The Gateway Entebbe Junior League(EJL) has taken a midterm break after Match-day 6 and the transfer market is officially open and all clubs will be looking to bolster their squads in different areas and as well prevent players from suffering fatigue after participating in an 11 game first round.
Streamline Soccer Academy are still leading the pack after registering 10 wins and losing only once in the first round, In second place lies St. Padre Pio who are yet to lose a game this term, in third place lies Taggy High School who have improved drastically after losing their openning games.
Panthers Soccer Academy lie 4th on the table, followed by Bulega Soccer Academy in 5th and Entebbe City are 6th, Waggagai Warriors are 7th and VT Soccer Academy are in the 8th position.
Mutungo Soccer Academy were able to escape the bottom half after securing wins against Waggagai Warriors and Bulega Soccer Academy on Match-day 6 sending them to 9th place, Young Santos find themselves in 10th place, while PRO Soccer Academy are 11th on the log and Sports Academy Bulega are 12th.
A total of 239 goals have been scored in the first stanza of the season, league leaders Streamline have found the net for 58 times so far this term.
Streamline’s Shafic Ssemakula is leading the pursuit for the golden boot with 15 goals to his name, followed by his teammate Reagan Ssekisambu who has been on target 14 times already this season.
According to EJL chairperson, Ramathan Kasirye, clubs are free during this recess period that will run until the 12th of November to negotiate with other clubs within the league or outside the outfit to bring players into their fold.
Kasirye also indicated that all teams will be permitted to bring in more 3 players to their current squad of 15. “Since the nature of the game is 9-a-side, having more 9 players to choose from will be a bonus for all teams, we shall also be able to arrest fatigue and possible injuries, in turn we shall be able to give chance to more talented youngsters,” he added
” The incoming and outgoing players will be licensed and registered with the EJL board as they come, and clubs are free to promote players from their system, for example players from the U13 can be eligible for the U15 team.” Kasirye noted