- Kirinya-Jinja SS 2-2 Maroons
Substitute Faisal Muwawu scored in injury time as Kirinya-Jinja SSS came from behind to draw 2-2 with Maroons on Tuesday at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe.
Trailing 2-1 and heading into six minutes of added time, there was little hope around the Stadium until Muwawu smashed in from close range to earn Charles Ayeikho’s boys a point in a dramatic fashion.
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Eddy Kapampa, returning from injury scored direct from the corner inside ten minutes to give the visitors a deserved lead, but ten minutes after recess, Musa Esenu who sat out Kirinya’s loss to his parent club Vipers over the weekend guided in Fred Amaku’s pass to restore parity.
It stayed that way until Asaph Mwebaze was forced to make a change, introducing another returnee Sydney Chika for injured Solomon Ewol, and the winger restored the lead in the 80th minute, picking up Pius Obuya’s well weighted pass to slot in past goalkeeper Tom Ikara who did little to stop the ball from entering.
It was a heart-breaking moment, but the Students were not about to give up and Ayeikho made a tactical change withdrawing defender Willy Makuro for forward Muwawu.
And after Maroons captain Sylvester Okello had cleared a deadly ball from inside the box, Ikara stationed in the middle of pitch sent it back, and it met Kirinya’s shirt 9 who guided it inside hence preventing Kirinya from suffering a second home defeat.
Maroons’ goalkeeper Eric Dhaira who was playing his first game of the season didn’t finish the game due to an injury.
The stalemate means Maroons have gone nine games unbeaten in the league. It was Maroons’ eighth draw of the campaign and it drops them a place down to tenth.
Likewise, Kirinya Jinja SSS drop a place down to eighth.
The league takes a breaks and returns on December 19. Kirinya-Jinja SSS will travel to Lugogo to face champions KCCA on that day and Maroons will host bottom side UPDF.