One of the things that has been on Kampala University (KU) wish list was to advance to the upper stages of the Nile Special University Football League (NSUFL) and hopefully emerge champions. The NSUFL quarter final return leg match they played this Wednesday, 19 October 2016 against Busitema University at Villa Park has made their wish come true.
Busitema were the first to find the net, thanks to Frank Ndugwa’s efforts. A single lead could not give Busitema a chance to qualify for the semis so they tried to push hard in order to double the lead. However the Ggaba based University tightened the back four and ensured that no more ball hits the back of the net. When the referee blew the final whistle, it was a disappointment to the travelling team and their fans when they realised that they were knocked off the league.
Just like Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi (UMU), KU has also advanced to the semi-finals stage in accordance to away goal rule after a 2-1 victory at Busitema’s home and a 1-0 loss at their ‘’home’’ respectively. Hence the goal average mounts to 2-2 but since KU managed to notch 2 goals at Busitema’s home and Busitema replying with only 1, it now implies that the one with more away goals will qualify for the next round.
KU now joins Makerere University who beat Kyambogo University with a 2-0 goal average alongside UMU who shared spoils with UCU after 3-3 goal average score only to be favoured by the away goal rule.
Meanwhile on Thursday, 20 Oct. 2016, Nkumba University will host Gulu University in Entebbe. This is a tricky one for Nkumba because during the first leg played in Gulu, they settled for a goalless draw. This implies that Nkumba should play with a winner’s attitude or else any draw involving goals will imply that Gulu University will qualify for the semis as Nkumba packs their bags.