Tuesday 11th October
*MUBS (2) Vs Kyambogo (1) – MUBS Arena, Nakawa
The Pepsi University Football League returns as two time Champions MUBS host Kyambogo in the semi-finals return leg at MUBS arena in Nakawa.
MUBS came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory against Kyambogo and their first win against the Banda based side in their own backyard.
Coach Ali Zinda who takes over the charges at MUBS after head coach Charles Ayeiko departed the side having secured a lucrative deal at Simba Queens, has set all his sights on winning silverware but a huge huddle lies in front of him as he takes on Kyambogo.
“As you know our coach Charles Ayieko got a huge opportunity in Tanzania with Simba Queens so we shall be without him for this game but it will not stop us as we are going to manage without him and I believe we shall go all the way to the Final and lift the trophy,” said Zinda Ali.
It was a tougher game as Kyambogo dominated the proceedings but MUBS came out victorious and Zinda has his team set to stage a huge fight as they target positive results in order to progress to the semi finals.
“The first leg was not easy. The truth is we didn’t play well but fortunately we managed to win with only two very important away goals and our objective in the second leg is to make sure we win and progress to the semi-finals. The boys had not prepared well enough but over the last two weeks we have worked on our game and I can say we are very ready for Kyambogo on Tuesday,” added coach Zonda.
Kyambogo will be eager to push above their heights as they look forward to overturn a 2-1 loss and only a win of more than two goals can gaurantee them a place in the last four slots.
Kyambogo head coach Christopher Lobo has got a lot of belief in his side and he expects that they will overturn the result and progress to the semis if they stick to their game plan they used in the first leg despite losing concentration in the last minutes.
“I think we played really well in the first leg. We controlled the game for most of the 90 minutes but we lost concentration in the last few minutes and MUBS were able to capitalize on that and they punished us,” said Christopher Lobo.
“But it’s not over yet. As I said we played better. And if we play the same way we did in the first leg and I know we can win. The records don’t favour us in this fixture but records are meant to be broken and though it will be tough I know we can do it at Nakawa,” Lobo added.
The winner on an aggregated score will join Uganda Martyrs, UCU and St Lawrence in the semi-finals.