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MS Sand Lions, Buganda Royal to battle for final playoffs spot as FUFA Beach Soccer League regular season ends on Sunday

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The 2023/24 FUFA Beach Soccer League’s regular season will climax on Sunday June 9th at FUFA Technical Centre Njeru with 10 games on card, according to the competitions committee.

This season the league has seen a success compered to previous ones, it kicked in November last year with 10 teams and have all been participating and completing the season unlike last season where three teams the kicked off the league were suspended due to failure to honour their mandated three fixtures expected the caused league to remain with only 8 clubs where St. Lawrence University emerged champions for the third consecutive time.

Makindye Ssabagabo Sand Lions occupy the fourth position as per the table standing updated on Thursday June 6th morning and its the last slot in playoff but will have to avoid any loss on Sunday to go through having left with two games to handle, one against rivals, Buganda Royal and against bottomed side, Grace Church that will be played at 11am. 

While Buganda Royal Institute need to seek favours from others to beat MS Sand Lions before they fight to win the game against them later in the evening after playing against Wolves at 10am.

The Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality based side will depend on the services of their leading goal scorer, Kavuma Abbey who so far netted 28 goals, experience of play maker Joloba Yusuf and the goal keepers, Wamusi Steven and Luwemba Saad’s experience that enabled the Club to lead the team clean sheet chat with 3 clean sheets so far. The last encounter between the two sides ended in a 1 all draw.

MS Sand Lions’ leading goal scorer, Kavuma Abbey after was selected man of the match against Wolves and Kiringente(Photo/Courtesy)

This will be the second time in a row when the two sides battle for the same slot, last year, Sand Lions made it to their maiden playoff where they were defeated by SLAU and lost to Mutoola in the third place classification game while Buganda Royal was once league runners up.

Meanwhile, the top-table battle between Kampala City and St. Lawrence will take the centre stage at exactly 5pm and will remain vibrant if both sides will win their first fixtures, against Wolves and Mutoola respectively.

St. Lawrence currently leads the table standings with (44) points, followed by Kampala City (42) points and Mutoola in third with (34).

“Attached are the fixtures that mark the end of the regular season and the current table standings,” UBSA communicated on Thursday morning in the statement that confirmed three teams, St. Lawrence University, Kampala City and Mutoola had booked their slot in this year’s playoffs.

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