Emmanuel Kalyowa and Soana FC teammates celebrate goal against Lweza Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
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[/media-credit] Emmanuel Kalyowa (middle) and Baker Lukooya (Right) were on target for Soana against Sadolin Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Soana staged a remarkable comeback from two goals down to stun Sadolin Paints 3-2 in the Uganda Premier League on Saturday at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Davis Ssali, Emmanuel Kalyowa and Baker Lukooya scored for Soana as Alex Isabirye’s men extended their winning streak to three games, while decreasing Sadolin’s chances of surviving relegation this term.

Norman Ojik put Sadolin Paints in front after 15 minutes, heading home Ronald Lukungu’s clever ball from the midfield, before Karim Ndugwa doubling the advantage in the 29th minute, but Soana started their comeback with Ssali’s goal in the 43rd minute.

At 2-0, Jamal Sijali had a God-given opportunity to stretch the lead in the 41st minute, but the midfielder after being played through by Ojik squandered that opportunity as he shot above the bar in a one on one situation with the goalkeeper.

Moments later, Ssali was scoring at the other end of the pitch to end the first half 2-1, and Sijali will have himself to blame for not making use of that chance.

The second half saw the visitors enjoy a good share of possession and Kalyowa scored a solo goal in the 65th minute. The former Lweza midfielder drove the ball from the left-wing, dribbled past the Sadolin defenders before hitting the top right end for Soana’s second.

Lukooya then superbly curled home a free-kick from just outside the box to hand Soana all the three points, and for the second time in a space of seven days, Soana were coming from behind to win 3-2.

Victory leaves Soana seventh in the league standings but level on points with Vipers placed just above them.

Sadolin Paints remain locked in the bottom three with 25 points.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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