Just one game remains and just one goal separates the three contenders for this season’s Azam Uganda Premier League golden boot award. Robert Ssentongo is looking to win it for the forth time and second season in a row, while Erisa Ssekisambu will be hoping to be the first at Vipers.
But who will come out on top?
Since bursting onto the scene almost a decade ago, Ssentongo hasn’t stopped scoring. The Uganda Revenue Authority FC forward with sixteen goals to his name has led this year’s Golden Boot race since December following then topscorer Ceaser Okhuti’s drought after his switch from Express to KCCA. Ssentongo has in the second round missed several games due to disciplinary issues. He will have a chance to clinch the boo when the taxmen play relegated SC Victoria University who have conceded the most goals. SCVU will be fortunate to survive a massacre at Lugazi. The focus will be on Ssentongo who will be eager to create space between him and Ssekisambu who closely follows him on the goal scoring charts.
Vipers’ Ssekisambu had been in the mix for the majority of the season but has failed to add to his tally of 15 since April, firing blanks in his last four league appearances before he add one more goal against URA on Tuesday during their 1-1 draw. That drought will have to be forgiven by Buikwe fans considering he has been the only outstanding player after the departure of then skipper Faruku Miya who joined Belgian side Standard League at the t beginning of the second round.
Vipers who sit second on the log with 52 points are likely to maintain same slot even if the draw against The Saints who they beat 3-0 on opening day. Moses Basena’s side is already safe from relegation but will seek to end season a high.
Elsewhere, Maroons though already relegated will be eager to go down with pride and are targeting a win against SC Villa who need to win the game to make it four out of four as the season concludes.
After 20 years in the top division, Simba will also love to sign off with victory as they play JMC Hippos at Kakindu. The army side went down despite winning 2-0 against The Saints on Tuesday thanks to Lweza’s 2-1 win over SC Victoria University but against JMC, one of the sides to let in the fewest goals, it will be a big task.
In Kavumba, Wasswa Bbosa’s Express go into their final game against Police with their target of finishing in the top fouralready achieved.
Lweza play at home in Wankulukuku to Jinja side Bul, a side formerly coached by their current Coach Joseph Mutyaba.
After sealing their 11th league title on Tuesday, KCCA target to be crowned in winning fashion with a home tie against Sadolin Paints at Nakivubo.
The Kasasiro go into the game as favourites being at home and under no pressure but must treat the visitors with care as they want to spoil the party.
Last season, Sadolin Paints won this fixture 2-1 at Lugogo to hamper the hosts’ title charge then but KCCA beat them 3-0 on day one.
Friday May 27, 2016 Fixtures [Kicked Off at 4.00pm]
KCCA Vs Sadolin Paints – Nakivubo Live on TV
The Saints Vs Vipers – Namboole
Police Vs Express – Kavumba
Lweza Vs Bul – Wankulukuku
JMC Hippos Vs Simba – Kakindu
URA Vs SC VU – Lugazi
Maroons Vs SC Villa – Lugazi
Bright Stars Vs Soana – Mwerwere