Thursday 20th May
Mbale Heroes 1-0 Paidha Black Angels
Mbale Municipal Stadium
Substitute Brian Olega’s strike in the 65th minute gave Mbale Heroes a hard fought victory over Paidha Black Angels in the FUFA Big League on Thursday.
The visitors started brightly, getting a free-kick at the edge of the box, in the very first minute of the contest but Victor Kilama put it wide.
As the Blacks were looking for an opener another chance went begging after Kilama nicely threaded pass, into the box, couldn’t be met by Pithua Floribert
Mbale Heroes had a rare sight on goal but Kiberu Faizal attempt went wide.
Goalkeeper Oyirwoth Jonathan made a decent one-handed-save to deny Joel Male.
The first half ended goalless but Paidha was unlucky not to go into the break with the lead as they were clearly the better side.
The hosts came back a more composed side in the second half and started growing into the game.
Substitute Olega gave them the all important lead on 65 minutes, pouncing onto a defensive mix-up.
Goalkeeper Oyirwoth Jonathan made good-reflex save from Ibrahim Kibumba off a strike from outside the box, to keep Paidha at bay.
Despite late consistent pressure by Paidha, Mbale held on to register victory.
Mbale Heroes now leapfrog Calvary to 5th position with 12 points in 9 matches while Paidha stays 8th on 4 points.
What next for both sides
Mbale Heroes will travel away to Calvary FC at the Greenlight stadium on Sunday while Paidha Black Angels will welcome Blacks Power at the Bar Okoro stadium same day.
How they started
Hilbert Hatimu (GK), Ibrahim Kibumba, Joshua Opima, Jamaldine Buchochera, Goefrey Lubangakene, Davis Mayanja, Faizal Kiberu, Peter Otai, Luuka Okori, Joel Male, Vicent Owundo.
Paidha Black Angels
Oyirwoth Jonathan (GK), Ssonko Ronald, Walter Omara, Bithum Francis, Odagiu Khalid, Oyirwoth Desmond, Okello Denis, Aruwa Patrick, Pithua Floribert, Kilama Victor, Otingcwinyu Erick.