Uganda Premier League
Maroons 1-0Kyetume FC
Maroons FC defeated new league entrants Kyetume FC 1-0 at the Luzira grounds in the Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.
Rashid Agau scored an early goal in the 12th minute to give the prisoners the lead.
It’s the visitors that threatened first inside the first five minutes of the match but couldn’t beat Maroons FC debutant custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo.
It’s in 12th minute when Agau slotted in past custodian Joel Mutakubwa to send the average home crowd into celebration.
Kyetume would have levelled matters but Patrick Ochan’s efforts was cleared off the line by Maroons right back Eddy Kapampa.
There were no further changes to the score with Maroons holding on to their advantage as the opening half drew to a close.
In the second quarter, veteran Seif Batte replaced Patrick Ochan for Kyetume FC.
Two minutes later, the hosts also made changes introducing Bronson Nsubuga for William Kiibi and shortly Abraham Tusubira for goal scorer Rashid Agau.
With the clock running down, Kyetume head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe in a desparate attempt to salvage atleast a point introduced Denis Lubowa for match day one hero Cephas Kambugu.
With a quarter to the end of normal time, Maroons made their final change with Ronald Orombi coming on for Pius Obuya and so did Kyetume with Ibrahim Kazindula taking the place of Robert Ssentongo.
This was Douglas Bamweyana’s first win of the season after taking over Maroons FC.
Rashid Agu also won the man of the match award courtesy of Pilsner Lager.
Maroons FC XI
Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Sylvester Okello, Edward Kabona, Patrick Bayiga, Eddie Kapampa, Davis Mayanja, Felix Okot, Pius Obuya, Solomon Walusimbi, Rashid Agau, William Kiibi
Emmanuel Akol, Bronson Nsubuga, Joel Ogwanga, Junior Amannya, Ronald Orombi, Belmos Opio, Abraham Tusibila
Kyetume Football Club XI
Joel Mutakubwa, Julius Ntambi, Samson Mutyaba, Jonathan Mugabi, Benon Tahomera, Isaac Kirabira, Vincent Kayizi, Deo Iseijja, Robert Ssentongo, Patrick Ochan, Cephas Kambugu
Salim Sowedi, Lutaya Phileomon, Steven Kagoda, Steven Sande, Denis Lubowa, Julius Lule, Saife Batte.