KAMPALA. UCU remained on course to progress past the group stage of the Pepsi University Football League (UFL) for a six year running following a 4-0 thrashing of International University of East Africa (IUEA) yesterday in Mukono.
The result allowed the Mukono-based University to hit the summit as Group D reached the half way stage of this year’s competition. They lead former champions Mubs on goal difference with both teams on five points after three games. UCU coach Jimmy Mwera had described the game as crucial in their bid to reach the knockout stage and his side responded positively in that regard as Kaye Kizito gave them a 37th minute lead.
He then completed his brace midway through the second half with that goal sandwiched between another brace from Brian Ade.
The result meanwhile left debutants IUEA coached by Dorian Ntambi, bottom of the four-team group with one point.
Kampala University are third having drawn all three games thus far including Wednesday’s goalless draw against Mubs. Today, Kampala International University (KIU) will be searching for their first win when they host Kumi at the Gogonya Ground in Nsambya.
“A draw would not be bad but a win is what we need,” Geoffrey Akabwai who harbours strong hopes of his side making the knockout round.
A win would see them climb to second on the log with four points and level with leaders Kyambogo.
Kumi coach Morris Ojede is meanwhile keen on his side being more clinical after wasting several goal scoring chances in a 1-0 loss to Kyambogo.
“I think we have a good chance. It was painful losing to Kyambogo after we played well but it is because we didn’t take our chances in front of the goal. This time round I hope the boys will score,” Ojede said.
UCU 4-0 IUEA
KIU vs Kumi