Proline players celebrate Ibrahim Wamanah’s goal. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

FUFA Big League | Thursday Results

Rwenzori Group

  • Ntinda United 0-3 Proline
  • Kiboga Young 6-0 Bumate United
  • Kabale Sharp 1-0 Kira United

Elgon Group

  • Wakiso Giants 2-0 JMC Hippos
  • Bukedea Town Council 1-0 Kataka FC
  • Light SSS 0-0 Entebbe FC
  • UPDF FC 0-1 Dove All Stars
Proline’s Isma Kabugu passes the ball during the game against Ntinda United. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Proline Football Club reclaimed the Rwenzori group summit with a smart 3-0 win over Ntinda United in the FUFA Big League at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Thurday.

Shafik Bisaso’s charges were ruthless on the evening, being denied by the opener as early as the 15th minute when Joseph Mandela chested home at the back post but the effort was disallowed for a suspected handball.

They did finally find the back of the net when Ivan Bogere had a sublime finish after 32 minutes for the opening half to end in favour of the Proline.

Second half substitute Ibrahim Wamanah, who had moments earlier replaced Isma Kabugu tapped home the second with 10 minutes left on the clock.

Action between Proline and Ntinda United in the all Lugogo affair. (Photo: John Batanudde)

Bright Anukani’s curl past goalkeeper Joseph Kigozi on 87 minutes epitomized the evening for Proline’s victory with three points in the bag as they also displaced Kansai Plascon.

Proline now has 26 points, one better than Kiboga Younga who humbled visiting Bumate United 6-0 at the Bamusuuta High school playground in Kiboga.

Kiboga Young scored through Jamir Nvule (2), Peter Lomolo (2) as well as a goal apiece from Moses Wafula Makoyani and  Kizito Zakayo.

Kansai Plascon has 24 points after they won 2-1 over Water at their Mukono Bishops fortress on Wednesday.

Proline skipper Noordin Bunjo talks to the center referee during the game. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Elsewhere, Kabale Sharp edged visiting Kira United 1-0 to keep pace of the leading pack as the competition for the direct qualification and playoff slots intensifies.

Ntinda United goalkeeper Joseph Kigozi is beaten for the third goal by Bright Anukani. (Photo: Aisha Nakato)

Meanwhile, in the Elgon group, Wakiso Giants remain unbeaten thus far with yet another commanding display in the 2-0 win over JMC Hippos at the Kyabazinga Stadium.

Bukedea Town Council piped Mbale based Kataka 1-0, Arua based Doves All Stars overcame UPDF 1-0 in Bombo while the Light S.S encounter with former top flight side Entebbe ended goal-less.

Three clubs are promoted to the top tier league.

Team Line ups

Ntinda United XI vs Proline. (Photo: David Isabirye)

Ntinda United XI: Joseph Kigozi (G.K), Wyclef Kasibante, Yunusu Kateregga, Solomon Ewol Olembe, Godfrey Mugambwa, Faiswali Kalule, Twaha Matovu Kizza, George Otim Mukola, Muhammad Kyeyune, Faluku Kawooya, Johnson Kamoga

Subs: Charles Mutyaba, Nasser Khemis, Alvin Birungi, Richard Ssekatawa, Ivan Tracisio Wafula, Vicent Lukwago, Raymond Mabunga

Ntinda United Technical bench. (Photo: David Isabirye)

Head coach: Christopher Lobbo

Assistant coach: Vincent Kafeero

Proline XI vs Ntinda United. (Photo: David Isabirye)

Proline XI: Michael Muhumuza (G.K), James Begisa, Richard Ajuna, Ibrahim Sendi, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Arnold Sserunjogi, Joseph Mandela, Bright Anukani, Ivan Bogere, Ismail Kabugu, Noordin Bunjo

Subs: Hassan Matovu, Emmanuel Asiiku, Ibrahim Wamanah, Hakim Sekito, Allan Gerald Egaku, Ibrahim Bonyo

Proline Technical Bench. (Photo: David Isabirye)

Head coach: Shafiq Bisaso

Assistant coach: Ronald Kaweesa

Christopher Lobbo, Ntinda United head coach in an interview with the media after the game. (Photo: David Isabirye)

We tried our best in the match against Proline. Unfortunately, we did not get the desired result. A quick change of venue from Wankulukuku to Lugogo could have suited our opponents who are used to the artificial playing turf. We shall recollect ourselves

Christopher Lobbo, Ntinda United FC Head coach
Shafiq Bisaso, head coach, Proline Football Club. (Photo: David Isabirye)

I am happy and impressed by the performance against Ntinda. The result would have improved if we were clinical. Going back to the top of the table standings is an added advantage

Shafiq Bisaso, Head Coach Proline Football Club

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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