Brian Majwega converts from the spot as Maroons stun URA

ERIAS KAYONDO

Maroons have done themselves a huge favor as regards their own safety by beating URA FC at Mandela national stadium.

The prison Warders who have since the exit of George Best Nsimbe failed to register any victory, had Majwega to thank for having flawlessly converted past Nafian Alionz.

URA had collected 6 points from their most recent two game and came into this game with an aim of registering their 3rd straight win but things turned out the other way round.

Maroons FC on the other hand have so far had a poor run of the season but aimed higher this time round and indeed it was a mission possible.

Despite URA looking a better side in the first 45 minutes of the game, all efforts went to waste as their striking force of Cromwell Rwothomio, Peter Lwasa and Charles Ssempa proved a blunt one.

22 minutes into play, Cromwell had a chance to get the home side into the lead when he slipped past Maroons’ defenders and his shot at goal rose way above the bar.

Isaac Otto was also on with a golden chance for Maroons but was denied by Alionzi Nafian who reacted quick enough to save the situation.

Into the second half, coach Lutalo made two immediate substitutes to purportedly enforce his side to press for a goal.

Hudu Mulikyi replaced Benjamin Nyakojjo and Mathew Odongo Tayo replaced Cromwell Rwothomio 3 minutes later.

With the team now looking more stable, Charles Ssempa was on with a super opportunity to find a goal for the hosts but Emmanuel Akol the Maroons goalkeeper made a superb save and puched the ball over the bar to keep the game at bay.

With the visitors now gaining momentum, Ronald Orombi mastered the real art of the midfield and Maroons mounted pressure on URA’s defense.

Defender Dickson Kigongo heed to the pressure and handled the ball in the goal area with only 17 minutes left to play and Brian Majwega scored the resultant penalty to put the prison wardens in the lead.