By Swalley Kenyi
University Football League
Uganda Martyrs 0 Kampala University 1
MUBS v KIU
IN the opening match of the second round on Wednesday, Derrick Mudali’s lone goal is all Kampala University football team needed to pick a winning start against whipping boys Uganda Martyrs in Nkozi.
The game that was delayed by a heavy downpour eventually kicked off few minutes to 6:00pm but it was in the second half that Mudali scored on 52 minutes.
The win sends Kampala University 3 points clear of Nkumba University with whom they were tied on 20 points before kickoff. Nkozi remain rooted at the bottom of the table without a single point after 8 games.
Kampala University fans were in carnival mood ahead of kickoff despite the foul weather. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
MUBS goalkeeping headache continues
MUBS coach Charles Ayiekho will have to take a last minute decision on which of his goalkeepers will be between the posts against Kampala University when action resumes on Thursday.
In the first round Ayiekho's biggest headache was goalkeeping and he has recruited two new goalkeepers; former Kibuli Secondary's Ramathan Masaba and Joab Twinamatsiko from Kiira Young Beach Soccer club.
Masaba looks the most likely to get the nod because Twinamatsiko is struggling to overcome an injury. Erias Mbago, who kept goal in the first round, has been oscillating between MUBS and URA FC in the last few weeks and will require more time to convince Ayiekho.
However, Ayiekho is optimistic whoever will take charge will do the job. "I have reliable goalkeepers now and our chances stand high. I feel we can close the gap and go up on the table. It should be our chance this year," Ayiekho said.
In attack, Ayiekho will turn to last season's top scorer, Henry Wanyama, Shaban Omara and new signing Julius Malingumu for the goals.