Krinya Jinja SSS FC hit the 30-point mark in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with a hard-drilled 2-1 win over Nyamityobora on Saturday.

Early exchanges

The hosts showed their intent as early as the first minute when Amaku pounced on a long clearance by Sanon, set up Sewava for a one-time shot but the keeper pulled it out.

Sewava was back on target four minutes later, cooling down a Bagoole chip and hit it but the ball kissed the post on its way out.

Youngster Jeromy Kirya grabbed his first goal of the season and for the club with the opener in the 38th.

 

                                            Kirinya Jinja sss fc starting line up

Bagoole had exchanged well with Drajua on the upper right, curled in a low shot to Amaku which, when trying to control, tripped over and let it go. Pengere came out to clear the ball but Captain George Kasonko intercepted and rebounded it back into the box. Kirya picked it inside the crowd, made space for himself and curled to the extreme right angle beyond the keeper’s stretch

Team celebrating for the first goal which Kirya Jeromy scored

There was a moment of scare a minute after restart. Sadam Masereka drove into our box ran through to the by-line and attempted to shoot in but the keeper deflected the ball.

Juma Dada met the rebound with a non-stop shot but Kawawulo was in the right place to save.

Second half

Coach Kikomeko made three bringing in Zziwa, Mandela and Muwawu for goal scorer Kirya, Akol and Sewava at different intervals.

The first change for Zziwa proved worthy as the youngster kept dazzling through the defence. The midfielder came close in the 76th with a curling free kick that rose an inch higher.
Bagoole finally eased the pressure with the second goal with only eight minutes to time.

Muwawu, who had just been introduced, dribbled through three players but was hacked down. Initially, the foul seemed to be inside the box but the referee awarded a free kick outside.

 

                                   Mulabi Sanon saving the ball from not entering the net.

Bagoole stood behind the kick and delivered a screaming beauty on top of the four-man wall and into the near angle.

The visitors pulled one back through Dada in the second minute of added time through a penalty.

The win takes us to 30 points from 22 games played so far.

                           Captain Kaonko Gorge leading the team