Draw specialists Maroons, Masavu play out to non-scoring game | Uganda Premier League

Uganda Premier League:

  • Maroons 0-0 Masavu
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Solomon Walusimbi got close to scoring

Two lake side based top flight clubs, Maroons and Masavu shared the spoils in a non scoring stalemate during one of the games on match day 17 of the Uganda Premier League played at the Prisons stadium in Luzira, Kampala.

In a game of limited goal scoring opportunities, either side approached the game with a cautious mentality.

Credit to the respective back lines for the water tight defences throughout the entire duration of the game.

The home side got closer to breaking the dead-lock with about 10 minutes to the end of the game when Solomon Walusimbi beat goalkeeper Salim Wekiya but defender Ibrahim Mpengere who had a field day at office reacted faster to clear off the line.

Changes:

In a bid to add steam and vigour into the game, the two respective side effected amendments to impact pressure as to seek for that much needed goal, that never was.

A double change by Maroons’ technical bench led by head coach Asaph Mwebaze witnessed a double change six minutes into the second stanza.

On came former UPDF forward Patrick Gonahasa and Ronald Kikonyogo (formerly at KCCA) for William Kiibi and prodigal son Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya respectively.

At the other end, Joseph Mutyaba of Masavu ushered in former CRO, BUL, JMC Hippos and Sadolin Paints left footed forward for another much traveled player James Kasibante after 53 minutes.

Later, Godwin Kitagenda replaced the pacy and direct Sydney Chika for Maroons with about 23 minutes left on the clock.

Masavu’s January 2018 signing Ashadu Bakulumpagi came on for Arthur Ssemazzi but not no avail.

This draw was the 11th (highest number in the league at the moment) for Maroons in 17 games, leaving them in the 8th place with 23 points, same as URA.

Maroons attained their fourth draw of the season and improves to 16 points although they remain third from bottom.

Next Matches:

Maroons will have a two day’s rest time period before visiting Proline at Lugogo this Friday, 16th February 2018.

Masavu has a fortnightly wait before they get back to action when the reigning champions Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) visits Entebbe on Wednesday, 28th February 2018.

Team Line Ups:

Maroons XI:

Ashadu Bugembe (G.K), Eddy Kapampa, Sylvester Okello, Allan Anguyo, Richard Ayiko, Ronald Orombi, Felix Okot, Pius Obuya, Patrick Gonahasa, Sydney Chika, Solomon Walusimbi

Masavu XI:

Salim Wekiya (G.K), Moses Kiggundu, Sande Mukiibi, Benjamin Nyakojjo, Ibrahim Mpengere, Herbert Kakande, Simon Namwanja, Charles Wamala, Abraham Ndugwa, Arthur Ssemazzi, James Kasibante

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: George Olemu
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Diana Murungi
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Robinson Atusinguza
  • 4th Official: Paul Turyamureeba
  • Referees Assessor: Nelson Nsubuga

Other Results:

  • Vipers 2-0 Onduparaka
  • Express 2-0  BUL
  • Kirinya-Jinja S.S.S 2-0 Police
  • UPDF 1-0 Proline
  • URA 1-0 Bright Stars
  • Mbarara City 0-0Soana

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