Uganda Premier League (Match Day 19):
Maroons 0-1 Ndejje University
Ndejje University head coach Raymond Timothy Komakech is optimistic about his side’s chances of surviving relegation, following a hard fought 1-0 win on the road at Maroons on Tuesday.
The Uganda Premier League debutants Ndejje University earned a crucial victory over Uganda Prisons service funded football club at the lake side Prisons stadium in Luzira, Kampala.
Richardson Asaba was the hero with the lone strike on the evening in the 35th minute.
Asaba is one of the additions that the club made during the January transfer player transfer window.
To Komakech, the victory which is their third in 19 matches will inspire the team ahead of the remaining matches.
I am grateful for my players for the spirited performance in the 1-0 win over Maroons. We played a team and we were determined. This away win has given us the confidence as we go to the next game against Tooro United. We shall ensure we fight exactly the way we did against Maroons so that we close the gap with the clubs that are also in the same struggle against relegationRaymond Timothy Komakech, Head coach Ndejje University
Maroons were forced into an early change when midfielder Emmanuel Olinga limped out for Chris Akena.
Maroons’ defender Belmos Opio was cautioned by FIFA referee William Oloya.
Former Maroons’ midfielder Isaac Kisujju, goalkeeper Derrick Mukule and Robert Eseru were the booked parties for Ndejje University.
Ndejje University are now 14th with 13 points, jumping Nyamityobora who host Express on Wednesday at the Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara.
Maroons suffered their 9th loss of the campaign, as they dropped to 13th on the log with 18 points.
Goal hero Asaba was named the pilsner man of the match.
Ndejje University host Tooro United on 20th February 2019 at the Arena of Visions in Luweero as Maroons will be away to Express at Wankulukuku on the same day.
Team Line ups:
Emma Akol (G.K), Samson Mutyaba, Brian Majwega, Belmos Opio, Allan Anguyo, Yahaya Lutti, Ronald Orombi, Emma Olinga, Isaac Otto, Rashid Agua, Solomon Walusimbi
Eric Dhaira (G.K), Eddie Kapampa, Martin Mpuuga, Pius Obuya, Alex Wogalo, Seif Batte, Chris Pius Akena
Head coach: Robert Ssekweyama
Ndejje University XI:
Derrick Mukule (G.K), Steven Akena, Hamim Ssemakula, Joseph Othieno, Edward Kabona, Paul Ddumba, Noel Nasasira, Anwar Ntege, Steven Ategeka, Isaac Kisujju, Richardson Asaba
Jeans Wokorach (G.K), Ronald Odokonyero, Sam Matovu, Kalama De Boss, Baden Mujahid, Ronald Sseku, Robert Eseru
Head coach: Raymond Komakech
Other Results on Tuesday:
Onduparaka 0-0 URA
Bright Stars 0-0 Mbarara City
SC Villa 2-1 Paidha Black Angels
Kirinya-Jinja S.S 1-0 Police
Tooro United 1-1 Vipers
Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa) – 11 Goals
Juma Balinya (Police) – 11 Goals
Joel Madondo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 10 Goals
Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma (Vipers) – 9 Goals
Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA) – 8 Goals
Ibrahim Juma Dada (Nyamityobora) – 7 Goals
Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars) – 7 Goals
Rashid Agua (Maroons) – 6 Goals
Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United) – 6 Goals
Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City) – 6 Goals