Lubwama and brace leads MUK to wallop Nkozi

KAMPALA. Makerere University (MUK) made it two wins on the trot in what turned into a comfortable 3-2 win over Uganda Martyr’s University (UMU) Nkozi on Wednesday.
The former champions drew first blood in the 22nd minute when a beautiful flick from Dan Kasoma met Joshua Lubwama unmarked who slotted the ball past Nkozi goalkeeper Mugagga Kyagaba.
Nkozi equalised through Alex Katumba who headed home Ivan Ssemwanga’s cross in the 39th minute to level matters in a hostile environment of Makerere fans.

Just after the breather, MUK kept pressuring Nkozi’s defence and it paid off when they were awarded a penalty in the 66th minute. Kasoma was fouled in the box by Julius Sserugo before Lubwama stepped up to covert it into the net.
Nkozi couldn’t relieve pressure from MUK and in the 78th minute Salim Munubi’s beautiful cross from the left beat UMU defence for Julius Mugema to hit home.
After the third goal, MUK looked relaxed hence costing them a second goal from their own player Seth Omoding in the 85th minute.
Today, Kampala International University (KIU) travel to Luweero to take on a resurgent Ndejje side.

KIU will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing defeat at the hands of Uganda Christian University (UCU) last week.
And according to KIU coach, Edward Kaziba, his team did not play well against UCU and need to step up their performance.
“Our performance against UCU was wanting. We lacked intensity and tempo and yet we needed to be firing from all cylinders as there are tougher games ahead,” Kaziba said.

KIU’s top marksman Farouk Banga will be returning having been unable to play last week and Kaziba expects that his inclusion will improve the sides attacking prowess.
Ndejje University however are optimistic of the three points at home according to their coach Joseph Muluya
“It’s going to be a massive game for us. We showed from the first game against Gulu that we are capable of taking the game to any team. I think we played well (against Gulu) and even deserved to win and going into this game against KIU I expect all three points especially since we shall be at home,” explained Muluya.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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