In Uganda and on the African landmass, it is very so often hard to pick or earn victories away from home, something that could have been cutting through the travelling Bunamwaya squad yesterday.
Martin Muwanga’s loop over Maroons’ Emmanuel Akol after 59 minutes of play in yesterday’s Bell Uganda cup first leg at Luzira grounds could have given Bunamwaya, 2010 Bell Super league winners a
gigantic step to this year’s final at the Gulu Pece stadium.
The task could have already been finished with the return at Bunamwaya home in Buikwe on Saturday where few sides have been elated after the full time whistle. In general, Maroons FC executed their passes well, possessed the ball more than the visitors but needed to polish upfront whenever they made it closer to custodian, Hamza Muwonge.
Without Edward Golola on the touchline, who is away in Tororo for the COPA Coca-Cola tourney, Richard Wasswa stood in and picked a spirited result that could earn Bunamwaya their first trophy since 2010. But Maroons’ coach Asaph Mwebaze did not appreciate Gerald Dunga’s match officiating yesterday and thinks more dubious judgments will still go against them in Buikwe come that day.
“We should have had a penalty and I think Brian Akena’s first half header should have earned us the advantage” Mwebaze said after the game. They will travel to Buikwe with goal poachers George Abege Opio, Peter Otai and will need to win by a one goal margin. Failure to pick decent results will mean their trophy hopes will have been buried with just a step to the final round of the knock-out tournament.