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MUBS aim to overturn first leg deficit as St. Lawrence visits


David GOMBE 

Two-time champions Makerere University Business School (MUBS) will be seeking to advance to their first final since 2017 when they host St. Lawrence University at Nakawa in the second leg of their Pepsi University Football League semi-final tie on Tuesday.

St. Lawrence beat MUBS 2-1 in the first leg at their Kavule Campus on Tuesday last week and a draw will be enough to send them into a second consecutive final.

Bunyaga Bruno and Kayongo Michael scored for St. Lawrence as they came from behind to beat MUBS who had been given an early lead by Nazar Benjamin.

Ahead of the game, MUBS’ coach Ali Zzinda says that his team will build on the away goal they got at Kavule to eliminate St.Lawrence University.

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“This is a two-legged contest meaning we still have another chance to make amends,” Zzinda said before adding.

“We managed to score an important away goal on which we shall build in the second leg and I am optimistic that we are going to finish the job at home,” he added.

St. Lawrence’s assistant coach Fred Bakisura also noted that tie is still open basing on MUBS record at home.

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“It is good to have an advantage against such a team, we have on foot in the final but it is not done yet we have to go again on Tuesday.”

“Our main focus remains on winning the title this year and we shall continue playing the same way we did last week and focus so much on putting away the many chances we create.”

The two teams have met thrice previously with MUBS winning twice compared to *St. Lawrence’s* one victory.

St. Lawrence were in the final in 2019 but lost 3-2 to Uganda Christian University*l in the post-match penalties after the game ended in a 3-3 draw after extra time.

Meanwhile, MUBS will be hoping to make it to the final for the first time since 2017 when they lost 2-0 to Uganda Martyrs University.

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The winner between MUBS and St. Lawrence on aggregate will play against former champions Uganda Martyrs in the final on 12th November 2022 at Lugogo.

Uganda Martyrs eliminated defending champions UCU 5-4 in the shootouts following a 1-1 draw after two legs in the other semifinal.

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