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Friday, November 03,
Ndejje University 1:1 Muni University
In a poignant display of sportsmanship, Ndejje University and Muni University came together to pay tribute to the former’s fallen coach, Raymond Komakech before the kickoff of the University Football League clash between the two on Friday evening.
Komakech, Ndejje’s longest-serving coach-cum-staff in the ICT department, breathed his last in late October after succumbing to Kidney failure.
The match, held at Ndejje University Stadium, ended in a hard-fought 1-1 draw, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
Both teams showed their respect for Coach Komakech with a heartfelt moment of silence, honouring his legacy and contributions to the sport.
The atmosphere was charged with emotion as players and supporters alike united in remembrance.
The game kicked off with a series of close calls, as Sunday Julian of Ndejje made a crucial save to deny Joel Olupot’s powerful strike from a distance.
Ssekadde Samuel, for the hosts, had a couple of opportunities to break the deadlock but narrowly missed the mark.
In the 29th minute, Muni University took the lead with a clinical finish by Benjamin Jawambe. The forward expertly manoeuvred through Ndejje’s defense, slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.
Ndejje responded with determination, launching a barrage of attacks. The efforts paid off in the 56th minute when Reagan Ssemaganda unleashed a powerful shot from a distance, levelling the score at 1-1.
As the clock ticked down, both teams pushed for a decisive goal. Ndejje’s Musinguzi came close to finding the net with a clever combination play, but his shot sailed over the crossbar.
In the dying moments of the game, Ndejje had a final chance to snatch victory, but Ejidra of Muni University made a crucial save to deny Musinguzi’s volleyed effort.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with the points shared at the Arena of Visions.
The spirit of Coach Raymond Komakech undoubtedly loomed large over the game, reminding everyone of the profound impact he had on the sport and the players he mentored.
The University Football League continues to be a platform for not only competitive football but also moments of unity, respect, and tribute.
The legacy of Coach Komakech lives on, and his memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those he touched.
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