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Super Eight: Mbarara City Ease Past Onduparaka to Finish Third

Tuesday, August 20
*Onduparaka FC 0-2 Mbarara City FC

Mbarara City FC rolled over Onduparaka FC to claim third place in a FUFA Pilsner classification game played at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakissha.

An early goal from Paul Mucureezi and defender Jasper Aheebwa’s strike ensured the Ankole Lions win 2-0 and earn the Sh10M prize money.

The victory, is the second for Brian Ssenyondo’s charges who had beaten URA in the quarters before losing to Vipers in shootouts.

Paul Mucureezi in one of the games for Mbarara City. Monitor photo

After falling to Mucureezi’s fifth minute goal, Onduparaka, who finish fourth, had their efforts denied by Ankole Lions’ shot stopper Tom Ikara – Dennis Adama also nearly levelled matters in the 47th minute after a buildup that involved Vitalis Tabu and Bashir Bheto.

Subsititute Ivan Eyamu had a chance to double the advantage but his shot at close range went over the bar off a Mucureezi cross.

In the 73rd minute, Jasper Aheebwa reserved time from the back and fired in a lose ball after a miss communication from onduparaka Goalkeeper Yunus Baker and defender Ramathan Dudu.

Onduparaka FC settles for fourth. Livingston Mbabazi’s team beat Tooro United in shootouts in the quarters but lost 3-1 to KCCA FC on the semis at Lugogo.

Teams used

Onduparaka FC
Baker Yunus(GK), George Atendele, Rashid Okocha, Ramathan Dudu, Richard Ayiko, Dennis Adama, Wahab Gaddafi (C), Joel Jangeyambe, Abdallah Salim, Vitalis Tabu, Ceaser Okhuti

Mbarara city Fc
Tom Ikarah (C), Zaid Byekwaso, Jasper Aheebwa, Ronald otti, Hilary Mukundande, Brian Aheebwa, Solomon Okwalinga, Salimu Hudu, Pistis Barenge, Paul Mucureezi, Ibrahim oritti

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