Reagan Okello (L) of UCU battles for thee ball Credit: John Batanudde

Uganda Christian University (UCU) embarked on its quest to reclaim the University Football League crown with victory over newcomers Victoria University.

The Mukono-based side who won the Championship in 2019 when it was last hosted, scored a goal in each half to earn a 2-0 win in the game played on Tuesday.

Enoch Ssekandi fired them into an early lead, finding the back of the net in the 10th minute before Isaac Ofoywroth doubled the advantage midway through the second half with a well-taken free-kick.

Isaac Ofoyrwoth (2nd L) scored UCU’s second goal | Credit: John Batanudde

Victory means UCU takes an early lead in Group A which also has the International University of East Africa (IUEA) and Kumi University.

Here is a look at the groups;

  • Group A: Kumi University, Uganda Christian University, Victoria University, International University of East Africa
  • Group B: Muni University, Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Nkumba University, University of Kisubi
  • Group C: Kabale University, Kyambogo University, Bishop Stuart University
  • Group D: Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), St. Lawrence University (SLAU), YMCA, Makerere University
  • Group E: Gulu University, Uganda Martyrs University, Ndejje University, Kampala University
  • Group F: Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU), Bugema University, Busitema University

UCU Starting XI: Amos Ongee, Emmanuel Anguzu, Rodgers Kukundakwe, Sharif Lubega, Praise Marvin Wambuga, Allan Joreem Opio, Geofrey Gagganga, Enoch Ssekandi, Isaac Ofoywroth, Elias David Mbalaga, Derrick Tenywa

Victoria University Starting XI: Julius Kibukuna, Christian Tumusiime, Jackson Kasuule, Jonathan Kazibwe, Wahab Ssenkungu, Basuse Abaasa, Mohammed Barde, Salim Barde, Ibrahim Bbosa, Abu Kajabangu

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think