Uganda Cup: Onduparaka Defeat Mbarara FC to Book Round of 16 Berth

Onduparaka advanced to round of 16

Arua based Onduparaka FC surged up to knock Mbarara FC out of the Uganda cup in a match played on Tuesday at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara.

In a game that kicked off at exactly 3:30pm, rx both teams displayed a balanced performance that saw the first half end in a goalless stalemate.

The home team later took the lead through Micheal Muhangi’s 59th minute goal.

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Onduparaka had a chance to level matters through a penalty, nurse 5 minutes after the hour mark but Shabaan Muhammad’s shot was collected by Mbarara FC goalie.

Shaban later scored a goal which was disallowed by the referee who ruled the teenage striker offside.

The referees decision was protested by Onduparaka supporters who stormed the pitch, dosage bringing the game to a halt for about 5 minutes. Police swung into action to dissolve the chaos and the game resumed.

Police tries to calm down rowdy Onduparaka fans

Police tries to calm down rowdy Onduparaka fans

Dickens ‘Diarra’ Okwi pulled one goal for the visitors in the 77th minute to bring the game back to level begging before Ceaser Okhuti’s 85th minute strike that confirmed Onduparaka’s slot in the round of 16.

Speaking to press at the end of the match, Onduparaka coach Leo Adraq said the game was not easy but the hosts did not fight in spirit after scoring the first goal.

“When we realized we are not going to have a win in the first half, we tried to push up and then we opened our defense where the hosts got a chance to score but we later equalized and we couldn’t allow them to have another goal; all in all it was a tough game played,” Adraq said.

“Our target is that the finals of this tournament will be in our home district whether we are there or not; so that one makes us fight hard to be in the finals,” he added.

Mbarara FC fans cheer their team

Mbarara FC fans cheer their team

Mbarara FC squad

Otim Denis (18), Mwambanga Hudson (05), Waswa Hussein (12), Tweheyo Kenneth (13), Bashir Babu (15), Kakande Sadam (8), Muhangi Michael ((02), Lukwango Elias (04), Nambale Hamim (10), Sadam Nasir Capt. (07), and Kisembo Ismail (09).

Onduparaka team

Geofrey Lowo (28), Muhammad Shaban (09), Simba Sabir (07), Andama Denis (30), Adriko Alex (17), Akram Kakembo (29), Living Kabong (29), Gadafi Wahab (11), Babu Idai (16), Ibrahim Faizol (04), and Okwir Dickens (19).

Onduparaka Fans celebrate the win

Onduparaka Fans celebrate the win


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