Amaku's heroics guide Maroons past UPDF

Maroons' Fred Amaku (in maroon) in action against KCCA FC last season. Maroons FC image

SUPL Amaku's heroics guide Maroons past UPDF

Allan Damba 18:56 - 25.04.2023

Amaku instinctively slotted past custodian Emmanuel Derrick in the 19th minute to help Maroons to three points.

Fred Amaku has yet again shown his might at Maroons FC following his stirring role in an Uganda Premier League encounter against UPDF FC on Tuesday at Luzira Prison Grounds.

Amaku instinctively slotted past custodian Emmanuel Derrick in the 19th minute to help Maroons to three points.

The victory ensured the Prison Warders ascended to eighth on the table with 30 matches in 22 matches.

However, it sunk UPDF into more profound agony as they are just three points above relegation. In the 13th, they have 22 points after 23 matches.

On the evening in Luzira, Maroons should have been two goals up by halftime, but Amaku failed to extend the lead in the 37th minute after Allan Tusubira's satisfactory delivery.

The guests also had a chance to threaten Simon Tamale in goal, but substitute Ivan Ahimbisibwe missed an opportunity as he shot wide in the 78th minute.

Following a day to remember for the Maroons, they will be away to URA FC on Saturday at the Mehta Stadium, Lugazi.

Meanwhile, a day earlier, UPDF will have hosted fellow strugglers, Blacks Power FC, at the Bombo Military Grounds.

How both teams lined up

Maroons: Simon Tamale (GK), Norman Odipio, Fred Amaku, Abel Etrude, Edward Kabona, Patrick Bayiga, Felix Okot, Fredrick Kigozi, Sahni Olega, Allan Tusubira, Solomon Walusimbi

Substitutions: Emmanuel Akol, Godwin Kitagenda, Sula Mpanga, Norman Nasasira, Darius Ojok, Brian Nkuubi

UPDF: Derrick Emmanuel Were (GK), Bernard Muwanga (c), Christopher Kamagu, Ibrahim Wammanah, Moses Kiggundu, Gerald Kimuli, Rogers Mugisha, Badru Jibril Nsimbe, Douglas Oyirworth, Rogers Adriko, Frank Yiga

Substitutions: Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Rashid Faridi, Abasi Kyeyune, Simon Mabuya, Ibrahim Magandazi, Munir Saidi, Swalik Ssegujja