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Nkumba University Dominates Friendly Match Against Ndejje University

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Nkumba University, Kampala Campus dominated affairs during a friendly match against Ndejje University-Kampala Campus today at Old Kampala primary school securing a commanding 5-2 victory.

The early stages of the match saw Ndejje University making attempts to take the lead, but Nkumba’s top notch goalkeeper thwarted their efforts, denying them the joy of an early goal.

Tables quickly turned in the 36th minute when Taban Bosco struck a magnificent goal, and two minutes later, Omo Moses extended Nkumba’s lead, resulting in a 2-0 scoreline at halftime.

Moses Omo dribbles past Ndejje’s Mid fielder // Joshua Baleete

The second half saw Ndejje University return to the folds determined to regain momentum, but Nkumba remained in control. In the 55th minute, Omo Moses netted another goal, pushing Nkumba’s lead to 3.

Taban Bosco then secured his second goal in the 60th minute, and Bimba sealed Nkumba’s impressive 5-2 victory.

Ndejje University’s two goals were scored by Wiclif in the 63rd and 77th minutes.

Nkumba University Kampala Campus Governor, Abdallah Kayonde, emphasized that the match was not solely about the win, “It is not all about the win; this is good for both Universities as it promotes social cohesion.” Kayonde praised the sportsmanship and skills displayed by both teams.

As a representative of the student body, Kayonde highlighted the role of sports events like this in enhancing unity, “These events provide students with a platform for interaction and the opportunity to build on their common interest, which is education.”

Nkumba University team captain, George Kigundu during a thrown-in // Joshua Baleete

He expressed optimism that the journey to establish bilateral relations between the two Universities would further enhance academics as the two institutions have the opportunity to benchmark on each other.

Nkumba University’s Team Captain, George Kigundu, credited the victory to the team’s synergy, “To secure the victory, we focused on teamwork, good communication, and capitalizing on our strengths.”

Kigundu also expressed the team’s commitment to building on this performance and maintaining a winning streak in upcoming games.

He called upon the university administration to support such activities.

Despite the loss, Ndejje University-Kampala Campus team captain, Tumwesigye Isaac emphasized the match’s significance in fostering unity, “Despite the outcome, I think our team showed great effort and determination, never the less, this match served as a unifying factor, and we will leverage it to foster unity between Nkumba University and Ndejje University.”

This victory elevates Nkumba University’s status in the Kampala region as Kayonde’s men embark on engaging other Universities in friendly matches aiming at fostering Unity and building academic collaborations between Nkumba University and other higher institutions of learning.

Nkumba University -Kampala Campus team minutes before setting off to Old Kampala Primary School.
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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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