In the end, the outcome left a smile on the Nile Special University Football League organisers.The match between Mubs and Makerere University ended without incident, the former taking maximum points thanks to a brave Davis Ninsima header on 57 minutes. The lightweight taunts between the rival sets of ultras amounted to a little more than nothing and Friday evening concluded with an unpolluted atmosphere at Mubs ground in stark contrast to the teargas drama in this fixture last season.
For most of the afternoon, the heavyweight punches were landed by Mubs before a capacity crowd.In moments, Makerere weaved neat patterns that pleased purists.
Oscar Bitum beautifully orchestrated proceedings from the centre of the park to draw acclaim from the watching David Obua, whose admiration was in part down to the shirt 13 jersey he made famous. The ex-Cranes international similarly stole the limelight when his presence was announced on the public address system prompting a section of the home team’s aficionados to move in his direction and serenade him with chants of ‘OB OB OB’. Mubs though were the unmovable force. They hit the woodwork thrice and carved more palpable chances without necessarily bossing the game territorially. When the goal came, it was however owed to a terrible error of judgement from Makerere goalkeeper Daniel Akuba.
He committed himself on a delivery and was beaten by the springing power of Ninsima, who leapt like a basketballer and connected home with a brave header.Makerere had a chance to draw level Tonny Kiguli was presented with a point-blank opportunity after Mubs failed to clear their lines somehow Mubs keeper Fred Ovoya miraculously keept it out.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor