Friday April 25 2014

Makerere must win to progress


By Abdu Wasike


Makerere University (Mak) host Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) in a game they must win to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the Nile Special University Football League.
The former champions are yet to win a game this season and currently lie in fifth in Group A with two points.

With four teams making the knockout stages, Makerere can only progress if fourth-placed Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) lose to Mubs (second) in the day’s other encounter.

UMU currently have four points and can squeeze through with a draw since they have a better goal average than Makerere.
“It is unfortunate we have put ourselves in this complicated situation,” Makerere coach Deo Bamweyana said.

Bamweyana admitted his team is under pressure but urged fans to rally behind them until the very last minute. “Students simply need to support the boys so that they can win,” he said.

In the other game, Mubs defender Maxwell Okello has said his team will not take the UMU clash casually even though they have made the knockout phase.

Mubs are second on the table with nine points, having picked up three straight wins in their last three games. With a game in hand, Mubs can overhaul leaders UCU (10 points).