KU floors Nkozi for maiden league win
Posted Wednesday, March 26 2014 at 02:00
Soccer. Kyambogo, who picked a point from Nkumba last week, are relishing their chance and will be banking on home turf advantage.
A goal from captain Allan Anguyo midway through the second half gave Kampala University (KU) their first win in this season’s Nile Special University Football League as they defeated Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Nkozi 1-0 at Villa Park yesterday.
Anguyo nodded home from Richard Ayeko’s free kick in the 64th minute to move the Ggaba-based university top of Group A with four points. The current league champions, who had a shaky start to the season with a goalless draw away at Makerere last week, are however still struggling to find their fiery form.
“Nkozi has improved from last season,” acknowledged Anguyo.
“Our team isn’t training together and may be that’s why we are struggling. Most of the players are from different branches of the university and it’s hard to really coordinate well on the pitch.” UMU Nkozi, who haven’t registered a win since the inauguration of the league in 2012, looked the better side on the day and they will have their captain and striker Moses Ojok to blame for missing several gilt edged chances.
Meanwhile, Ndejje has been hit hard by Rule 22 (e) of the league barring all Super and Big League players from participating in this year’s edition that runs March to November.
Ndejje will be without several players as they visit Kyambogo today.
“Unfortunately we shall miss Yunus Luwaga, Andrew Katende, Samuel Matovu, Dennis Lony and Johnson Nsubuga, who play in our Big League team,” said Raymond Komakech, the Ndejje coach. “It’s going to be a tough game but the boys are prepared. They have been training together with the Big League team and I am sure they have picked up a thing or two.”