A Detailed Recap of the Week 5 Matches in the 2024 UHA National Hockey League for Men.

Intense Action Across Exciting Weekend Fixtures

The fifth weekend of matches in the 2024 UHA National Hockey League for Men did not disappoint, delivering nail-biting finishes and standout individual performances across multiple tightly contested games. Held at the iconic National Hockey Stadium in Lugogo, the two days of action saw teams battle fiercely for crucial points in their quest to qualify for the later stages of the competition.

Saturday’s Thrilling Draws

Saturday’s first match between Wananchi and Weatherhead ended in a well-deserved 1-1 draw after an evenly matched battle throughout regular time. Wananchi’s Baguma broke the deadlock with a pinpoint penalty corner conversion in the 60th minute, but Weatherhead found an equalizer through Batusa only three minutes later to snatch a share of the points.

The second game of the afternoon between Badgers and KHC Originals saw the lead change hands multiple times before concluding in a 2-2 stalemate. Abdul gave Badgers an early advantage, but goals from Kimumwe and Epilo via a late penalty corner rescued a draw for KHC Originals in another tightly contested affair.

Sunday Delivers Decisive Results

The first match on Sunday saw WHC Titans pick up a deserved 4-1 victory over City Lions thanks to clinical finishing from Makumbi, Jjuuko, Owako and Kafeero. Andama’s 40th minute reply for City Lions proved mere consolation as WHC Titans’ class showed throughout.

In the day’s other match, Makerere managed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Thunders courtesy of Hamya’s decisive 58th minute strike. The University team’s industry and defensive resilience ultimately saw them home against their determined opponents.

Kampala recorded a 2-1 victory over Rockets in the weekend’s closing game, with early goals from striker Mpiima setting them on their way before Okethayot’s second half reply proved insufficient for a fightback.

Intensity Ramps Up as Season Reaches Midpoint

With the league now past the halfway mark, the competitiveness of matches continues intensifying as teams jockey for playoff qualification positions. Superb individual displays and fine margins decided the results across an action-packed weekend. As the 2024 season heads towards its conclusion, more twists and turns certainly await in the battling league’s evergripping title race.