(Images courtesy of Onduparaka media)
By: Zawedde Gladys
Striker Ceaser Samson got off the mark with a second half brace to guide Onduparaka defeat Maroons 2-0 at the Luzira Prisons ground. The two teams came into this fixture after goalless draws in their respective previous fixtures and were on hunt for their first goals of the season.
After a stale first half, Onduparaka broke the deadlock 11 minutes after the break. Okhuti flawlessly put the ball at the back of the net finishing off an attack in the 56th after Onduparaka broke lose the Maroons defence following ball dispossession.
The former KCCA and Express forward had had a couple of goal attempts in the first stanza but he wasn’t successful.
Okhuti was on target once again 16 minutes later after winning possession inside Maroons’s box following a defensive lapse intensifying Onduparaka’s lead in the game with 18 minutes to full time.
Maroons goalkeeper and Captain Emmanuel Akol had a busy day in office and he would have conceded the third had it not been for his right back Eddie Kapampa who cleared off the line when he was already beaten in the 76th minute.
With 10 minutes left, Onduparaka brace hero Okhuti was denied a chance to complete his hat trick when he was withdrawn to give way for Karim Ndugwa.
Onduparaka TD, Leo Adraa attributed the win to experience
“It was all about experience and knowing what to do. They (Maroons) also had chances but could not convert them. Our next fixture is against KCCA, a team that beat us 7 goals last season but they will also hear that we beat a team with which they drew at home. We are different from the team we were last season.
” It was our first time in the the league but now with the new signings we made, we are very ready to get results from any team that comes our way.”
Maroons turn attention to their next fixture on Tuesday against URA at home while Onduparaka will visit KCCA on the same day.
Akol Emmanuel (GK), Eddy kapampa, Wani Ivan, Okello Maxwell, Anguyo Allan, Ayiko Richard, Orombi Ronald, Amanya Junior, Obuya Pius, Wadri William, Kiibi William
Bugembe Ashadu (GK), Mutyaba Samson, Ssali Musa, Kitagenda Godwin, Gonahasa Patrick, Ewol Solomon, Okot Felix.
Nicholas Sebwato (GK), Aggrey Kirya, Saddam Norman, Muhamad Rashid, Simba Sabir, Ivan Mboowa, Rajab Kakooza, Gadaffi Gadinho, Gadafi Wahab, Ceaser Okhuti, Alfred Leku.
Richard Anyama (GK), Adriko Gasper, Denis Andama, Ezra Bida, Kabon Living, Karim Ndugwa, Agau Rashid