina bar and restaurant.”

According to Ggaliwango, it was then that the then Old Kampala police boss bundled the members of the National Association of the Unemployed they had arrested at the back of his Toyota MarkII series vehicle.

“He then forced Lwanga in the co-driver’s seat before driving off at a terrific speed and we followed the vehicle. We were however astonished to see the car run towards the police station instead of the hospital for medical care.”

Lwanga told court that on reaching Old Kampala police station, they were not allowed to access the place as the DPC had ordered his men not to allow anyone inside, until the then Kampala South police chief James Ruhweza arrived.

“We found him (Lwanga) near one of the cells and lifted him with Ruhweza into the car and drove him to Mulago hospital,”Ggaliwango told court before tendering in a video clip of what happened on the fateful day.

The Magistrate adjourned the case to June, 4, 2015 for further hearing.

FUFA Big League playoffs

Water fc (4)0-0(5) Kirinya-Jinja SS

Jinja Municipal 1-0 Masaka LC

Jinja is on course to have a third team to featuring in the Azam premier league for the 2015-16 season after both Kirinya- Jinja SS and Jinja Municipal Fc made it to the finals of the Big league playoffs on Wednesday afternoon at Lugogo stadium, pharmacy beating tough resistance from Water Fc and Masaka LC respectively.

Water FC vs. Jinja SS

The game looked dull in the opening half with only The Jinja side making efforts to attack while Water took more precaution by sitting back to defend throughout.

Second half looked livelier; both teams trying their chances but unfortunate for Water Fc, Jinja SS skipper and Custodian, Matakubwa Joel made spectacular saves to keep them out.

While their opponents were too wasteful in the final third with John Wakalaita the biggest culprit heading wide three open chances sending the match to post match penalty mark kicks.

There was drama during the shoot outs. Water Fc who won the toss to start by taking the kicks had their first three penalties taken by Mahad Kisekka, Quddus Elaasis and Fahad Matovu saved by Matakubwa before his side disappointed him by firing the same number wide.

Jamal Sizaali and Emmanuel Ssenambule scored the other for water as Livingstone Muhondo and Yunus Sabila ensured the kicks go to sudden death. Jinja side didn’t falter again in the sudden death, Magumba Musa and their custodian netting just before Abu baker Ottawa completed the job immediately Dennis Bright had his kick saved.

Jinja Municipal vs. Masaka LC

Jinja Municipal came in the game with early intentions of attacking their opponents from onset.

The side sacked coach Namakola after the heartbreaking loss to Saints in the last game of the regular season and brought in the more dynamic former Baza coach and Express FC player, James Odoch.

The change in management was evident from the onset with a very first attempt on the first minute calling James Zaake in Masaka’s goal into action.

Five minutes later JMC danger man, Abdurrahman Rajab fired in a low stunner from inside the box to gift the side an early lead. He however failed to double his lead from 12 yards after Emenyu Paul was brought down by Swaibu Nsubuga in the box, hitting the pole and failing to connect the subsequent rebound. Masaka’s only chances came in the second period though Mafuddu kept them off.

The win now sets up a match anticipated Jinja derby in the final but to the Jinja fans it’s a relief well knowing that one spot is again reserved for them to join Sadolin who got promoted last year and Bul Fc four years ago.

The match was attended by several football dignitaries in the country including coach Micho.

“It was a great playoffs semis, I have to say we really have talent in Uganda, Vast indeed. Iam impressed with the level of competition at the lower levels.” Coach Micho told our reporter after the match.

Team lineups XI

Kirinya-Jinja SS: Matakubwa Joel, Drajua Allan, Debbo Julius, Mulondo Livingstone, Masette Gerrard, Otim James, Yunus Sabila, Wakalaita John, Magumba Musa, Opolot Joseph.

Water Fc: Kirya Samson, Aggrey Kirya, Quddus Elaasis, Mubarak Tenywa, Patrick Mbowa, Shafiq Kagim, Edison Tuine, Iddi Babu, Farouk Matovu, Dennis Bright.

Masaka LC: Zaake James, Nsubuga Swaibu, Walusimbi Augustine, Lugemoa Livingstone, Lugolobi Bonny, Nyombi Stuart, Ssibo Peter, Mayanja Anthony, Nicodemus Lkesit, KimuliGerrard, Lubega Ronald.

Jinja Municipal: Mafuddu Saalim, Mudoola Farouk, Makuro Willy, Walangalira Musa, Emenyu Paul, Kalega Godfrey, Onyango Patrick, Wandyaka Richard, Abdalrahman Rajab, Bagey Edwin.

Next fixtures; Saturday 16th May 2015

1400 FBL finals: The Saints FC vs. Maroons FC

1600 FBL playoffs Finals: Jinja Municipal Fc vs. Jinja SS.





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