Former champions Makerere University Business School (Mubs) host Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Must) looking to revive their season with a win in the Pepsi University Football League.
The Nakawa-based side that has reached the finals of this competition thrice in the last four years winning twice have had a poor start this season with coach Charles Ayiekoh blaming the players’ attitude for the poor performance. “The player’s attitude this season has been very poor so far because they think are a big team and can just win games without giving 100% which is not the case,” Ayiekoh said.
“Yesterday’s so called mediocre teams are today’s giants and they are doing well. A good example is Uganda Martyrs but you also have St. Lawrence, YMCA and Bugema. Past glory does not count for much on the pitch when you are playing, you have to work hard to win the game,” Ayiekoh added.
His team has collected one point from the opening two games and Ayieko is targeting maximum points to boost his side’s chances of reaching the knockout stage.
Must coach Saddam Nasir is meanwhile confident there is still a lot to play for if his side can get a point from the game away against Mubs in what will be the final game of the first round for both sides.
“Our target this season is to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition and we still have hope,” Nasir said of his team that similarly boasts one point.
“It will be a hard test playing away against last year’s finalists but if we can come away with a point then we shall have opened the group,” Nasir added.
Result from yesterday
Kumi 1-2 UCU Fixture today
Mubs vs. Must