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Kataka, Kamuli Park Clash in Final Hurdle to Big League

Kamuli Park overcame Busia United FC 1-0 in the first semifinals played on Monday at the Mbale municipal stadium courtesy of Abdul Shampul’s calm finish in the 35th minute.

Later on, side effects http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-content/plugins/archives-calendar-widget/arw-editor.php Kataka FC who were the home team by default, order replicated the same result on Bugembe United this time Azziz Nambobi converting from the spot after Nassur Nandala had been fouled inside the forbidden area.

The home team looked young and wasteful in front of goal but coach John Wasike promised to sharpen his attack line although he watered down the experience factor.

“Kamuli has also scored one that shows they are not a big threat in attack. I have some work to do and polish the finishing because without goals you don’t win a match,” he told Chimp Sport

“Bugembe offered us a good test with experience. We have talented players who are young and in school but have been with us in the previous campaigns.”

Kataka was formed in 2006 and has since been to four unfruitful playoff finals in 2006 (Kamuli), 2008, 2009 (Jinja) and 2012 in Malaba.

Former U17 midfielder and club skipper Peter Lusimbula has hope they will break the jinx this year.

“We want to qualify for the big league to have a shot at the topflight next season. It’s all about team work and prayers because when we qualify everyone benefits and enters history.”

Kamuli under interim manager Abdu Swamadu enter the finals with a lot of caution considering they are the away team and in front of a huge hostile crowd.

“The only way is to kill the game very early and put them on pressure. It’s not going to be easy because one doesn’t just reach a final, they fight to be there.”

The game kicks off at 4PM.

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