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Al Merreikh will not have it their way after draw with Victoria University

Club from Juba translates slick passing to emphatic 3-0 win over a bemused Polisi of Zanzibar


2014 Nile Basin Cup

Sunday, May 25:

Polisi [Zanzibar] 0-3 Malakia (South Sudan),Group ‘B’

Al Merreikh [Sudan] 0-0 SC Victoria University [Uganda],Group ‘B’

Dikhill [Djibouti] 1-2 Defence [Ethiopia],Group ‘C’

MALAKIA of South Sudan who showed good touch in their opening match on Friday raised a notch higher to completely outplay Polisi of Zanzibar and win 3-0 in their Nile Basin Cup clash at Al Merriekh Stadium on Sunday.

At the same venue, SC Victoria University of Uganda held home club Al Merreikh 0-0 indicating that the Omdurman giants will not have it all their way in this inaugural Cecafa [Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations] tournament.

In the Group ‘C’ match played at Shandy City, Defence of Ethiopia beat Dikhill of Djibouti 2-1.

Decider

Meneylu Wondemu decided it with a 90th goal. Nigerian striker Shekur Awel had given Defence the lead in the 71st minute from a penalty only for Dikhill’s Cameroonian defender Franky Epee Enyime to level, also from the spot, in the 88th minute.

It was a flurry of a finish in a game that had remained deadlocked from the start.

Victory

In Omdurman, after a cagey first half, Malakia’s style of smooth passing bamboozled Polisi and Thomas Jacob Mathew’s brace – 67th and 88th – plus Richard Justin Lado’s strike in the 84th made it an emphatic victory for the team from Juba.

The star-studded Al Merriekh had all their ambitions stifled by a strong Victoria University and shared points was a fair result as the two teams guaranteed themselves passage to the quarter-finals.

Polisi 0-3 Malakia

TEAMS:

POLISI – 1. Nasri Suleiman Mzee: 12. Suleiman Ali Makungu, 15. Abdallah Mwalimu Kheir, 16. Mohamed Othman Mmanga, 3. Rashid Jumanne Kavuruga, 4. Juma Ali Silima, 8. Amir Adam Amir (11. Sadik Ali Abdallah, 49’), 17. Khalid Kheir Mtwana (9. Mohmed Hassan Vuai, 49’), 5. Mohamed Seif Mohamed, 10. Khamis Abdulrahman Haman, 14. Haule Innocent Haule (13. Abdallah Omar Ali, 71’)

Reserves not used – 1. Sishughuliki Ramadhan Mwendambo (Gk); 2. Ameir Ali Mwinyi, 7. Ali Khalid Ali

Coach – Ali Suleiman Haji (Zanzibar)

MALAKIA – 30. Mohamed Saifaldin: 4. Ibrahim Khamis Gasim, 3. David Dada Stephen, 8. Gabriel John Maion (17. Richard Justin Lado, 77’), 10. Yousri Mohamed Youssif, 11. Thomas Jacob Mathew, 12. Deng Arok Ton, 14. Clement Bido Rebek, 15. Ring Bagat Minyang (22. John William Sabino, 62’), 18. Deng Magik Deng (7. Deng Akuach Deng, 71’), 19. Ibrahim Zeriba Lubari

Reserves not used – 1. Kennedy Centerlino, 2. Angelo Peter Ajaj, 13. Esmat Taban Abas, 16. Philip Dalfino Abas

Scorers – 11. Thomas Jacob Mathew (67’, 88’), 17. Richard Justin Lado (74’)

Coach – Ramzi Sebit Lumori (South Sudan)

Referee – Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia)

I Assistant ref – Oliver Odhiambo (Kenya)

II Asst ref – Lee Okello (Uganda)

Reserve ref – Khalil Wadeed (Sudan)

Match commissioner – Elsir Mohamed Ali (Sudan)

Al Merreikh 0-0 SC Victoria University

TEAMS:

AL MERREIKH – 1. Eihab Mohammed: 4. Alaedin Youssif, 5. Serge Pascal Wawa, 4. Balla Gabir, 7. Ahmed Al Basha –captain (29. Ramadhan Agab, 64’) 10. Olivier Togbe, 12. Ghandi Kassenu, 18. Alvi Fakou (6. Ahmed Abdalla, 46’), 20. Mohamed Traore, 9. Shemeles Bekele (27. Faisal Musa, 65’), 21. Amir Kamal

Reserves not used – 30. Mohamed Ibrahim (Gk), 11. Ragi Abdalate, 9. Ramadan Agab, 15. Bassirou Bamba, 25. Isaac Malikh

Coach – Otto Pfister [Germany]

SC VICTORIA UNIVERSITY – 22. Benjamin Ochan: 2. Denis Okot, 25. Brian Ochwo, 26. Bernard Agee, 19. Martin Mpuga, 27. Maurishi Jjuuko, 11. Muzamir Mutyaba (8. Jackson Kibirige, 78’), 15. Yasser Mugerwa, 17. Brian Toorach (21. Dan Opolot Isiagi, 87’), 23. Mathew Odong (9. Muwadda Mawejje, 62’), 6. Caesar Saded

Reserves not used – 1. Ali Kimera, 18. Fred Agandu, 3. Hamza Delu

Coach – Morley Byekwasso [Uganda]

Referee – Andrew Otieno (Kenya)

I Assistant ref – Tadesse Tababal (Ethiopia)

II Asst ref – Raymond Bwiriza (Rwanda)

Reserve ref – Farhan Bogoreh (Djibouti)

Match commissioner – Simon Mugo (Kenya)

Media officer – Rogers Mulindwa (Uganda)