Ndejje University Football Club head coach Raymond Timothy Komakech on the sidelines as his team faced Maroons at Luzira on Tuesday. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)
Ndejje University Football Club head coach Raymond Timothy Komakech on the sidelines as his team faced Maroons at Luzira on Tuesday. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

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.

Maroons’ winger Brian Majwega gets to the ball during the match against Ndejje University at Luzira. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

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 relegation

Raymond 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.

Maroons’ center forward Isaac Otto is closed down by Ndejje University defender Steven Akena. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Goal hero Asaba was named the pilsner man of the match.

Next Matches:

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.

Ndejje University goalkeeper Derrick Emukule with a routine collection of the ball. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Team Line ups:

Maroons XI:

Emma Akol (G.K), Samson Mutyaba, Brian Majwega, Belmos Opio, Allan Anguyo, Yahaya Lutti, Ronald Orombi, Emma Olinga, Isaac Otto, Rashid Agua, Solomon Walusimbi

Subs:

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

Subs:

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

Top Scorers:

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

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

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