Muhammad Shaban and Gift Ali
  • Gift Ali is born from the West Nile region, home to Onduparaka
  • He is arguably the youngest skipper ever in the top league when he captained Arua Garage before joining Proline

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East or West, home is the best they say. It couldn’t be truer for Proline midfielder Gift Ali who hailed Onduparaka, his home side in the aftermath of a 3-1 loss to his side.

The Caterpillars were beaten by a well organised Proline side commanded by the former Arua Garage captain who opened the scoring on a sunny afternoon.

“I am very proud and happy for them (Onduparaka players). They are doing a good job and can improve, that am sure,” said Ali, who hails from the same region as Onduparaka.

The visitors’ fans were in large numbers as usual at Lugogo and remained in support of the team despite a heavy defeat that saw them miss a penalty early in the game.

Ali called on the fans to stick and continue giving the support to the boys, revealing every player needs a fan base to enjoy the game.

The fans should continue supporting the boys. Actually, every player needs a fan base like they do have.

On the game on Wednesday, the Proline shirt 7 says the three points were paramount and hopes for even better performances following an abysmal show in the first round.

Yesterday’s win means a lot to me and the team. We didn’t have a very good first round and we are preparing for a better show in the second round. Both teams played well, an end to end game and the fans must have enjoyed. For me, I had fun.

Onduparaka hosts URA next at the intimidating Green Light stadium and the attacking midfield gem believes they will get things right in that game and also wished them all the best.

It’s a just one league game (the loss to Proline) so they should look into the next one and I am sure they will get it right in their fixture. Good luck Onduparaka.

For Proline, the next duel is against Police, a side coached by their former tactician, Abdallah Mubiru.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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