Thursday 9th February
Busoga United 0-1 Maroons FC
Wakiso Giants 0-1 KCCA FC
Maroons FC picked a narrow 1-0 win over Busoga United in their first game of the Second round held at the FUFA technical Centre in Njeru.
Substitute Darius Ojok’s second half strike was enough as the Luzira based club picked maximum points away from home.
The win, 4th for Maroons this season helped them complete a league double over Busoga United. They moved to 18 points in the 9th position after 15 games.
For Busoga, it was a poor day for them as they failed to live to their best at home.
The first opening 45 minutes saw a limited chances from both sides as they failed to create clear cut chances.
But after the break, it was the Visitors that showed early intent to score first on the day.
They created chances with their danger man Fred Amaku and new signing Brian Kayanja all coming closer.
And finally in the 72nd minute, off the bench, Ojok broke the deadlock to send the visiting team into wild celebrations.
His goal, the first in his Uganda premier League career was just enough to hand Maroons all the three needed points on the day.
Victory ensured that Maroons kick starter the second round in style. They are now in the 9th position with 18 points so far.
For Busoga United, their woes continued as they suffered their 11 th loss of the season. They remain second from the bottom with just nine points and must double their efforts if they are to save their season.
Busoga United- Micheal Lutaaya GK, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Kintu, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Laban Tibita, Peter Onzima, Thomas Ochungu, Moses Logono, Frederick Ngalo, Isaac Doka Mweru, Bashamu Mugwa
Maroons FC – Simon Tamale GK, Opio Belmos, Felix Okot, Fred Amaku, Ronald Orombi, Abraham Tusubira, Patrick Bayiga, Abel Etrude, Brian Kayanja, Frederick Kigozi, Sula Mpanga