Proline 0-1 Maroons
Kataka 1-1 Nyamityobora
Blacks Power 3-0 Myda
Kyetume 1-1 Kitara
MBALE: Nyamityobora FC put their off-field difficulties aside to draw 1-1 with Kataka at the Mbale Municipal Stadium, earning an important point.
Clinton Kamugisha, last season’s golden boot winner, put the visitors ahead midway through the second half, but Hassan Wadenga spared the hosts’ blushes with a late equaliser headed from a Steven Namaisi long throw.
Nyamityobora was said to have appointed Ibrahim Kirya as head coach, but due to a lack of trained coaches, they had to rely on their team medic Anita Nayebare to deliver instructions from the touchline.
“I am the team doctor,” Nayebare revealed after the match ended, “however when the coaching staff aren’t available, I can act.”
“The coach has some issues; he is unwell, which is why he wasn’t there.” We traveled all night and arrived when the players were a little tired, but we played well despite failing to pick all of the points.
After Ben Misagga, the team’s former president, returned to SC Villa this month, the team’s leadership was further strained.
Meanwhile Michael Siu, James Okiror, and Denis Otim all scored as Blacks Power crushed Myda 3-0 in their inaugural encounter in Lira City.
Last week, the team lost 3-2 against Kitara in the season opener, but they looked fantastic and energetic in front of the new crowd. Prior to the 2021/22 season, Blacks Power, which is owned by National Council of Sports Secretary-General Dr. Patrick Ogwel, relocated its base from Bukedea to Lira in northern Uganda.