Big League: Maroons Recover To Down Ndejje

Thursday, February 17
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Visitors Maroons FC came from a goal down to beat Ndejje University FC 3-1 in a FUFA Big league encounter played at Arena of Visions.

Norman Odipio canceled George Akena’s early header before Fred Amaku put the visitors upfront with his 9th goal of the season.

And William Kiibi sealed the victory for the visitors with a 90+ minute finish, to keep the Prison Warders’ perfect start in the second round.

Big League table

Maroons have now won three from as many games in the second round, but remain second after Blacks Power also won their home tie against Calvary.

Ndejje University remain winless in the second round so far, since their last 3-1 win against against Kitara in their last match of first round.

In the first attempt of the play in the 4th minute of the game, defender Akena headed in Solomon Okodi’s free kick to give the hosts the lead.

Despite taking the early lead, the host seemed the side on the receiving end as the visitors pilled more pressure, dictating play with a flurry of attacks.

Action at Arena of Visions

In 10th minute, Martin Owalamu almost scored in his own net when he failed to deal with Fred Amaku’s shot, but goalkeeper Brandy Wakorach came to the rescue.

Few moments later, Wakorach was again called into action when he parried away Musa Ssali’s long range attempt before Abraham Tusubira’s rebound was kicked out of danger by Peter Ouma to keep his side in the lead.

In 31st minute, the visitors again came close to scoring but again Wakorach was the man of the moment when he again denied Amaku who had made a beautiful turn.

In added time of first stanza, Wokorach ran out of his luck when he was beaten by Odipio who was set by Amaku to draw the game level.

Shortly after the restart, Tusubira laid in a well calculated ball which beat Ndejje’s defense to meet unmarked Amaku, who tapped-in home, to give the visitors the lead.

In the 74th minute, Ndejje could have found the equalizer but Josephat Ayebale’s free header off Hamim Semakula’a close freekick went few inches wide.

Just before the final whistle, danger man Solomon Walusimbi who was quiet in the entire game, displayed good footwork at the byline before picking substitute Kiibi who scored in the third in an empty net to seal it off for the visitors.

Ndejje remains 7th on the log with 16 points and they visit Black Powers in their next fixture on Sunday.

Maroons sits tight in second with 25 points, just two points behind leader Black Powers and they will play Kataka in their next fixture on Sunday.

Team Lineups:

Ndejje University – Brandy Wokorach, George Akena, Martin Owalamu, Hamim Semakula, Solomon Akodi, Josephat Ayebare, Fredrick Mayindi, Peter Ouma, Nicholas Luzige, Brian Ssali, Abdulkarim Kasule.

Subs – Fredrick Nyekorach, Lawrence Lubanga, Reagan Mbade, Ivan Wafula, Junior Ainamani, Simon Bazibu, Vincent Abibaga.

Maroons – Akol Emmanuel (Gk) Ceasor olega, Godwin Kitagenda, Maxwell Okello, Belmos Opio, Felix Okot, Norman Odipio, Musa Ssali, Solomon Walusimbi, Fred Amaku, Tusubira Abraham.

Subs – Amir Nalugoba, Innocent Biyika, Silvester Okello, Hillary Adima, Darius Ojok, William Kiibi, Junior Amanya.


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