Saturday, January 8
•SC Villa 0-0 UPDF, Njeru
•URA 1-0 KCCA, Ndejje
•Onduparaka 4-2 Tooro United, Arua
•Vipers 1-1 BUL, Kitende
Onduparaka beat visiting poor Tooro United 4-2 in a league game played at Greenlight Stadium in Arua.
The defeat extends the Visitors misery as they succumb to a 13th consecutive loss and remain rock bottom.
Shaban Mohammed opened the account for the host in the 9th minute, Gabriel Matata doubled the lead before the half hour mark and Nathan Oloro made it three from a spot kick just before half time to take a commanding 3-0 lead.
Tooro United’s Hussein Mwanje (penalty) and Denis Ojara scored either side of Emmanuel Oketch’s strike in a 6-goal thriller.
This is also Onduparaka’s first win in eight games, a result which pulled them out of the relegation zone.
As expected, the hosts took charge of the matters from the first whistle and with in no time team Captain Shaban netted in home off Matata’s effort to send the home crowd in celebrations.
Again Shaban had a chance to have a brace but his bycle kick hit few inches wide before Ndalambi’s powerful Free kick kissed the cross bar.
The Caterpillars kept the pressure high and later Matata hit his first league goal which was a beautiful header off Emmanuel’s teasing cross.
The hosts continued to press harder and got rewarded with a penalty when Mansoor Safi was pulled down in the forbidden area in the process of meeting a corner kick and Oloro did no mistake to make it count to end the first half on high with a 3-0 lead.
Things changed a little bit straight away into the second half when the visitors took control of the ball possession, no wonder their efforts paid off in first four minutes of the half, when they pulled one back from a spot kick converted by Mwanje after he was fouled by Ndalambi.
The visitors continued to ask questions but Micheal Kagiri proved the best man in-between the goal post as he continuously denied the visitors on several attempts in their persue to get back into the game.
In the 76th minute however, Tooro United hopes of a comeback were erased by Oketch’s weak foot tap-in off Substitute Baden Mujahid’s fine work to make it 4-1.
Ojara’s immediate response in 80th minute, proved to be another consolation.
A win helps Onduparaka jump out of the Red zone to 13th position with 14 points and a loss to visitors means that they are still comfortably occupying the last bottom slot .
The hosts will make a trip to Bombo to play their abdoned match against table leaders KCCA on 3rd next month when the league resumes next month after the heck of first round which ended today, while Tooro will welcome home URA when the league resumes.
Onduparaka – micheal kagiri(GK) Isaac Okello, jimmy Ndalambi, Ahmed Amayo, Nathan Oloro, Ivan Okello, Emmanuel Oketch, Rashid Yakin, Mohammad Shaban, Gabriel Matata, Safi Mansoor.
Tooro – Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Posiano Segonja, Gerald Lubanjwa, Shafik Kakeeto, Rashid Lubega, Hussein Mwanje, Ronald Kayondo , Mark Nsubuga, Dennis Ojara, Edward Kawooya, Julius pirwoto.
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