Arua – Very tall in height and utilizes the advantage to destroy one particular team in different occasions, Toha sometimes known as Per Mertesacker eight months ago with a header scored the only goal for Onduparaka before the whistle was blown to equaliz a first half lead by Express at Wankulukuku.
At the same time, in round two of the league, as The Red Eagles visited The green light stadium hopefully and believing to break the Arua side clean home sheet, Allan Kyambade’s first half goal got nullified by the Onduparaka defender from a spot kick at the 44th minute.
A ninety minutes one all draw signaled hopelessness, yet little did spectators know what Toha had in store for Onduparaka before he headed into the net Gadafi’s free kick in the additional time. Our columnist Joel Jolikiba Anguyo had a brief interview with him regarding if the goals were by chance or intended, the 20-year-old said;
“The fact that we had a bad run in the league, this is a game of our times in which we needed to come back to our winning ways and of which it’s something we’ve worked for throughout the week, about scoring the goals, it wasn’t lack, the first was a penalty and the second was a last minute header, that is something I have been working on and I believed in myself because in the first leg I scored against them with a header, so I said why not? I can make it this time around, so it happened….”
The Ugandan defender as well acknowledged the efforts of other teammates and the contribution of the fans hence dedicated the victory to them.
“We played the game together plus the 12th player, I mean the fans, the game we won today for the fans because we’ve been having a bad run and actually I am happy for the team, it was a team work. Without my team mates it won’t be possible….” Stated Toha.
The special comeback made by Onduparaka as the effect of Toha’s brace caused displacement of the Express from the 5th position on the table to 6th as Livingstone Mbabazi’s side took over the 5th. Forth coming Tuesday 9th May, The Caterpillars will face another huge task against Vipers who lost by a goal to nil in The Greenlight stadium during the first leg.
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