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UFL: Elimu bags a brace as IUEA cruises past Busitema

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*Busitema 2-3 IUEA

International University of East Africa (IUEA) defeated Busitema University 3-2 in a game played in the University Football League at Busitema grounds.

Daniel Elimu scored a halftime brace in the 15th and 24th minutes, Abraham Sudier netted the winner in the 72nd minute. Otim Geoffrey and Vincent Sanya scored for Busitema.

The game played at a waterlogged pitch started with high intensity both teams playing an attacking open game. The first shot on goal fell to Abraham Sudier who failed to put the ball past Abdul Hamid in the 5th minute.

The hosts netted the first goal of the game in the 12th minute of the game when Sani capitalized on the poor defending in the IUEA backline to set up Geoffrey Otim as he put the hosts ahead.

Daniel Erimu canceled out Busitema’s lead just 3 minutes later as he tapped from close range off a well-taken free-kick.

Elimu completed his brace in the 24th minute as he met a cross from Abraham Sudier for a lead to the visitors.

Daniel Erimu cerebrating one of his goals against Busitema

Busitema dominated the game thought the first stanza but shots from Ngabirano and Otim couldn’t beat Abdul Hussein the IUEA goalkeeper. The first stanza ended in a 2-1 lead for the visitors courtesy of a brace from Elimu.

The second half saw Busitema start from where they had stopped as they attacked in numbers. In the 52nd minute, Busitema played a counter-attacking game but failed to beat the last defender who cleared the ball away.

Abraham Sudier scored the third goal for the visitors in the 65th minute as Busitema failed to clear a cross in their defense as IUEA took a two goals lead.

Busitema kept the pressure mounting in the IUEA defense from a high pressing game only to pull a goal back from Sanya Vincent in the 75th minute.

Abdul Hussein was kept busy for the remaining 15-minutes of the game as he was called into action on various occasions. He managed to save a shot from Dickson Omara in the 78th minute and also keep out Mukoba’s shot in one on one situation for IUEA to clinch a narrow 3-2 victory.

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