Uganda Community whips Nile Stars FC 6-1
By David Mono Danga
The Uganda Community Youth team whipped Nile Stars FC by six goals to one in the quarter finals of the Community Youth Champions league on Friday last week at Medan Zahara football ground in Hai Malakal along Konyo-Konyo road.
Uganda community’s striker Ramandhan Mubiru, who had not featured in their previous games, scored a hat-trick then Katerega Abass added the fourth goal for the Uganda community team. While, James Ochwa scored the consolation goal for Nile Stars FC, the game ended 4-1 but due to the two Red cards given to Nile Stars’ players, Emmanuel James and Nicholas Alemi, Nile Stars FC consequently conceded two more goals as the rules of the tournament stipulates. Therefore, the full time result was 6-1 in favor of Uganda Community Youths.
In the other games, Juba University FC lost to Hai Cinema’s Volcano FC by three goals to one. Juba University filed a petition and Volcano FC’s goalkeeper Peter Poto and Winger Emmanuel Bida, saying these players were illegible to play since they are playing for the second division teams; Juba United and Zal-Zal FC.
According to the Executive Director of Salaam Allekum Youth Festival, Micheal Lugia the two players were eligible to play in the completion because their contracts ended with the second division teams.
“We investigated the matter as soon as Juba University petitioned the case, so we found out that Nile Star’s goalkeeper Peter Poto, who use to play for the second division team, Juba United actually signed a contract for Juba City who are competing in the third division, therefore, he is eligible to participate in the completion.”
“As for Emmanuel Bida, we found out that his contract with Zal-Zal Fc expired in June this year, making him a free agent eligible enough to play in the Community Youth Champions league. Both Bida and Poto are eligible to play,” Lugia told Juba Monitor.
Meanwhile, on Saturday Nyakuron Cultural Center FC beat 777 Police FC were 2-1 to qualify to the Semi finals of the competition. Danny Kuku and Gabriel Ngolo scored for Nyakuron Youth FC while, Masddy Luol scored for the 777 Police team. The 777 police youth were all over the place with almost 90 percent possession on the ball but the defense of Nyakuron Cutural Center FC was so solid that the 777 Police youth could not breakthrough. In the last match, Custom Youth FC proved winners over Wad Al Neel Youth FC in 4-3 penalty shutouts after three all draw in fulltime.