By: David Gombe
Onduparaka and Mbarara City played to a goalless draw at Betway greenlight stadium in Arua a game that was dominated by a heavy down pour.
The home side started on the front pressing for an early break through and with only 4 minutes off the clock Gaddafi Gadinho free kick was well saved by Mbarara City goalkeeper Ali Kimera.
It costed Mbarara city 35 minutes to have a shot on target with Methodius Bassey shoting along range shot which was saved by Ssebwato Nicolas into the first corner of Mbarara city.
Mbarara City however gained confidence and created the best chances of the half with Bassey Mathodius forcing two great saves from Onduparaka custodian Nicholas Ssebwato, thus ending the first half goalless.
The second stanza saw the visitors continue dominating as it was in the first period but couldn’t find a way through a well organized and solid Onduparaka defence.
In the 58′ minute Mbarara got a free kick after a tackle on Wol wakweth by Gasper Alex Adriko just few inches from the eighteen yards box which sent into a glorious save by Onduparaka custodian Nicolas Sebwato.
With only 15 minutes to full time, Ibrahim Orit was shown red due to time wasting after being booked earlier on by the center referee Ssali in 33rd minute.His counterparts Yaseri Waibi and Kansiime Sam went into referee’s book with yellow cards respectively.
Despite being a man down the Western region side held on to a priceless point at Onduparaka.
The draw for Onduparaka today is the third in succession for the West Nile side after drawing against Vipers Sc and BUL Fc respectively and have now spent 270 minutes without scoring.
Onduparaka currently lies second on the table with 16 points and Mbarara City remains 12th placed on 10 points.
Kimera (GK), otyeno, Waibi, Mukundane, Alishe, Kansiime, seguja, Berenge, makweth, Barsey, oriti