Nkumba 0 MUBS 1
Makerere-Kyambogo (Kyambogo boycotts)
Makerere University Business School (MUBS) are top of the Nile Special Super 6 Inter university football league log. This follows a crucial 1-0 away victory over Nkumba University in a thrilling game played at the Nkumba Sports Arena on Wednesday.
Shaban Juma Omara’s first minute strike condemned the high flying hosts Nkumba to their first and only loss of the season. Ironically, MUBS arose above the rest of the five other universities for the very first time on 20 points.
MUBS looked the better side right from kick-off with energetic runs down the right wing manned by the league top scorer, Henry Wanyama, who beat Nkumba’s Moses Etengu for pace to deliver a telling cross that central defender, Ndahagiire Angel failed to tame, only to find, Shaban Juma in the right place at the right time.
Nkumba desperately looked for a breakthrough strike but in vain as MUBS’ goal custodian Fred Ovoya had a busy evening at office until Referee, Ali Bakisula blowed for full time to spark MUBS’ players and officials into wild chants and celebrations as Nkumba players and fans agonizingly looked on.
“Our first loss to Nkumba was a wake up call, we reorganized ourselves and today, we deserve to be victors”, remarked MUBS’ captain, Okello Maxwell, shortly after the game. Nkumba’s talismanic skipper Yasser Mugerwa could not comment to the Kawowo Scribe as he was in tears.
In the other scheduled game at Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Kyambogo University failed to turn up for their fixture against Makerere University. This follows the organizing committee’s decision to reschedule the first aborted game, something, Kyambogo was against. Efforts to talk to the Kyambogo Sports Tutor, Daudi Sanna were futile as he could not pick up his cell phone.
The league organizers will officially communicate about the fate as all the teams (apart from Kyambogo and Makerere) have all completed their games.
MUBS now lead the proceedings on 20, Nkumba remains glued on 19, Makerere 17, Kyambogo 14, KIU 8 AND Uganda Martyrs’ Nkozi with no point.