Maroons Coach Asaph Mwebaze joins his players in celebrations at Matugga Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS
  • Masavu 0-1 Maroons
[/media-credit] Maroons earned their second successive victory Credit: Courtesy

Second half substitute Solomon Walusimbi was the hero as Maroons registered a hard fought 1-0 victory against Masavu at the Fisheries Training Institute on Tuesday.

Walusimbi, who had replaced striker William Wadri on the 75thminute mark headed past goalkeeper Ali Kiggundu off a teasing delivery from another substitute Pius Obuya.

The Prisons side bagged maximum points, the second time in a row following a similar result over Bright Stars at Mwererwe.

The defining moment of the day had arrived against the run of play as the home side attacked endlessly.

Masavu forward Robert Sentongo had a headed attempt saved by goalkeeper Ashadu Bugembe on 78 minutes.

Before that, left back Ibrahim Magadah set up striker Ibrahim Mpengere but he blasted over the bar from 10 yards.

Maroons’ William Wadri, Pius Obuya and Patrick Gonahasa were a menace to the home team back line that had Sulaiman Ochero and Brian Nsubuga in central defence.

Nsubuga also missed a rare scoring opportunity when his goal bound shot kissed the cross bar before sailing out for a routine goal kick for the visitors.

Maroons, fresh from holding SC Villa at Luzira prisons stadium earn the crucial win to accumulate 9 points thus far.

The loss implies Masavu has not won any match at home this season after earlier defeats to Police (board room decision), Vipers and Kirinya Jinja S.S.

They also fell 1-0 away to Soana, before overcoming Proline by the same margin and lately drawing 2 against UPDF at Bombo.

Ashaph Mwebaze’s side is now 9th with 9 points, the same number of points as Mbarara City who drew goalless against Soana at Kavumba on Tuesday.

Masavu on the other hand remains glued at the rock bottom with 4 points, having suffered their 5th loss of the campaign, the most number of defeats by any side in the league.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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