- Proline 2-2 Uganda U-20
As the Uganda U-20 national team (The Hippos) continues to prepare for the first leg of the CAF U-20 double legged qualifier with South Sudan, the team coached by Mathias Lule had a friendly match with Uganda Premier league outfit, Proline Football Club on Tuesday at Lugogo.
Vipers’ stylish midfielder Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye put the Hippos ahead in the first half.
Tumwesigye, a graduate from the U-17 national team (Cubs) chipped over goalkeeper Nasser Lwamunda following a poor clearence from defender Ibrahim Ssendi.
Hippos suffered a set back when goalkeeper Keni Saidi was stretched off with an ankle strain.
In came Express and Buddo S.S goalkeeper Tonny Kyamera for the rest of the game.
At the onset of the second half, Proline midfielder Daniel Isiagi squared up the game one all after a great combination from right back Saka Mpiima and left winger Sula ‘Malouda’ Matovu.
Moments later, midfielder Gift Ali created for Ronald Musana to tap home as the club took the lead for the first time in the game.
The youngsters staged a gallant fight, finding the much deserved equalizer through Vipers’ fast paced forward Steven Mukwala.
Mukwala finished off goalkeeper Michael Muhumuza after industrious play from Onduparaka youngster, Ezra Bidda.
Both teams optimally utilized the build up as a perfect measure for the up coming engagements.
First things first, the Hippos are preparing for the first leg of the CAF U-20 qualifiers this Saturday at Lugogo.
On the other hand, Proline will be facing Onduparaka next Tuesday at the same venue in a local league duel.
Proline is also among the eight clubs remaining in the 2018 Stanbic Uganda Cup ahead of the draws on a date yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the national U-20 team remains in camp at African Bible University, Lubowa and continues with training on Wednesday morning.
Their opponents, South Sudan are expected in the country on Wednesday aboard Kenya Airways.