KAMPALA. St. Lawrence University are one of the in-form teams in the Pepsi University Football (UFL) having remained unbeaten ahead of today’s first leg semifinal against Kampala University (KU) at Namboole Outer Pitch.
The Nnono Ssozi coached side defeated YMCA 3-2 on aggregate after drawing the second leg 2-2 to add to the 14 points they picked from six group games.
These included a 2-0 win and a goalless draw against KU in the group stages, results that they will hope replicate.
“Kampala University have obviously improved as the season has progressed and I would say that right now they are the better team,” Nnono said.
His analysis stems from KU’s pedigree having won the title in 2013 and 2016.
“They have a very experienced and talented team and an experienced coach. They have been at this stage of the competition before and have won the trophy twice which is why I say they are better team.
“But we are going to try our best to get the better of them. We have beaten them before this season and I believe if we are focused and alert we can do so again,” Nnono added.
His opposite number, Vincent Tumusiime on the other hand is expecting an interesting game.
“We have been observing their games especially these last two against YMCA and have seen how we can possibly overcome them. At this stage of the game it’s all about not making any mistakes and taking advantage of your opponent’s mistakes so every department has to be tactically alert and concentrate on their area,” Tumisime added.
Both teams will also hope they find more favourable playing conditions at the ground after yesterday’s first semifinal between Kyambogo and Bugema was postponed following the heavy afternoon downpour.
Namboole outer pitch
KU vs St. Lawrence University