Onduparaka FC beat new entrants Wakiso Giants 1-0 on matchday six of the StarTimes UPL at Green light stadium to go top of the table.
Ibrahim Fauzil’s early goal proved the difference as the hosts registered their fourth win of the season and a third in a row.
The Caterpillars, playing their first game in Arua in the league this season, have now collected 12 points – They are joint top with BUL but Livingston Mbabazi’s side have a better goal difference.
Faizul bundled home in the sixth minute with his shot deflected into the back of the net to send the home crowd into frenzy celebrations.
Wakiso’s Karim Ndugwa had an early chance in the 4th minute to put visitors in the lead but his effort rattled a crossbar, Geoffrey Sserunkuma was denied by the goalkeeper twice while Kirizestom Ntambi fired wide.
Coach Kefa Kisala had an early change with Bukenya Lawrence paving way for Hassan Senyonjo but the tactic produced no fruits as the club succumbed to their third loss of the season.
Onduparaka are visiting Maroons on match-day seven while Wakiso will return to Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium to face Mbarara City FC.
Onduparaka FC – Yusuf Wasswa, Rashid Okocha, Richard Ayiko, Rashid Mohammad, Geriga Atendele, Ibrahim Faizul, Wahab Gadafi, Gibson, Joel Jangeyambe, Ceaser Okhuti, Rashid Kakooza.
Wakiso Giants FC –
Derrick Emukule, Katerega Muwada, Simon Namwanja, Fahad Kawooya, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Lawrence Bukenya, Ayub Kisaliita, Tom Masiko,Kharim Ndugwa, Krizeston Ntambi, Viane Ssekajugo.