PEPSI UFL: Victoria University pumped up for maiden victory

By Allan Damba

Newcomers Victoria University will be looking for their first ever victory in the Pepsi University Football League when they host Kumi University on Friday.

For Victoria, the bout slated for Kabojja International School will be only their second since the competition’s inception ten years ago.

Their first ended in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of giants, Uganda Christian University over two weeks back in the current (2022) edition.

However, the former’s team manager Patrick Ssebuliba is optimistic they will win on Friday and certainly, with a bigger margin to stay in the race for progress.

“We are fired up for the game and are not just going for a win but we need to score as many goals as possible,” Ssebuliba said to the media.

“At the end of this game, we want to be at the top of the table and to remain there. So it is not enough to win but to win with a big score,” he added.

Along with International University of East Africa (IUEA), Victoria University currently lie at the bottom of Group A with no point after one match.

Kumi and UCU are joint leaders with three points apiece, but, Ssebulima insists his team still has a chance.

“It’s still early days. Any team can still take the qualification slot and as Victoria University, we are going to do everything that it takes to qualify.”

The top team in each Group is guaranteed a knockout slot. The two best runners-up in the groups that have four teams will take the remaining slots.

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