Masavu players Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda Premier League (Wednesday Results):

  • Masavu 1-0 Soana
  • Mbarara City 2-1 BUL
[/media-credit] Masavu players walk for the mandatory half time break Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Masavu Football Club captain Abraham Ndugwa led by example, converting a first half penalty past goalkeeper Meddie Kibirige as the home side recorded a slim 1-0 win against Soana at the Lake side Fisheries Training Institute play-ground, Bugonga on Wednesday.

The game was one of the two matches lined up on the day (Mbarara City edged BUL 2-1 in the other).

[/media-credit] Masavu forward Rashid Kyambadde vies for the ball with Soana players during the game at Bugonga Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
Masavu’s Arthurd Ssemazi fights for an aerial ball with Soana’s acting captain, Ibrahim Ayub Kizza Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The penalty arose after a handball by Soana defender Musa Mudde in the forbidden area after 13 minutes of the poorly attended game.

Attempts by the visiting side to make amends hit a dead end.

Defender Mike Kawooya watched on in disbelief when his goal bound shot from 30 yards was slightly deflected by Sulaiman Ochero before hitting the lower post with goalkeeper Salim Wekiya beaten.

This was Masavu’s 5th win in 25 matches which keeps them on 23 points and stay bottom placed.

Soana remains glued in 10th position with 28 points off 25 matches.

Team Line Ups:

Masavu XI:

Salim Wekiya (G.K), Philly Lutaaya, Simon Namwanja, Sulaiman Ochero, Ibrahim Mpengere, Sande Mukiibi, Arthur Semazi (71’ Ivan Lubale),  Charles ”Napia Wamala, Abraham Ndugwa (Captain), Rashid Kyambadde (90+2’ Godfrey Kana), James Kasibante (75’ Ddumba Sadala)

Subs Not Used:

Ali Kiggundu (G.K), Ashadu Bakulumpagi, Jonathan Katende, Herbert Kakande

Soana XI:
Meddie Kibirige (G.K), Siraje Turyamuremba, Issa Mubiru, Ibrahim Kizza, Michael Kawooya, Musa Mudde, Osman Wejjuli (78’ Paddy Muhumuza), Allan Kayiwa, Muwadda Mawejje, Steven Ategeka (Baker Buyala), Petit Wanok (Simon Okwi)

Subs Not Used:

Joel Mutakubwa (G.K), Eddie Ruhweza, John Muwanguzi, Dalawusi Kiwalabye

[/media-credit] Alex Gitta (left) with helping coach (Kirya) at Bugonga on Wednesday during the Soana game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO


Alex Gitta (Assistant Coach, Masavu Football Club):

We played very well and we need this character for the remaining games if our ambitions of surviving relegation are to realized. We face Vipers next away and we know that we shall pull off a decent result on the day.

[/media-credit] Alex Isabirye, head coach at Soana Football Club Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Alex Isabirye (Head coach, Soana Football Club):

I salute our opponents (Masavu FC) for the brave show throughout the match. I kept wondering why they are in such a position if they are able to fight on like this. For my team, we failed to utilize our chances created but the focus in these remaining matches will be built upon. We face Proline next Wednesday at home. We shall rest for a few days before resuming to plan for the match. The target is to finish in 8th place this season as i also look at the players with the right character who will be used next season

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

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