Tuesday, April 26
*MUBS 1-0 Nkumba University
Wednesday, April 27
*Makerere Vs Mbarara – 3pm
Talisman Stuart Magumba scored the only goal in the first half as MUBS held on to overcome long term rivals Nkumba University in the University Football League game played at Nakawa.
Magumba has now scored two goals in the opening two matches, he also netted on his debut against University of Kisubi.
MUBS have won their opening two games of the season, the first coming in a 2-0 away triumph over University of Kisubi (UniK).
Nkumba succumbs to their first defeat of the campaign after a 2-0 home victory over Muni University in their opener.
Speaking after the match, MUBS Head Coach Charles Ayiekoh was very grateful to his players for putting up a great fight to see that they walk away with the maximum points.
“It has been a very good game as expected, it was going to be hard, I think this is the first win at home against Nkumba,” Stated Ayiekoh
“I am very happy my boys fought tooth and nail to get these points because we knew we must win this game before counting ourselves on top of the group because if you don’t lead the group again you have to wait for calculations.
“What we need to do is to top this group and am very happy with the display of these boys although we squandered a lot of chances because we created a lot of chances, I think our scoring department need again to sharpen but it’s good am going to use these three weeks to see that I squeeze them and get something out of them.
“Even am happy with the defence, the way they rotate and the way they add on when it comes to fullbacks and it is on record that we have not conceded a goal I think it’s good on our side to win the second game.”
The hosts wanted a perfect start to the game after Kasinge looked to find Magumba but Goalkeeper Lubega was alert.
Biko had a sight at goal for the visitors but his curler outside the box went wide.
Kasinge found Odongo but his effort went wide before Ssebagala interplay with Kasinge saw the latter curler go wide.
In the 27th minute, Stuart Magumba gave the hosts a deserved lead.
Despite creating a lot of chances, MUBS couldn’t bury their chances with Kasinge and Ssebagala coming close.
Nkumba Goalkeeper Lubega was the busiest of the two shotstoppers and making saves to keep his side in the game.
Nkumba are top of Group B with six points after two matches while Nkumba are second with three points.
After his goal, Magumba Stuart says his eyeing the golden boot and hope to score in every match.
“Am very grateful for today and the Match we have had atleast there’s some improvements”.
“Am very grateful for my fellow players and coach because we have been able to implement what we talked-about, it has not been easy because our opponents tried to push us onto the wall but we managed to defend very well after scoring, we managed to compose ourselves and ensure that we kept that win am very grateful for that”.
“Of course as a striker it gives me more confidence because my target being my first season in the UFL am vying for the top scorer boot that’s why am trying to push so high that every match I have to net as a striker I must report in each and every game”.
MUBS XI: Ottengi Andrew (GK), Marktum Yusuf, Ssebagala Peter, Wegote James, Odongo Arnold, Abima Herbert, Ssegendo Sharif, Witaikire Raymond, Magumba Stuart, Munir Said, Kasinga Moses.
SUBS: Tumusiime Robert, Mayanja Davis, Sseguya Azedi, Otuke Derrick, Ida Dan, Segaabwe Nasser, Yokole Talib.
Nkumba XI: Lubega Jerome (GK), Abel Mugomba, Joshua Ndihabwe, Davis Isooba, Micheal Kimera, Isaac Musuga, Kuku Rashid, Kenedy Ssewankambo, Erick Uyirwoth, Biko Bage, Felix Abby Fox.
SUBS: Sam Okirines, Madinge Mabor John, Gesho Rogers, Yasin Mukwana, Amure William Anthony, Baliawo Ishaque.