Uganda Cubs shared spoils with the Busoga Masaza Cup reigning champions Butembe football club on Saturday at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru in an epic clash. It was the third trial match for the Cubs.
The mouthwatering friendly that saw each side scoring for fun and pride but with purpose, marked the “Eninha Yo’mupiira’s” (literally meaning The source of football) Butembe FC, exhibit tantalising first half football with goals pouring from all angles.
Following a 2-0 win for Uganda Cubs against Bugweri County team on Saturday morning, another valuable well timed testing game came from Butembe in the afternoon.
Ashraf Batambuze and Ronald Obere opened the scoring in 9th and 25th minutes for Butembe though Uganda Cubs’ Ivan Asaba was quick to level and cancel Batambuze’s effort but also new recruit Obere was on target again. Yasin Awanyi got hiss name on the score sheet to make it 2 all for U-17 team before halftime break.
In the second half, Butembe’s Isaac Twaboona got his name among the scorers when he saw his thunderbolt go past Cubs goalie Oluka Goerge William to make it 3-2. However their joy didn’t last long when Thomas Kakaire curled in a nice ball to level matters 3-3 in the 86th minute.
Uganda is preparing for the CAF U17 Qualifiers in Tanzania starting 12th August, 2018.
Oluka George, William, Matovu Geoffrey, Ibrahim Juma, Roggers John, Kizito Gavin, Sekajja Davis, Anthony Kent, Asaba Ivan, Idd Abudallah, John Kokas, Owiny Yasin
Tamuleke Hassan (GK), Isabirye Bob, Kalyowa Goerge, Taligola Paul, Petrol Tom, Nkamba Pasco, Batambuze Ashiraf, Kirya Amos, Obere Ronald, Muzuni Brain, Mutekanga Adong.