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Stuart Magumba – solo brilliance propels MUBS into semifinals

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University Football League Quater Finals

Return Leg

MUBS 1-0 Bugema University

(1-0) Aggregate

In a captivating showdown at the MUBS arena, Stuart Magumba’s singular effort steered MUBS to a one-nil victory over Bugema University, securing their spot in the semifinals of the university Football league.

Today’s clash unfolded after a goalless draw at Bugema in the first leg, setting the stage for an intense encounter.

Initially, both teams appeared evenly matched, with the opening minutes seeing MUBS pressing forward, only to be thwarted by Bugema’s resolute defense.

Despite early opportunities, including a near miss by Yakole Talibu in the twelfth minute and a subsequent chance squandered by Sudir Bin Saidi, MUBS struggled to break the deadlock.

Noteworthy was the outstanding performance of MUBS goalkeeper Ayebare Innocent Hilary, whose crucial saves kept the team in contention.

As halftime approached with the scoreline level, the tension heightened.

However, it was in the dying moments of the match that the decisive moment arrived.

A well-executed build-up, initiated by goalkeeper Ayebare and assisted by Justine Odong, culminated in Stuart Magumba’s decisive strike in the 86th minute, propelling the hosts into the semifinals.

Reflecting on the match, Bugema coach Meddy Nyanzi acknowledged MUBS’s advantage, attributing the defeat to their opponents’ home crowd support and motivation.

Despite the disappointment, Bugema remains determined to regroup and strive for improvement in future seasons.

As the dust settles on this enthralling encounter, MUBS looks ahead to the semifinals, where they are set to face UCU.

With Magumba’s heroics paving the way, anticipation runs high for their continued journey in the tournament.

 

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