By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba
Three unanswered goals by Kigezi Homeboyz have ended the hopes of Tiles and Terazo to survive relegation from the Star times FUFA Big League.
With only 10 points from 12 games, and one match remaining, Tiles and Terazo’s loss to Kigezi Home Boyz means that the former will play in the third division come next season.
Both teams played their second last league game on Wednesday evening at Kabale Municipal Stadium, the home ground of the Gorillas. Goals from Edison Nkahebwa, Rodgers Tabule, and Dickson Niwamanya silenced Tiles and Terazo who had won the first encounter between the two teams at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara last month.
Nkahebwa opened the score 5 minutes after the Kick-off and there was no serious business until 39 minutes in the second half when the visitors conceded a corner kick.
Kigezi Home Boyz’ On-form Dickson Niwamanya alias Kihanga fired home a rebounding screamer from a curving cross delivered by Masiko Grant, to bring his tally to 5 goals for the 2021 FUFA Big League season.
In a post match Interview with this media house, man of the match Tabule narrated how he managed to run a distance of about 60 yards with his feet on the ball before he scored goal of the season contender in the 92nd minute.
“ I was watching the movements of my team mates and I made my body ready for a run before the ball was crossed onto me. So when I saw that the cross was an in-swinger, I didn’t allow the ball to first touch the ground. I controlled and positioned it by the head, and finally I was running at my highest pace . That’s how I left them behind, and their goal keeper was helpless by the time I reached him. I made no mistake,” said Tabule.
The Kigezi Home Boyz Care Taker and Team Coach Denis Tushabe a.k.a Capi applauded his players for putting up a good performance regardless of their previous inconsistency.
Tushabe says he had Cautioned the players against playing with guilt that they had caused their previous losses which pit them at a risk of being relegated.
“I told them I did not want anyone to think that they had caused the current status quo. I’m happy that they listened to me and played the game we all wanted to watch,” said Tushabe.
Wednesday evening’s win brings Kigezi Home Boyz to the 6th position with 14 points on the FUFA Big League table for the Rwenzori Group. Since joining Kigezi Home Boys as Care Taker after the dismissal of Mark Twinamasiko, Tushabe has managed to pull out 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw.
The Gorillas should face Tooro United at Wankulukuku Stadium on Saturday, but the COVID 19 Restrictions may cause postponement of the match until father notice. According to the new restrictions, beginning 10th June, inter-district public transport is banned as Government tries to stop the spread of COVID 19.