Tororo: It was a shocking afternoon for Maroons Football Club who created a slew of chances but failed to get many of them on target as they were held to a goalless draw by a rudderless MYDA on FUFA BIG LEAGUE match day nine 9⃣.
On a soggy wet field of play fueled by a short 20 minute down pour at King George Stadium 🏟 lieing on the Lee Ward foot of Sukuru Hills, on form forward Fred Amaku fluffed a golden opportunity to give the visitors the lead in the 62nd minute with well taken thunderbolt shot that hit the bar from top left corner rendering the goal kee
per helpless, Ssali Musa could not complete the rebound on close range since the ball was cleared away for a throw in.
Maroons charges proved more dominance in overall 90 minutes but MYDA went closest to going on top when Geoffrey Serunkuma headed the ball straight into the back of the net from a tight angle during a rare first-half attack led by Vincent Kayizzi but the goal was disallowed for an offside by the assistant match official whose flag was up before the incident.
The visitors created several chances to take all three points but couldn’t convert any, they registered impressive upfront displays from Emmanuel Olinga, Tusubira Abra
ham, Norman Odipio and Bronson Nsubuga who kept the opposition side on their tentahook whenever they could generate an attacking formation.
They were largely frustrated by the hosting side playing only counter-attacks and on the few occasions they did get in behind, largely wasting a few opportunities got while using all necessary time delaying tactics of faking injuries among others.
Shots on target.
For all their dominating possession, Maroons struggled to get shots on target, they almost punished MYDA when Emmanuel Olinga broke away in the 85th minute, but MYDA's goal keeper was able to steer his shot behind for a corner kick whose result became wasteful, Fred Amaku also saw his last minute set piece saved by the ever composed goal keeper while Yaya Lutti missed by an inch when his far post shot going wide.
With the final whistle approaching the Luzira based club turned the screw creating a flurry of late minute chances, but the MYDA rearguard held firm despite conceding 12 clear goal-scoring opportunities to claim an un-deserved point.
Following the high increasing game intensity, Maroons made several changes introducing more attacking minded players like Ssali Musa, Bronson Nsubuga, Norman Odipio and Olega Ceasor but all their efforts couldn't yield fruitful results.
Maroons Debutante Norman Odipio received several rounds of applause from the electric home based fans with his stylish midfield play of faking opponents and passing to rare out of reach angles which appeared embarrassing to experienced MYDA players, he won the heart of the crowd who kept cheering him every moment he was with the ball ⚽.
The disappointing result sees Maroons FC drop to sixth in the FUFA BIG LEAGUE table on 13 points after nine games, five points behind leaders Kataka who move to 18. MYDA still lie bottom of the log having garnered only a total of 5 points from all their struggles.
Maroons shall play host to Nyamityobora FC in the final first round fixture on the 2nd January 2022 at Luzira Prisons Stadium.
Match Day Stat:
Completed passes: 199
Incomplete passes: 10
Possession won: 11
Possession lost: 13
Chances created: 6
Chances missed: 4
Attempts on goal: 12
Shots on target: 5
Shots off target: 7
Corner Kicks: 5
Tackle's won: 3
Tackles lost: 2
How Maroons Lined-up
Akol Emmanuel GK, Kizito Julius, Bayiga Patrick, Maxwell Okello, Silvestre John C, Luuti Yahaya, Amanya junior, Emmanuel Olinga, Fred Amaku, Bruno Bbosa, Abraham Tusubira.
Amir Nalugoda GK, Ceasor Olega, Ogwang Joel, Odipio Norman, Bronson Nsubuga, Ssali Musa, Kiibi William
The team was coached by Senfuma Muhammad and Chemari James