Month: March 2017

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Maroons FC return to winning ways

Maroons FC are a point away from earning direct promotion to top flight after humiliating Sporting United at Luke’s grounds. 

The prisons have recorded their first win since losing to Ndejje university in the league to break their unbeaten record in the big league. 

Musa Ssali and Pius Obuya scored in first half to give Maroons a sigh of relief before half time, before Ronnie Okulu pulled one for the visitors. Obuya would soon score his second for the game to make 3-1 for Maroons and striker Solomon Walusimbi put Sporting out of their misery with a fourth. 

Sporting United fullback was given a red card for a foul on Ssali. 

Entebbe Based Masavu Promoted to top Flight

Following Airtel Kitara’s home win against Mbarara city in Hoima, Allan Kabenge’s Masavu got direct promotion to the Uganda Premier League with three games to go. 

Masavu has 46 points from 20 games, and no team can amass such number of points, even with 3 games remaining. 

Coach Allan Kabenge has been hailed by many as a football genius after he earned promotion with Arua based Onduparaka Fc to top flight and now Masavu. 

He has previously played for SC Villa and Express. 

Here’s the FUFA Big league table courtesy of FUFA Uganda.  

FUFA BIG LEAGUE RESULTS 

FUFA BIG LEAGUE 2016/17Thursday 30/03/2017 Results

Entebbe FC 0-2 Water FC
Bright Light FC 1-1 Ndejje University FC
Paidha Black Angels 0-0 Kira United
Doves All Stars 1-0 ArtlandKatale
Maroons FC 4-1 Sporting United
Baza Holdings FC 0-0 Hope Doves FC
Airtel Kitara FC 4-2 Mbarara City FC

ODENG AND KYAZZE ALL ROUND PERFOMANCES SPUR ACC IN JINJA

Match Report By Bagaya and Kevin Awino for UgCricket.com

AFRICA CC 173/8 IN 34 OVERS (Emmanuel Odeng 68(61)n.o, Amos Kyazze 40(66), Ahmed Khan 3/31 in 7 overs, Rathore Narendra 2/18 un 4 overs ) BEAT JINJA SS 129/8 IN 28.3 OVERS (Robinson Obuya 52(66), Ahmed Khan 47(53), Amos Kyazze 3/21 in 5.3 overs, Emmanuel Odeng 3/30 in 7 overs)  BY 44 RUNS

  • Jinja S.S.S won the toss and elected to field
  • The two experienced all-rounders batted ACC out of trouble then picked the wickets to ensure the win
  • Robinson Obuya lights up the home crowd with a half century
  • Ahmed Khan all round performance in vain but shows good form.

UgCricket had predicted the experience of Emmanuel Odeng and Amos Kyazze to be key in the win in the match preview and the two all-rounders were at their best as they spurred Africa Cricket Club to a win in their first outing in the Jazz Safari National Men’s Cricket League Division 2.

Ahmed Khan and Rathore Narendra swept through the ACC batting order leaving the Kampala side teetering at 68/7 and staring at a possible paltry score that would have been troupe at the Jinja astra turf where chasing teams find it easy to go after sub 100 scores.

Amos Kyazze 40(66) and Emmanuel Odeng 68(61) put on 110 for the seventh wicket in a century stand that turned the tables on the young Jinja side.

Kyazze was patient in his innings, scoring the first of his four boundaries on the fifth ball he faced; he continued to rotate strike spacing out his attacking shots.

Odeng was the aggressor in his unbeaten half century as he hit his first boundary over the ropes off the fourth ball he faced, continuing his attacking intent throughout his innings with 10 boundaries helping ACC to 173 runs in their allotted 34 overs.

Odeng then returned to haunt Jinja S.S.S with the ball, taking the top order apart and leaving the school side 18/3. Ahmed Khan 47(53) began the fightback in the run chase and found a willing partner in Robinson Obuya 52(66) with their 103 run seventh wicket stand.

Amos Kyazze picked both batsmen to settle ACC nerves and  ensuring a 44 run win for his team.

UgCricket Match Reports

27th March 2017

ODUCH AND MIYAGI TAME KUTCHI TIGERS AT LUGOGO

Match Report by Alvin Bagaya and Odong Richard for ugcricket.com

NILE CC 189/9 IN 50 OVERS (Abraham Oduch 57 (109), Abu Seguya 39(57), Raghvani Shantilal 3/40 in 10 overs, Nehal Bibodi 3/38 in 9 overs) BEAT KUTCHI TIGERS 142/10 IN 39.5 OVERS (Nanji Pindoria 28(8), Ankit Patel 17(28), Mehul Makwana 2/25 in 9.5 overs, Samuel Mwanja 2/26 in 5 overs)  BY 47 RUNS

  • Abraham Oduch’s patient Half century sets up Nile C.C innings
  • Juma Miyagi with the wicket of Nandikoshore Patel and the run out of Nehal Bibodi in the field changed the game
  • Nile C.C won the toss and elected to bat

Nile C.C pulled off a second win in the Jazz Safari National Men’s League as they defended 189 runs at the Lugogo Oval on the back of a Juma Miyagi outstanding performance in the field. The under 17 youngster turned the game on it’s heels when he run out a well set Nehal Bibodi with a direct hit from mid-off to peg back a run chase that looked destined for a win.

 

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Nile C.C lost openers Martin Ondeko and Ruwan Jayaratne early to the brilliant swing bowling of Raghvani Shantilal who was moving the ball both ways off of a good length.

Abraham Oduch 57(109) then stepped onto the wicket in the third over of the innings and batted with all the patience of a man playing in a timeless test; he lasted 42 overs of the match and his 75 run tghird wicket stand with the inform Abu Seguya 39(57) stabilized the Nile innings setting a platform for a good finish.

Mehul Makwana 10(47) then joined Abraham and 34 for the fourth wicket kept the scoreboard ticking before Arya Parick 13(13) closed the nile innings with a maximum.

The Kutchi Tigers innings got off to a shaky start as wickets fell regularly with batsmen getting starts but failing to build any meaningful partnerships. Samuel Mwanja picked the all-important wickets of danger men Nanji Pindoria 28(06) who scored only boundaries in his short stay at the crease, four sixes and a solitary four as well as Shantilal Raghvani 16(24).

Under 17 player Juma Miyagi getting his debut for Nile C.C bowled the Nandikishore Patel 12(30) in the 15th over leaving Kutchi Tigers four down with 106 to get.

Juma Miyagi: “I pushed myself hard to perform in this game because it has not been easy getting slelcted in this big Nile squad, hopefully my perfomance means i can get a regular place in the side now.”

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Juma Miyagi had a sensational game picking one wicket and effecting two dismissals in the field.

Ivan Baidhu (Ankesh Vekaria), Mehul Makwana (Ankit Patel), and Ivan Kakande (Kara Meghji) squeezed the tigers innings further creating scoreboard pressure.

Nehal Bibodi 10(59) was very stoic in his grind, he pushed through his innings with the purpose of occupying the crease to the end, but lost too many partners, the key wicket being Hitesh Halai 17(42) who was run out by Miyagi Juma, an already good match for Miyagi quickly turned to outstanding as I direct hit from mi off got the wicket of the dangerous looking Nehal to begin a collapse that saw Kuitchi Tigers all out 47 runs short of their target.

UgCricket Match Reports

27th March 2017