Makerere search for maiden second round win
Posted Saturday, October 5 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- Defending champions Makerere University will be looking for their first second round win in this season’s University Football League (UFL) when they face Kampala University at Makerere Sports Ground this evening.
Makerere go into this encounter on the back of stalemates against Mbarara University of Science and Technology (2-2) and Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi (1-1). Second-placed and title contenders, KU, approach this game buoyed by the fact that they thrashed Makerere 3-0 in the first round.
But Makerere coach Fred Ndawula believes it is now payback time.
“I don’t know how they beat me last time despite us playing better football, but this time we are going for a win,” stated Ndawula.
KU coach Vincent Tumusiime is unmoved: “We are determined to win the game with many goals despite them being defending champions,” he said.
“We have done intensive training knowing that every match is a final as we come closer to the challenging fixtures.”Meanwhile, on Thursday, a much improved Ndejje University dispatched Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi with a 2-1 home win to leapfrog KIU and Makerere University and go fourth on the log with 13 points.
Ndejje’s Sam Matovu and Yunus Luwagga netted in the 42rd and 55th minutes respectively before Nkozi’s captain Moses Okot pulled a consolation from 12 yards in the 78minute.
KIU 1-3 Nkumba
Ndejje 2-1 UMU Nkozi
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Makerere vs. Kampala University