AUPL: Lubega Off the Mark as Proline Pick First Win

Edrisa Lubega (in black ) scored the winner as Proline got their first win this season

Uganda Premier League

JMC Hippos 1-2 Proline

Proline finally got their maiden win this season after defeating Jinja Municipal Council Hippos 2-1 in a game played at Kakindu stadium on Tuesday.

On a soggy ground after a heavy downpour, salve Daniel Isiagi opened the scores as early as the 7th minute but the hippos leveled matters nine minutes later through Moses Batali.

However, it was sensational goal scorer Edrisa “Torres” who ensured Proline earned maximum points when he scored in the 65th minute – his first goal of the season.

Proline started the better side and took an early lead when Isiagi met a well-curled cross from Gift Ali to fire past goalkeeper Tadeo Mwase.

The hosts pushed for the equaliser and Batali headed home Isa Magumba’s cross for the leveler in the 16th minute.

Proline missed the chance to regain the lead when skipper Simon Mbaziira failed to convert from the spot kick after Isa Magumba had fouled Lubega in the forbidden area in the 26th minute.

The score remained square as both teams headed for the mandatory recess.

After the interval, the visitors launched attack after attack and their efforts yielded fruits five minutes after the hour mark when Lubega rebounded Gift Ali’s shot that JMC Hippos’ custodian failed to clear for Proline to regain their lead.

Proline Head Coach, Mujib Kasule applauded the team for the spirited performance.

“It was a hard-fought win given the status of the pitch but we played as a team and the players put up a spirited performance even when they (JMC ) leveled,” said Mujibu after the game.

The result means Proline picked their first win this season and now have eight points in seven games while JMC Hippos continue to sit rock bottom of the table with just two points in seven games.


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