Season five of the St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) league will come to a climax this Sunday at the Legends sports grounds following months of competition.
With the league title yet to be sealed, both Zulus and block owners will aim to pick up crucial wins over the weekend.
Separated by a single point with eighteen games played, class of 2009, Zulus sit top of the log with 40 points while class of 2002 block owners are second with 39 as both sides target maximum points in their must-win fixtures.
SMACK League charman Hillary Bainomugisha says the league has grown over time,
“This has been th biggest season we have had so far, when we started season one were 12 teams and the previous season had 16 teams so the league has grown to 20 teams now. It has been a lot of football and there has also been entertainment which is something new.”
“On Sunday as we close the season, we are going out with a bang on all spheres; in terms of football this is the most competitive that we have ever had as the season is to be decided on the last day. Later in the day being the finale it will be a big party and we are going to do big charity as well.” Bainomugisha stated.
Bernard Mukasa, head coach of two-time winners says their game against block owners is a crunch tie, “In the Smack League finale on Sunday we are playing block owners who are second so while the Zulus fate lies in the Outkasts hands, the block owners fate also lies in our hands as we hope to give them a good game and deny them joy.”
Peter Nyeko of class of 2005, Outkasts explains what is at stake in their fixture, “As team outkasts we will be playing the Zulus over the weekend so their fate lies in our hands. If we beat them and block woners win then they will be champions so you can imagine what our role is and the tension we are getting over this.” Nyeko explained.
Season five of the SMACK League has been played over the last nine months with a round-robin format of play.