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UCU breaks jinx to win first Pepsi UFL title

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UCU celebrate their title

2019 University Football League:

Final:

St Lawrence University 1-2 Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Third place:

Bugema University 3 (3) – 3 (2) Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi

Uganda Christian University (UCU) are the champions of the 2019 University Football League (UFL).

The Mukono based University won their first ever title after a 2-1 victory over St Lawrence University at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo last Sunday.

Minister Bakabulindi awards a medal to UCU’s Emmanuel Anguzu

Fast paced forward Ezra Kaye Kizito struck a brace to hand UCU deserved victory as he also took his tally to 15 goals.

UCU goalkeeper and captain Derrick Emmanuel Were was at his best with excellent command and saves especially facing attacks from Ibrahim “Owen” Kasule and Tito Ssematimba.

St Lawrence University consolation came through Misi Ssemugera.

Gallant defending by UCU earned them the deserved victory on the red letter sunny evening at Lugogo. UCU had to beat a 4-year quarter final jinx to loft the title, and condemned St Lawrence to their first loss of the 2019 season.

UCU won Shs4m as prize money with a trophy and gold medals while the losing finalists were rewarded with Shs3m and silver medals.

Meanwhile, the third place slot was earned by Bugema University who recovered from down to draw 3-3 with Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi before winning 3-2 in penalties.

State minister for Sports Hon. Charles Bakabulindi was the chief guest.

UCU XI: 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

SLAU XI: 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

UCU Captain Derrick Were in action

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

Previous Winners:

2019 – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

2018 – Kyambogo University

2017 – Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi

2016 – Kampala University

2015 – Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

2014 – Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

2013 – Kampala University

2012 – Makerere University

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