Pepsi University Football League | Match day Three Results
- IUIU 0-0 KIU
International University of East Africa (IUIU) and Kampala International University (KIU) played to a barren draw in the University Football League on Thursday in Mbale.
On any other day it could have been all three points for IUIU as Phillip Kagwa blasted an indirect free kick over the bar before KIU’s goalkeeper Opio Moses acrobatically denied Kanyike Abdulkarim in the eleventh hour.
The first 20 minutes saw a couple of decent opportunities, with IUIU’s Ramathan Musema seeing a low shot saved and Tumwine Yusuf header deflected effort crept into the arms of Opio as the score remained goalless.
After 50 minutes, KIU’s Ayebare Fredrick passed a lovely weighted ball to Bruno Ochen who opened up his body and curled an effort towards the far corner, only for the hosts’ custodian, Tezikoma Rashid to pull out a tremendous save.
Another spectacular moment came in the 70th minute when Kagwa outmuscled his marker in the corner forward before he was brought down at the edge of the box.
Goalkeeper Opio who later got booked for time wasting tipped the resulting free kick over the bar.
IUIU keeps their good record against KIU having registered two wins and one draw in their last three engagements.
The draw puts KIU on five points, two behind group B leaders, Uganda Christian University while IUIU remains 3rd on four points.
Tezikoma Rashid (GK), Abdurahman Mukhtari, Abdusalam Omar, Kakande Ashiraf, Wanyaye Noah, Lutiri Abubakar, Makuuba George, Kaggwa Phillip, Chemutai Nasur, Tumwine Yusuf, Ramathan Musema
Substitutes: Abdurahman Malik, Magala Yassir, Tamale Edgar Paul, Kanyike Abdulkarim, Byaruhanga Muzafar, Emong Innocent
Head Coach: Harouna Kebba
Opio Moses (GK), Muserenga Andrew, Akuma Jamal, Basangwa Phillip, Samadu Abdu, Joel Wampamba, Asiimwe Brighton, Usama Arafat, Muftau Yinusa, Ochen Bruno, Ayebare Fredrick
Substitutes: Musabe Samson, Walusimbi Solomon, Kato Joshua, Wasswa Abdu, Wandera Ronald, Adam Gwaita, Labbi Michael
Head coach: Akabwai Geoffrey
Today, league debutants University of Kisubi (UniK) plays host to Kyambogo University in a group A match at Kisubi.