July 5, 2022

Pepsi UFL: Kabale’s qualification chances brightened

By Brian Aheebwa
Pepsi University Football League action between Kabale and Kisubi | UFL Image

Kabale University found themselves in a do-or-die situation when they hosted Bishop Stuart University in the Pepsi University Football League on Wednesday.

Kabale did themselves justice by edging BSU 2-1 thanks to goals from Peter Ahimbisibwe and Herbert Nirinjimana, the latter scored from 12 yards while the other was an own goal from Martin Magezi.

Despite winning, Kabale remained bottom of Group C level on four points with Kyambogo University who have a better goal difference.

“We won our first game of the competition which turned out to be this important,” Kabale head coach Farouk Nsubuga said after the game before adding.

“It put us in another do-or-die situation and I am hopeful we shall win our final game and qualify,” he added.

The winner between Kyambogo and Kabale will top Group C and qualify for the quarterfinals. Log leaders BSU on six points can only pray there is no victor in the Kyambogo-Kabale meeting.

In Group D, Sadat Kasuga’s goal from a penalty enabled Makerere University edge St. Lawrence University at Makerere Grounds on Wednesday.

The slim 1-0 win guided Makerere back to the top of the group with six points from five games.

YMCA and SLAU are level on five points and both teams have played four games but it is the former that occupies second place with a better goal difference.

Despite losing to Makerere, SLAU head coach Nnono Ssozi is confident his side will win its remaining two games and qualify for the last eight.

“Unfortunately, we have lost the game to Makerere but we still have two more games and they will all be at home.”

“We have enough in our armory to encounter YMCA and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in our backyard,” Ssozi noted.

MUST is bottom of the group with just a single point and out of the competition.

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