Monday March 31 2014

Mak coach cautious ahead of UCU tie

Mubs’ Martin Bugembe beats Makerere’s Ivan

Mubs’ Martin Bugembe beats Makerere’s Ivan Alioni to the ball when two sides clashed last Friday at Nakawa. PHOTO BY EDDIE .CHICCO 

By Abdu Wasike

Makerere University’s (Mak) chances of successfully progressing to the next round of the Nile Special University Football League will be given a stiff early examination when they take on newcomers Uganda Christian University (UCU) at Makerere Grounds today.

Mak, who haven’t registered any win in the league, lost to rivals Makerere University Business School (Mubs) 1-0 on Friday while UCU, currently at the top of Group A, have collected six points from their two matches against Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Must).

However, Mak’s coach Deogratious Bamweyana is optimistic that his team’s attacking football paired with determination will be the two main factors that will see his side pip UCU.

The former champions will need to get a point against UCU to be certain of progressing to the knockout stages of the league from Group A.
UCU coach Jackson Nyiima insists that his side will be vigilant when they take on Makerere. “We come as the underdogs whereas Makerere have a lot of experience.

“We shall approach them with respect,” Nyiima said.
“I watched their game against Mubs on Friday, and saw a few weaknesses that we can capitalise on and possibly get a result.”