Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) were 2-1 victors over Kumi University in the Pepsi University Football League (UFL) group B second game on Thursday, February 27 in Mbale.
Noah Wanyaye put the hosts ahead with a fine strike in the 48th minute, before Ramathan Musema doubled their advantage shortly in the 50th, converting from the spot after Kumi’s Samuel Okure handled the ball in the penalty area.
Kumi did pull a goal back with five minutes to play, Jorem Okanyum nodding home what turned to be a consolation goal for the visitors.
The visitors threatened first, Bosco Omoding testing IUIU goalkeeper Rashid Tezikoma in the 20th minute, after Brian Omara cleverly picked him up.
Tezikoma was again on hand to keep the scores level in the 34th minute, pulling off a spectacular save but Peace Edwetu failing to capitalize on the rebound.
Edwetu was once again denied by Tezikoma at the hour mark, while Nasur Chemutai hit the woodwork for the hosts as they came close to a third.
The hosts became relentless in the final half-hour and what looked to be a perfect day for Tezikoma was ruined in the 85th minute as he was finally beaten by Okanyum’s header.
IUIU managed to hold on and register their first win of the season, but they remain third in Group B on three points while Kumi is bottom without a point in two games.
Still to come, The International University of East Africa will visit Busitema University on Friday, February 28, in the other Group C matchday two encounter. Both sides registered victories on the opening day.