Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi are through to the semifinals of the 2016 University Football league following an entertaining two all draw in Mukono against UCU on Thursday afternoon…
The Nkozi side qualified thanks to a superior away goal advantage after a 3-3 aggregate from both legs. The fixture had produced a 1-1 result over a fortnight ago at home.
Jacob Owora raised the visitors hopes as early at the quarter hour mark striking in from Douglas Owori’s work.
The opener piled the pressure on the hosts who needed at least a goal to level matters and their efforts paid just ten minutes later when Joshua Kirathe fired a low one into the net after UMU’s defense clumsily failed to clear off the ball.
UCU stepped up their bid with progressive speedy attacks in intervals which the visitors gave in just four minutes to the break when the defenders fouled Joshua Aziku inside the area leading to a penalty.
Joshua Kigozi buried the goal to give coach Jackson Nyiima an aggregate lead into the break.
Coach Stephen Bogere returned with a different plan which eventually materialized at the hour switch through Douglas Owora.
UMU has now reached their second semifinals in a row. They edged the same opposition 3-2 on aggregate in the same stage last year.
They will now await the winner between Makererere and Kyambogo university on Friday at Luzira stadium.