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UPL: Ayiekho Blames FUFA As Kirinya Draw Maroons

Tuesday, November 13
Kirinya Jinja SS 0-0 Maroons FC

Kirinya Jinja SS Coach Charles Ayiekho has showed his dismay to football governing body in the country, FUFA for poorly scheduling the games after his side drew with Maroons FC.

Kirinya were held by Maroons to a goalless draw in a matchday eight game played at the Might Arena in Jinja.

The school boys lost two of their key players to National duty.

Star striker and current league top scorer Joel Madondo is currently with the U23 team (The Kobs) and defender Isaac Isinde is also in camp for the Cranes ahead of the Cape Verde game this Saturday.

“It’s high time that FUFA respects the international window,” Ayiekho told the press.

He added: “No league games should be played in the period when the national teams are preparing for their international engagements. It doesn’t matter the number if players you have on the national team or not, all clubs shouldn’t play, you don’t have to be selective.”

Only three games were played on Tuesday with the URA-police tie called off as the hosts had three players on national team.

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The draw left Kirinya in pursuit of their first home league win this season.

The School boys, since shifting from Bugembe to the Mighty Arena, have now drawn thrice (Villa, Vipers, Maroons) and lost to Onduparaka 3-0.

The club is tenth on the league table with ten points from eight games played.

Speaking about his side’s performance against Maroons, Ayiekho revealed: “We played well today though the boys lacked pace. We played at their Maroons’ terms, they slowed down the game, and they showed their intent earlier that a point was enough for them.”

It should be remembered that last season, Maroons also picked a two goal draw against Kirinya in Jinja. The Prisoners were still under coach Asaph Mwebaze.

Maroons have now gone three games without a loss, for the first time this season. The streak takes George Nsimbe’s side to eleventh place – few weeks the side was at the rock bottom of a 16 team log.

Maroons have won once, drawn thrice and lost on four occasions this season. Their only win came against Mwebaze’s Onduparaka in Luzira.

Next for Maroons will be a home game against KCCA FC on the first day of December.

Kirinya Jinja will take a long trip to Bombo to visit Ndejje University on December 4th.

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