Uganda Cup (Round of 16 – 1st Leg):
- Proline 2-1 Mbale Heroes
Proline Football Club will carry a 1 goal cushion prior to the return leg with Mbale Heroes in the Uganda Cup (round of 16) at the Mbale Municipal Stadium next week.
This follows a 2-1 home win during the first leg of the annual tournament played at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Sunday, 02 May 2021.
The early kick-off duel witnessed two first half goals by captain Noordin Bunjo and defender Savio Kabugo.
Mbale Heroes found a late consolation through skipper Jamaldin Buchocera with 10 minutes to play.
Bunjo scored a penalty in the 38th minute after defender Geofrey Lubangakene brought down Rogers Mato.
Three minutes later, Kabugo volleyed home the second after chest-controlling a well delivered free-kick by left back Sula Ssekamwa.
Mbale Heroes had suffered a set back in the opening 20 minutes when their goalkeeper Ibrahim Bashir was stretchered off for Hilbert Hatimu.
Proline returned a far much changed side in the final half, attacking with vigour and high velocity.
Ibrahim Kibumba had a laid ball unattended to inside the goal area and Ronald Magwali missed from close range.
With 10 minutes to play, Kibumba’s delivery was headed home by Buchochera off a diving effort.
Kibumba had a close free-kick fly over Proline’ goals as the visitors sought for the much needed equalizer that never arrived.
The return leg between these two clubs will be played on Wednesday,6th May 2021 at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.
Team Line Ups:
Proline XI: Shatif Magoola (G.K), Brian Moto, Sula Ssekamwa, Ibrahim Ssendi, Savio Kabugo, Gerald Kirya, Noordin Bunjo, Brian Umony, Hamis Kiiza, Rogers Mato
Subs: Nicholas Ssebwato (G.K), Ramathan Juma, Alpha Ssali Thierry, Norman Kugonza, Ivan Ocholit
Mbale Heroes XI: Ibrahim Bashir (G.K), Ibrahim Kibumba, Joel Ayella, Jamaldin Buchochera, Geofrey Lubangakene, Ronald Mawgali, Faizal Kiberu, Akairamu Mundo, Edward Wamboka, Joel Male,Vincent Owindo
Changes: Hilbert Hatimu IN, Ibrahim Bashir OUT (Goalkeeper)
Subs: Daniel Jakony,Davis Mayanja, Alex Akapyo, Peter Otai, Brian Okoa, Luuka Okori