February 24, 2014

Saints Topple VCC In Masindi

Buni (C) scored the opener in Masindi
Buni (C) scored the opener in Masindi

The Saints FC players impressed their head coach, Mark Twinamatsiko, after recording their second straight win as well as keeping a clean sheet on the road.

Speaking to Red Pepper Online Sport on Monday after their 2-0 win over fellow FUFA Big League side, Taban Amin’s Village Club California Twinamatsiko lauded his charges for a job well done having drawn 1-1 last year when the two sides met, on November 30th.

“I am impressed with the way my boys played. To record our second win in a row as well as keep a clean sheet away from home is a job well done, said the youthful tactician.

Midfielders, Godfrey Buni and Viany Ssekajugo got the first half goals. Saints are now third in the Rwenzori group with 20 points, .

The Saints got off to a strong start at the muddy (due to a heavy rain shower before kickoff) Masindi Stadium and could have taken the lead with just 3 minutes on the clock but Ronald Musana’s clever shot ricocheted off the post when the keeper was well beaten.

Buni however didn’t waste his chance when he calmly slotted into the net from another Musana cross.

With minutes to play in the first half, Ssekajugo, starting his first game for the Saints beat the towering VCC defenders on the left flank, and with the keeper advancing on him, superbly looped over and into the net as the Saints took charge.

The second half started with the home side fully re-energised but Saints remained professional and kept them at bay till the final whistle. Taban Amin, the patriarch of VCC congratulated the Saints and wished them best of luck.

They started the game without several players. Farook Kawooya was serving his one match suspension after accumulating three yellow cards, Brian Mukasa was also suspended after collecting a red card against Vurra. Julius Madepi who scored against Vurra last Monday was injured and Edward Kuume who had played superbly at left back against Vurra was rested for Robert Kasolo who never disappoints.

Twinamatsiko took the game to VCC by playing deploying Alex Kitata and Rajab Jooga and the two despite not getting on the scoresheet, kept the VCC defenders busy all afternoon.

Saturday results

Elgon Group

 Ngora Freda Carr 1-0 Hope Doves

 Mbale Heroes 1-1 Soroti Garage.

Rwenzori Group

 Ndejje University 1-2 Lweza

 Gulu University 1-1 Mutundwe Lions

Mvara Boys 1-1Vurra. 

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