Makerere university football team and Nkumba University play to a one all draw in the Nile special university football league match played at Luzira.
Joshua Lubwama scored for Makerere from the spot but Nkumba’s Faisal Muwama leveled matters eight minutes later.
In group A Makerere university still tops the table and Nkumba University still in the second position. The last time the two teams met Nkumba knocked out Makerere from the league last season. Makerere University now advances for the knock out stages. Nkumba though failed to convert a penalty which could have seen them win the match.
Meanwhile, Group B leaders Makerere University Business School (MUBS) was taking on Uganda Christian University (UCU) at MUBS grounds.
The match was an encounter of the two football giants in the UFL. The third edition winners UCU won the match thanks to a goal from Jerome Luzinda in the 20 minute of the game. The win pushed UCU at the top of the group with 10 points adding three points from seven they had before this clash.
UCU coach Jackson Nyima was very happy with the win. To him they wanted a draw to secure a place in the knock out stages but the win was an added advantage to them. “We did not expect to win but what can I say, we are now on top of the group. This is a great advantage to us,” says Nyima.
In the second half, MUBS dominated the match however, they failed to pull an equalizer which could make them remain on top of the group. The team squandered chance after chance they got in the second half. Team Coach Charles Ayieko, who also coaches Rwenshama FC, was not happy with the performance blaming his strikers for laxity and lack of accuracy in the box. “I am not happy with the performance today; my strikers were not that sharp to convert the many chances that we had. In spite of that I have to give credit to UCU goalkeeper Jeremy who had an excellent performance,” explained Ayieko.
The match was stopped for almost 15 minutes when the MUBS fans started chaos which forced the referee to seek police intervention to protect UCU players from the fans.
The win now means that UCU have a sigh of relief not to face a tough team in Group A. However, there is a possibility for it to face either Makerere University or Kyambogo University. This will nevertheless depend on the result between Kyambogo University and Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.
The draw has left the group open with Makerere praying for a draw in on Friday’s match between Kyambogo and Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi so as to be group leaders with 11 points.