Inside Fufa Big League’s Final Lap

The Saints were removed from the top position by Jinja Municipal who thrashed Namasaggali by four goals during the weekend

The FUFA Big League enters the closing stages with interesting twists and turns.

After match day 20, pharmacy approved previous Rwenzori leaders, visit this site The Saints were dislodged from the summit by Jinja Municipal who thrashed Namasaggali by four goals.

The leaders who enjoyed a long streak on the summit failed to beat Ndejje University on Saturday, succumbing to a first home defeat.

JMC has been the better side in the second round, raking 20 points from a possible 24 compared to Saints who have got 17 in the same period.

The third teams, Sporting and Ndejje are only separated by 4 goals, but can only fight for the last playoff since they stand ten points adrift the leaders.

Promotion mathematics;

Coach Twinamatsiko’s side must now avoid dropping points and improve their inferior goal tally, [after all its three goals separating the top two].

The team has only managed to score more than one goal in only two occasions, scoring only eleven in 2015, yet they had netted 25 going into the first leg break [2 goals per game ratio]. They face Baza (A), Soroti(A), JMC(H) and Namasagali (H).

“Bad day today. Saints and JMC must win all games. It will be an epic finish,” The Saints chairman told our reporter after the loss.

As for JMC, they must capitalize on the next two home games against Kumi United and CRO FC before embarking on a long journey to Paidha for a clash with The Saints in the last game on May 3.

In Elgon, Kirinya Jinja SS virtually needs to win the remaining four games against bottom placed Artland (A), Synergy (H), Masaka (H) and Kireka Utd (A).

Former premier side, Maroons will have to deal with 4th and 5th placed Kasese New Villa and Synergy respectively and hope Kirinya drops points. The second playoff spot is still wide open for 7 teams.

Relegation Battle;

A minimum of four teams will be relegated; Namassagali are mathematically dropped with eight points and only 4 games to go. Kumi united, with 16 points and 3 games to go, can only fight to avoid direct relegation and fight in the playoff.

Baza and Paidha need only two points from their 4 and 5 games to avoid relegation calculations; leaving CRO FC, Hope Doves, Kumi and Soroti garage in the red zone.

In Rwenzori, VCC, Creamland and Mutundwe have already been relegated for missing three games, the last direct relegation spot is as open as that of promotional playoff.


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