Yafes opened account with Onduparaka as the Arua based side beat Bul FC 1-0 at the Green Light Stadium to register first win in the second round of the premier League.
The Caterpillars differentiated themselves from the visitors from Jinja at half an hour Mark when former Express player Mubiru Yafesi buried the ball following a clearance of Hassan’s header.
Nicolas Sebwato’s presence in between the metal ensured Bul FC leaves the home unbeaten record untouched as he made a couple of notable saves and punches.
Defender Mudde Hassan must be remembered by the fans at Paruku given his timely responses when called for to clear threats.
Coach Mbabazi had to respond to demands of the fans with victory.
Although with a one nil win, a win is a win in football. A goal draws the line between the two competing sides.
Onduparaka fans last witness victory on 22nd December 2017 in away 1-0 win over URA at the Mandela National Stadium.
Since then they’ve shared points with Express in the goalless draw, suffered 2-0 defeat to Vipers and 3-2 defeat to Soana FC.
The Arua club although is not in the level of relegation, fans demand to see their beloved club win and compete.
The financial investment big boys like KCCA FC and Vipers put in the market to attract credible players makes them best sides for the title but the fans of the Arua side expect competition amidst.
Mbabazi has been criticized for poor team selection and minimum utilizing of players such as veteran striker Caesar Okhuti.
However one cannot rule out his commitment and desire to see Onduparaka remains competitive.
It’s reportedly said, Okhuti desired to retire from playing football, but the Onduparaka tactician convinced him because of the knowledge of what the former Cranes can add to what he is building.
Yafes goal won the day for demanding Onduparaka fans and helps them maintain the fourth position with 29 points.
Whereas Bul FC has now suffered second consecutive defeat and seats 11th on the table with 21 points.