UFL: No quarterfinal show for IUIU after draw with ST Lawrence

By Brian Aheebwa

Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) were dumped out of the 2019 Pepsi University Football League (UFL) after their barren draw with St Lawrence University when the two sides met on Thursday at Crown City, home of St Lawrence in Kavule.

IUIU’s last group game against Gulu is just for formality and maybe also fight to survive relegation as their head coach Haruna keba explains

“We shall have to up our game against Gulu because a win may save us from getting relegated,” Keba told www.football-256.com.

“I’m much concerned about the poor performance of today’s match officials because I feel like the disallowed goal should have stood because it wasn’t offside, ” Keba added.

Both teams couldn’t do much in the early stages of the match until the 80th minute when St. Lawrence’s Oryem Simon Tabu’s long range shot hit the woodwork. IUIU had a goal ruled out for offside in 90+ when they thought that they had won it but only to share the spoil.

A draw against IUIU meant that St. Lawrence have missed out on the chance of advancing to the next level before their last game against UMU next Friday.

“We aren’t happy with today’s results because we’ve been deprived of a chance to go to the quarter finals but a point against UMU is enough for us,” ST Lawrence coach Seguya Peter said.

Action in Group B returns on Saturday when group leaders Uganda Martyrs visit bottom placed Gulu University.

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