In a typical sporting spirit, Sauna football club players were granted a special guard of honour by the second runners up, Typhoons before the final game of the 2016 Futsal mini league.
Reason – Sauna had been already declared champions before very last game of the season.
Unfortunately for the overall winning team (but fortunately for the day’s victors), the crowd enjoyed a massive 13 goals scored in favour of Typhoons in their 10-3 humiliation of Sauna.
This was the first ever Futsal mini league that had all the matches played at the Lugogo Indoor Arena every Tuesday night since March 2016.
On the final day, there were three games played on the night with Italex walloping FC Patriots 7-0.
Lovis Lubega (2), Ibra Kateregga (2), Karim Segawa and Hussein Skaiky all scored the for the Patriots.
LFC rallied from three goals down to force a 4-4 draw with Zak Sports.
Emma Toshnet, Ashraf Tamal, Ahmed and Treasure Musiime each had a goal for Zak Sports.
Masudi Kafumbe (Typhoons FC) being rewarded with the youngest player’s award by the FUFA Competition Director, Ali Mwebe.
LFC scored through Lebanese Mohammed Badereddine (brace), Francis Abiriga and Frank Akera.
The last game on the night was the most thrilling, action packed that kept fans on their toes.
Sauna, who started the game as champions were whipped 3-10 by a merciless Typhoons side.
League top scorer, Bashir Matovu scored a hat-trick on the night to finish with 19 goals overall.
Also Samuel Kato had three goals before Lukyamuzi Oyrioch, Masudi Kafumbe and Abdallah Mawiya had the other goals for Typhoons.
Lanky and dread-locked Steven Bikamata Steven (2) and Solomon Musisi had the consolation strikes for Sauna.
FUFA Executive committee member, Samuel Mpiima, also the chairperson of Futsal and beach soccer committee attended the closing closing.
He was joined by the FUFA Technical Director, Asuman Lubowa, Ali Mwebe (Competitions), Ahmed Hussein (Communications), Hamza Jjunju (Futsal Uganda Association CEO), Bashir Mutyaba (Futsal Competitions department).
“This has been the start and the performance is amazing. Soon we shall start the Futsal main stream futsal league,” Mpiima stated.
Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hamuza Jjunju predicts great moments of this version of football ahead of future engagements.
“The future of futsal in Uganda is definitely bright with bright and colourful opportunities ahead. We managed to hold a successful mini-league competition. We call for continued support from FUFA and the full backing. I thank all the players and participating companies as well as the media,” the FAU chief Executive Officer said.
The Futsal league is expected to kick-off in September 2016.
1. MVP- Hassan Kasozi (Sauna)
2. Best goal keeper-Michael Ola (Accumulators United)
3. Top Scorer-Matovu Bashir (19 goals) –Typhoons
4. Fair Play team–FC Patriots
5. Youngest player– Masudi Kafumbe (Typhoons FC)
6. Fustal Mini League revelation– Felix Muhabuzi (LFC)
7. .Fustal Mini Legaue team of the year: