Mbarara- Late diligent fight earns onduparaka victory that sends them to round sixteen of Uganda cup but before in first half, Mbarara FC pushed last season’s cup finalist to the extreme corners.
Much as Kabon Living had an early attempt that hit the wood work, the home side had a couple notable headers and shots on target that could give them first lead but was frustrated by goal keeper Anyama yet still the western side took the lead after corner kicker Erias Lukwago crossed well to Muhangi Michael who made use of his head to direct the ball into the net.
Two minutes later Mbarara FC conceded a penalty that was taken by Muhammad Shaban ‘Jagarson’ unfortunately saved by the young opponent goal keeper. Tension rose in the caterpillars technical department as time ran so fast triggering assistant Coach Mbabazi to introduce play maker Gadaffi and Okhuti who indeed brought positive impact in the last 20 minutes of the match.
A fantastic header by Okwir that happened to be a goal was cancelled as assistant referee declared it offside. However, the caterpillar’s creative game resulted into them getting about five corner kicks within a short period of time and eventually Okwir redoing exactly what assistant referee had nullified, converted a goal to the net by a header again and this time considered and earned the visitors an equaliser. Okhuti scored the special winning goal quite imminent with a header as well.
Match day Mbarara FC coach admitted he is Mbarara City coach however he had come to help the team for the purpose of developing football in the region and believes indeed his impact was felt as the underdogs made it hard for onduparaka. When interviewed, in his own words he said,”I am Mbarara City coach, reason why I came to coach this team (Mbarara FC) is because I want to help develop football here in the region, and indeed for today’s case atleast made it hard for them.”
In other games Sadoline Paints won against Agape by a goal to nil, Ndejje University lost to JMC on personalities four goals to five after playing goalless fulltime, Police had no compassion on guests The saints and wallopped them by fours goals to one and URA beat Bul by a goal.
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