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Home advantage for MUBS in UFL

Mubs is out to seize home advantage against Gulu in UFL, reports NICHOLAS BAMULANZEKI.

Two-time former champions Makerere University Business School (Mubs) today Friday host Gulu University for the first leg of their semi-final tie in this season’s Nile Special University Football League with the Nakawa-based side looking to home advantage.

The last time the two sides met in Nakawa was in the return leg of a quarter final tie in the 2014 season which Mubs won 4-0 going on to qualify for the semi-final and eventually winning the trophy.

Gulu University, however, won the first leg 2-0. Mubs coach Charles Ayiekoh said although Gulu University are a formidable team, he is confident that his side will make it to the semi-finals.

“Gulu University are a very good team. You can’t be in this stage of the competition unless you are good but we also have a good team with good pedigree and we are looking to win this first leg decisively as we know that Gulu are hard to beat at home,” Ayiekoh said

On his part, Gulu University coach Julius Komakech Ogunde is confident of his side getting a good result at Nakawa in spite of their poor away record.

“Our focus on Friday will be to first of all contain Mubs and to get an away goal. This is a two legged tie and I know that if we get a good result at Nakawa, we can win the tie from home because at home we are unbeatable,” Komakech said.

On Wednesday in the other semi-final tie, Uganda Martyrs University and Nkumba University played out a goalless draw during the first leg in Nkozi and will have it all to play for in Entebbe on Wednesday next week when they meet for the second leg.

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