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Uganda Cup: Late Drama As Ten-man Proline Survive MYDA Scare

Friday, April 9
*MYDA FC 3-1 Proline FC
(Proline win 5-4 on aggregate)

Big League side Proline FC squeezed through to the last 16 of the Uganda Cup despite falling 3-1 to Uganda Premier league side MYDA at King George II Memorial Stadium in Tororo.

Proline who won the first leg 4-1 in Lugogo, survived a red card and kept out one of two late penalties before progressing on 5-4 aggregate victory.

Leading 2-1, MYDA were awarded a penalty in the added minutes but Paul Musamali missed from the spot, a goal that would have brought MYDA back into the game.

Ahmed Saleh and Amos Kirya scored in the 35 and 48th minute respectively as the hosts took steps towards overturning the deficit.

With ten minutes to go, Proline were reduced to ten men after Richard Ajuna was sent off for a foul on Amos Kirya.

In added time, Brian Umony got the needed away goal for the visitors to leave MYDA on brink of extinction.

Moments later, Musamali could have made it three for the home side but he missed from a spot with his effort going wide.

However, it was not over yet, MYDA was awarded another penalty after Nicholas Ssebwato fouled in the forbidden area. And Isaac Osikol calmed his nerves to slot the ball home.

MYDA huffed and puffed for the winner but it was too late. 3-1 it ended in Tororo.

What Next for Both Teams – Proline will face Nyamityobora away from home in the Big League, while MYDA face Mbarara City away from home at Kakyeka Stadium.

Players Used

MYDA FC XI – Osikol Isaac (GK), Outa Dickson, Muledhu Faisal, Mafabi Isma, Etojo Amos, Okello Stephen, Mutebi Eric, Saleh Ahmed, Kirya Amos, Mutebi Peter, Mpata Rashid.

Proline FC XI – Sebwato Nicholas(GK), Kugonza Norman, Ajuna Richard, Ramathan Juma, Mukisa Yusuf, Hamza Mulambuzi , Juma Sebaduka, Noordin Bunjo, Kirya Gerald,
Kizza Hamisi, Kiwanuka Hakim


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