By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
UMU Nkozi 4-1 KIU
Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi (UMU) summed up their first round with a 4-1 win over Kampala International University (KIU) in a Group D showdown at Nkozi grounds.
UMU took an early lead courtesy of a penalty kick by Robert Sentongo following a Ronald Mugalu handball in the box in the 4th minute.
Derrick Mudaali doubled UMU’s lead with a superb header finishing off a Douglas Oree well delivered cross two minutes into the second half.
Nvule Jamil made it 3-0 with a well converted penalty kick in the 70th minute after his teammate Emmanuel Kamya was fouled by Jonathan Ogwang.
9 minutes later, an onrushing Douglas Oree found UMU’s 4th of the evening after dispossessing KIU’s goalkeeper Gideon Mayanja to easily slot the ball into an empty net.
Isaac Odeke found a consolation goal for KIU after converting the 3rd penalty of the game in the 86th minute.
The victory elevates UMU to the summit of Group D with 7 points gathered from 3 games. KIU are 3rd with 3 points whereas debutants IUIU are second with 5 points.
Bishop Stewart is tottering at the bottom of the group with only one point.
The Pepsi sponsored competition resumes today Thursday 26th April as Kumi University play hosts to Uganda Christian University (UCU).
The University league football has brought to light a host of talents such as Mathias Kigonya, Yasser Mugerwa, Abel Eturude, Viane Sekajugo, Yubu Bogere, Shafik Kagimu, Douglas Owori, Davis Mayanja, Mathew Odongo, Musa Esenu, Isma Kawawulo, Hannington Ssebwalunyo among others.