UCU draws with KIU in University League Opener

UCU draws with KIU in University League Opener

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UCU 1-1 KIU

By Fred kyambadde

Isaac Odekes goal wasn’t enough to secure three points for the visitors but thanks to Muzeifa

Barigye equalizer which helped the hosts to secure a point at home.

In the game played on Wednesday at UCU main playground, the 2017 season opener ended in a

two goal thriller as the 6th edition of the University Football League (UFL) got underway.

The visitors took the lead through Isaac Odeke in the first half but Muzeifa levelled matters for UCU to salvage a draw.

Amos muwonge for ucu taking on kiu opponents. Picture By Fred Kyambade
Amos muwonge for ucu taking on kiu opponents. Picture By Fred Kyambade

KIU started strong before odeke utilized the effort in the 25th minute to tap home Abdu

Kiggundu’s cross to give the Kasanga based side a lead.

After recess and four minutes into the second half, Muzeifa scored the equalizer, Despite several attempts from the hosts, KIU held on to walk away with a point.

komakech for ucu trying to battle with kiu player
Ucu’s Komakech vies for the ball with KIU player

This was the second time that UCU and KIU were meeting in the same group. The two teams

met last year in Mukono and UCU won 2-0.

.Action continues on Friday with Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) hosting Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Nkozi.

UCU's Joshua Asiku crossing the ball.
UCU’s Joshua Asiku crossing the ball.

New entrants Bishop Stuart University will play at home to 2014 runners up Kyambogo

University on Saturday while Makerere University will take on Busitema University on Sunday.

Kampala University are the defending champions after defeating Nkumba University 3-2 in the

finals last year at Mandela National stadium.

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