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Battle of Marksmen

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd May 2005 03:00 AM

IT is a straight battle between the two deadliest marksmen at the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship when the semi-finals start today.

IT is a straight battle between the two deadliest marksmen at the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship when the semi-finals start today.

By Douglas Mazune
in Mwanza, Tanzania

Semi-finals
Today
Villa v Mtibwa 4.00pm
Tomorrow
APR v Rayon 4.00pm

IT is a straight battle between the two deadliest marksmen at the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship when the semi-finals start today.

Villa striker Bernard Mwalala and Mtibwa Sugar’s Abubakar Mkwanga will not only be battling to secure the top scorer’s award, but also shoot their sides into the final at CCM Kirumba stadium. Mwalala is however stressing team work ahead of the encounter.

“I know it won’t be easy but my target is two goals. Villa’s winning is more important than my being top scorer so I will also work hard to set up others to score,” said Mwalala.

Mwalala has grabbed four goals in four games while Mkwanga has snatched five.

The Tanzanian international talked tough. “Lazima nifunge awo (I must score against them),” Mkwanga said.

Coach Sam Timbe will maintain the starting line-up that he fielded in the first two games of the tournament.
“Mtibwa is a dangerous team. We will fight hard for victory,” Timbe said.

Defenders Samad Mutumba, Godfrey Kateregga and Simeon Masaba have recovered from injuries and impressed at yesterday's training session.

Mwalala who was unwell on Sunday night has also recovered.

The CECAFA club champion will win $30,000 (sh54m), the runners up $20000 (sh36m) and third team settles for $10000 (sh18m).

Meanwhile, Tanzania champions Simba SC reacted to their ejection from the tournament by sacking six players including two Ugandans.
Alex Ndugga and Abbas Kyewalabye were sacked on Sunday.

Leading scorers
5 Abu Mkwanga (Mtibwa)
4 Bernard Mwalala (Villa)
3 Haruna Mawa (Rayon)
3 Titus Mulama (APR)
3 Mike Baraza (Ulinzi)

* Meanwhile SC Villa has been selected to compete in the 2005 Tusker Challenge Cup in Mwanza next month against Simba, Yanga Africans F.C, Morogoro, Mtibwa and Ulinzi.

* Express and Victor drew 0-0 and will replay the Labour Day Cup on Saturday, adds Fred Kaweesi.

Battle of Marksmen

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