Moroto plot for maiden win against Simba
By Martin Kaddu
Sunday FUFA Big League fixtures, 4pm
Boma Young vs Mbarara City, Hoima
Kyambogo vs Busia Fisheries, Kyambogo
Ndejje University vs Bright Light, Luweero
Simba vs Moroto United, Mashariki Grounds
Scorching sunshine, droughts and cattle nomadism on top of natural grass playing areas scarcity, football is not a sport favored in the Karamoja region. But, Moroto United beat all odds and qualified to the FUFA Big League 2016/17 season. The side from Moroto stormed the second tier with optimism per their main target – to avoid relegation back to regional league. Eight games down the road, Moroto United are yet to test victory. They have lost six and drawn twice, sitting at the foot of the 12 team Elgon group, four places beneath Simba they visit this Sunday evening at Mashariki grounds, Entebbe road for their unlikely first campaign triumph. Simba coach Eric Ndifuna has seen his side winning all their three home games, but warned his troop against complacency. “They (Moroto) are not doing well, but this should not be a point of relaxation. We need to be at our best to not only target a win but also reasonable goals,” noted Ndifuna whose side came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 home win over Artland Katale in the last game.
Ndejje eye the summit
Having blown the first two, for the third time Ndejje University have a great chance to get to the top of Elgon group as the FUFA Big League returns today with five fixtures on card. The Luwero based side host tricky 6th placed Bright Light knowing that victory will carry them to the top with 18 points in 9 games given the fact that current leaders Maroons are not in action. With a game in hand, Maroons have similar 15 points but lead with a two goal difference.