Ndejje University head coach Raymond Komakech is said to be optimistic about the chance of surviving relegation following a hard-fought 1-0 win to Maroons on Tuesday, February 12. 

The Uganda Premier League debutants earned a much crucial victory at the Prisons stadium in Luzira.

Richardson Asaba was the hero to find the back of the net on the evening in the 35th minute.

Asaba is one of the additions that the club made during the January transfer player transfer window.

"I am grateful for my players for the spirited performance in the 1-0 win over Maroons. We played a team and we were determined," Komakech said. 

"This away win has given us the confidence as we go to the next game against Tooro United."

"We shall ensure we fight exactly the way we did against Maroons so that we close the gap with the clubs that are also in the same struggle against relegation."

Maroons were forced into an early change when midfielder Emmanuel Olinga limped out for Chris Akena.

Former Maroons’ midfielder Isaac Kisujju, goalkeeper Derrick Mukule and Robert Eseru were the booked parties for Ndejje University.

Ndejje University are now fourteenth on the log with 13 points, jumping Nyamityobora who host Express on Wednesday at the Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara.

Maroons, however, suffered their ninth loss of the 2018/19 season, as they dropped to 13th on the log with 18 points.

Ndejje's lone goalscorer, Asaba was named the pilsner Man of the Match.

Next Matches:

Ndejje University host Tooro United on February 20 at the Arena of Visions in Luweero as Maroons will be away to Express at Wankulukuku on the same day.

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