Proline Football Club bagged their biggest win of the season as they subjected Onduparaka Football Club to their heaviest defeat of this term.
Goals from Gift Ali, David Owor and Nelson Senkatuka gave Proline a commanding 3-0 lead before Muhammad Shaban converted Onduparaka’s consolation from 12 yards deep in the second half.
However, before all that, it was the West Nile outfit that hit the ground running. With two early attacks at Proline’s goal, the second earned them a penalty just two minutes into the game.
The crowd in the Philip Omondi Stadium terraces went into frenzy, and it was even more for those behind Proline’s goal as an opportunity to take an early lead had presented itself.
And it was forward Ceasar Okhuti who stepped up to take on the big moment.
Like most penalty decisions, Proline players protested the call but there was no change in mind by the referee and goalkeeper Saidi Keni went back to the line between the sticks.
Recognizing it was a big moment that would go a long way in putting his side in control of the game, Ceasar Okhuti prepared well (?) with his eyes on the ball and not the goalkeeper.
He jogged to take the penalty with a customary aplomb and sent Saidi Keni the wrong way but also fired the ball the wrong way, precisely wide of goal.
To say that Okhuti was disappointed is an understatement. He walked away with his head down as he knew he had in someway let down his teammates and of course fans.
Every sportsman recognizes the fact that there are highs and lows in sport. It’s no different for Onduparaka who are somewhat a family. The forward was consoled by teammates.
From that moment on, Proline grew in confidence and waltzed to victory. Okhuti could not live with it…