Busoga United 2-0 Onduparaka
A goal in either half by Franco Magero Balabala and Isma Mugulusi ensured Busoga United get a 2-0 commanding victory over Onduparaka in the Uganda Premier League game played on Wednesday.
The one sided duel played at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru in Jinja, officially tipped off the commencement of the league after a two-week international break.
Coached by Abbey Kikomeko, Busoga United drew first blood in the game from a penalty kick following Joel Jangeyambe’s foul on Shaka Ssozi in the area.
Midfielder Balabala stepped up and pocked home past Onduparaka’s custodian Tony Kyamera putting the hosts in the 3rd minute lead.
Busoga United landed another scoring opportunity but Kirya Jeromy was denied by the upright before striker Mugulusi’s ambitious shot went few inches wide.
In the 53rd minute, Mugulusi doubled Busoga United’s advantage. Shaka Ssozi penetrated Onduparaka’s defense and played through Mugulusi who curled home a reflex finish in the right bottom corner of the net.
Ssozi narrowly stretched Busoga United’s lead on the hour mark when he forced a fine stretching save from custodian Kyamera before Balabala was cautioned for a foul on Hakim Magombe.
Onduparaka’s Living Kabon and Busoga United’s first goal scorer Magero were booked towards game ending while Mugulusi walked away with the man of the match honor.
Busoga United now counts 17 points from 16 matches positioned in the 11th as Onduparaka remains 8th placed on the 16-team log with 21 points.
Omedwa Rogers (GK), Onen Franco, Kalyowa George, Muganga Douglas, Shafik Kaketo, Magero Balabala, Kasonko George, Kirya Jeromy, Mayanja Anthony, Shaka Ssozi, Mugulusi Isma
Substitutes: Wagoina Isaac, Opolot Joseph, Opaala Edrine, Ssekulima Paul, Batwawula Ashraf, Bagoole Gerald, Benda Byron
Tony Kyamera (GK), Gasper Adriko, Najib Tusaba, Hamuza Geriga, Mahad Ajobe, Hakim Magombe, Kabon Living, Oscar Agaba, Emmanuel Oketch, Gabriel Matata, Joel Jangeyambe
Substitutes: Michael Kagiri (G.K), John Rogers, Augustine Akoch, Allan Busobozi, Ali Mukiibi, Thiago Amis Muwonge, Jamal Malish, Derrick Ochen, Emmanuel Ssenkayi, Moses Okot