Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) clinched their second Pepsi University League trophy after a slim 1-0 victory over St. Lawrence University in the Saturday final at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
Sunny Kaija’s first half goal was just enough for the Christian based institute to win what was also their first Cup in five years.
Their last had come in 2017, when they beat Makerere University Business School (MUBS) 2-0.
Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for St Lawrence who were losing their second final in succession, having lost the last edition (2019) to Uganda Christian University (UCU).
The former will indeed feel hard-done after being the dominant side on the evening, creating multiple opportunities, which they somehow couldn’t tuck away, in the end settling for silver.
Bruno Bunyaga and Micheal Abura were all denied by custodian Saddam Okobo in the second half, as they had embarked on a strong surge for a leveller, in vain.
On the other hand, UCU scooped third, after their earlier 4-3 penalty shootout victory over MUBS at Lugogo.
How both teams lined up
Uganda Martyrs: Saddam Okobo (GK), Joseph Kayondo, Robert Kitabalwa, Henry Tusiime, Vincent Masumbuko, Valentino Odoi, Ivan Agamire, Akbal Sentongo, Sunny Kaija, Masuud Kafumbe, Wesley Aguma
Substitutes: Pius Akena, Kibirige Alex, Raymond Othieno, Richard Rwanyaga, Titus Wambede, Joshua Komoroi, Emma Ogwang
St. Lawrence: Lawrence Kimera Lawrence (GK), David Balondemu, Nkonge Saziri, Martin Kikambi, Herbert Onenerach, Blanchar Mulamba, Fahad Aniku, Micheal Kayongo, Bruno Bunyaga, Micheal Abura, Umar Kayemba
Substitutes: Jerima Anyama, Farouk Ssemukutu, Shaban Kayongo, John Luyobya, Albert Olweny, Ashraf Masiga, Joram Nsubuga