UCU wins 2019 University Football League Securing first Victory

UCU wins 2019 University Football League Securing first Victory
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David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsDelighted UCU players and team officials in celebrations at Lugogo: COURTESY PHOTO

Uganda Christian University(UCU) has had her first taste of the University Football League(UFL) beating St. Lawrence in the finals with 2:1.

UCU earned its championship on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.

The first score was by Ezra Kaye Kizito in the first have, mending the broken hearts of both the players and the fans.

After believing that it is possible, Musa Gita made well use of James Jerome Ssemambo’s pass in the 50th minute healing UCU’s broken heart with the second goal.

Derrick Emmanuel, UCU goalkeeper and captain did much in saving the balls that were aimed at him.

David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsUCU left back Joseph Kakembo closes down St Lawrence University’s Tito Ssematimba

St Lawrence University eventually also managed to save themselves from going empty handed as Misi Ssemugera scored their first goal in the last minutes.

As a prize for champions, UCU went home with UShs 4,000,000 with a trophy and gold medals.

St Lawrence earned UShs 3,000,000 and silver medals.

  • Final: St Lawrence University 1-2 Uganda Christian University (UCU)
  • Third place: Bugema University 3 (3) – 3 (2) 

Meanwhile, the third place slot was earned by Bugema University.

Bugema University won the third(3rd) position after beating Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi 3-2 in the penalties.

State minister of Sports Charles Bakabulindi was the chief guest.

David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsMinister Bakabulindi awards a medal to UCU’s Emmanuel Anguzu: COURTESY PHOTO

Emmanuel Derrick Were (G.K, Captain), Vincent Adriko, David Addala, Sharif Lubega, Gerald Mayombwe, Francis Jurua, Ronald Gagganga, Brian Ade, Emmanuel Anguzu, Muzeifa Barigye, Eric Wadribo, James Jerome Semambo, Joseph Kakembo, Fred Atuherwa, Hannington Ampeire, Anthony Male, Rodgers Kukundakwe, Ezra Kaye Kizito

David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsSt Lawrence University players sing their anthem

St Lawrence University team:

Francis Kanzira, Saddam Semaganda, Faruk Ssemukutu, Jerima Anyama, Herbert Onyango, Missi Ssemugera, Colline Sseruwu, Ali Bayo, Mark Nsubuga, Ibrahim Kasule, John Luyobya, Baziri Nkongwe, Umaru Kayemba, Tito Ssematimba, George Kiryowa, Bruno Bunyaga, Isaaya Sabiiti, Musa Gita

David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsL-R: Isa Masembe, William Oloya, Ali Sabilla Chelangat and Lee Okello prior to kick off

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Ali Sabilla Chelangat
  • Assistant Referee 1: Lee Okello
  • Assistant Referee 2: Isa Masembe
  • Fourth Official: William Oloya
  • Match Assessor: Ali Tomusange
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