By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
Onduparaka FC came from a goal behind to defeat KCCA 3-1 in a charity match aimed at raising funds to support the construction of a Hospice home for the treatment and management of patients with cancer and other long term illnesses in Arua.
Sensational young prospect Steven Serwadda gave KCCA an elusive lead from a superb free kick 2 minutes before the half time whistle came at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
The second half saw Onduparaka find the back of the net 3 times through Vianey Sekajugo, Rajab Kakooza and debut making Amis Mwanje.
High flying winger Vianey Sekajugo levelled matters 10 minutes after the resumption of the game.
2 minutes later, Rajab Kakooza gave Onduparaka the lead converting from the spot after Allan Busobozi was brought down in the box.
New signing Amis Mwanje killed off the game in the 89th minute with another penalty after Busobozi was brought down in the box for the second time. Mwanje had just replaced Ceaser Okhuti 7 minutes earlier before sending the young KCCA goalkeeper the wrong way.
A much changed KCCA FC line up was dominantly occupied by young players with Peter Magambo their skipper.
Onduparaka also handed a debut to Semakula Seruwagi another new signing who replaced left back Saddam Norman in the 68th minute.
The two sides will play a second leg at the Betway Greenlight stadium in Arua on Saturday 30th June 2018.
KCCA FC XI
Hassan Matovu, Ibrahim Obonyo, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Eric Ssenjobe, Hassan Jurua, Ibrahim Wammanah, Steven Serwadda, Innocent Atiku, Frank Ssebuufu, Achai Herbert
Ali Mwerusi, Begisa, Denis Okot, Kizza, Oscar Agaba, Walter Ochora, Francis Jurua
Onduparaka FC XI
Richard Anyama, Saddam Norman, Denis Andama, Hassan Muhamood, Oscar Agaba, Ivan Mboowa, Moses Ndawula, Wahab Gaddafi, Ceaser Okhuti, Living Kabon, Vianey Sekajugo
Yunus Baker, Allan Busobozi, Rajab Kakooza, Mahdi Ajobe, Seruwagi Semakula, Gibson Adinho, Amis Mwanje