Kampala University one win from title
Posted Thursday, October 17 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- Kampala University’s (KU) attempt to secure their first University Football League title will be put to test today when they host rivals Mubs in a mouthwatering tie at Villa Park.
KU come into the game in outstanding form after a run of four wins in as many matches. Together with Nkumba, they are the only unbeaten sides in the league.
Table leaders KU will be high on confidence having defeated Ndejje University 1-0 last week to keep their four-point lead at the summit.
Vincent Tumusiime, the KU coach, expressed optimism that his side would keep their unbeaten record.
“We shall play our game like we have always done but our main focus will be on the maximum points and maintaining our unbeaten record,” said Tumusiime.
Mubs, who are third on 23 points, will be seeking to bounce back from a goalless draw against Nkumba last week.
Mubs are much changed from last year. However, they’re still more chrysalis than butterfly at the moment. The arrivals of goalkeeper Ramathan Masaba and defender Amuza Delu have yielded enviable solidity in defence and the goalkeeping department, but at the expense of a threat going forward.
Mubs coach Charles Ayiekoh knows his side will be playing in front of an unfriendly crowd but is unfazed. Ayiekoh is plotting an upset to keep KU waiting.
“It won’t be an easy encounter but considering our form this year, I think we are capable but the ball is in Kampala University’s hands to lose now.”
A stalemate will mean that league debutants KU need just to win their next fixture against Nkumba to be declared the 2013 champions.
Recent history in this fixture suggests goals as the first leg ended in a two all draw in April at Mubs grounds Nakawa.
Today at 4pm
Kampala University vs. MUBS (Villa Park)
UMU Nkozi vs. Nkumba (Nkozi)
KIU vs. MUST (St Peters)
University Football Log
P W D L F A GD Ps
KU 11 9 2 0 17 5 +12 29
Nkumba 11 7 4 0 29 7 +22 25
MUBS 11 7 2 2 26 9 +17 23
KIU 11 4 1 6 17 17 0 13
MAK 11 3 4 4 12 15 -3 13
Ndejje 11 4 1 6 10 14 -4 13
MUST 11 1 2 8 14 28 -14 5
UMU 11 0 2 9 9 39 -30 2