Friday September 8 2017

Smack League takes shape


KAMPALA. The Smack League, a soccer tournament played by old boys of St Mary’s College Kisubi, is two rounds old but the boys are already being separated from men with Outcasts and Windows the only sides boosting a flawless record.
While the pair is blossoming at the summit, the trio of Block Owners, Kiara and Cyclones is struggling at the wrong end of the 16-team table with no points to show.
Mafiaz 11 might be favourites but a quick glance at the table tells a different story as they sit seventh on three points with a win and loss apiece.
Perhaps their 6-2 drubbing of last term’s runners up Vendors 99 on Match Day two reminded the rest of the pack of the harm they are capable of as a brace from captain Bakimyuse Edgar and a goal apiece from Allan Guwatudde, Louis Byaruhanga, Cyprian Busungu and Ssenyange George did the magic. New comers MamaTeo 97’ and Bushmen 01’ who played out a 2-all draw are still finding the waters unfriendly as they lurk in 12th and 13th place respectively.
The league vice president, Edwin Rwemigabo who also captains the Elites thinks its early days and that the table will change a lot as the league wears on.
“The table will not stay like that for long because many sides are still finding their form. There is still a lot to unfold,” he told Daily Monitor.
Away from the pitch, the alumni showered solidarity as they fundraised Shs2.8m for one of their own in need of two kidney transplants.
“The lad needs Shs 7m for the operation to go and his mates are determined to fight with him all the way,” Rwemigabo said.
The league takes a two-week rest before it returns on September 17 at Bat Valley Primary School.