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Kiira College Butiki and SMACK take first leg advantage in FUFA Tv Cup semis

by Geoffrey Mugabi
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The FUFA Tv Cup semifinals first leg were played on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2023, as St Marys College Kisubi and Kiira College Butiki won their games to take the first Leg advantage.

Kiira College Butiki 5-3 Mengo Senior School

Kiira College Butiki edged Mengo Senior School 5-3 in the first semi-final match on Thursday in a Tik-tak interesting game.

Joel Ssemaganda Saava netted the opener in the first minute of the match to put the Akwanas in the lead.

Kiira College Butiki starting eleven in the semifinals.

The home side equalized through Gift Fred Mutalya in the 12th minute before scoring his second to put his side in the lead in just 25 minutes.

Before the end of the first stanza of the game, Joel Saava scored his second goal to level the matters.

It took seven minutes into the second half for Ezekiel Kigaye to score the third goal for Kiira College Butiki.

Drama continued when John Senfuma equalized again for the visitors in what was his fourth goal of the tournament.

The eleven players that started the semifinals for Mengo Senior School.

The hosts restored their lead through Gift Fred Mutalya in 59th minute to complete his hat trick and the first of the tournament, before completing his haul (fours goal by a single player) four minutes later.

Mengo Senior School suffered their first loss in the tournament and they will now hope to overturn the result when they meet again in the return leg in Mengo that will determine who qualifies for the inaugural final.

Kiira College Butiki forward Gift Fred Mutalya’s exceptional performance moved him to the top of the goal scoring charts in the tournament with a tally of five.

St. Mary’s College Kisubi 2-1 Jinja College

St Mary’s College Kisubi maintained their excellent run in the FUFA Tv cup with another impressive display against Jinja College School on Friday.

SMACK students (fans) made the most of home advantage in their team’s narrow win over JICO

SMACK defeated JICO 2-1 in the semi final at the dusty Arena to take the first leg advantage.

In the 12th minute, forward Griffin Mwesigwa scored the opener for the home side to send the fans in wild celebrations.

Three minutes into the second half, skipper Mahad Mubiru doubled the lead for the hosts before Junior Kyosi got the consolation for JICO.

St. Mary’s College Kisubi students moments before kickoff.

Kyosi’s goal was the first SMACK conceded in the FUFA Tv cup after winning their previous two games against King’s College Budo 2-0 and 0-1 respectively.

The return leg fixtures will come a week later on Thursday 29th June and Friday 30th June respectively.

Jinja College players have a photo moment ahead of kickoff.

Photo credit: FUFA Tv Media

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