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UGANDA CUP: Mbale Heroes edge Gadaffi on penalties to storm last 16s

Action between Gadaffi and Mbale Heroes (Courtesy)

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UGANDA CUP: Mbale Heroes edge Gadaffi on penalties to storm last 16s

GLADYS ZAWEDDE

Mbale Heroes edged Gadaffi Football Club 4-2 on penalties at the Mbale Municipal grounds to book a berth in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16.

Full-time ended 1-0 in favour of Mbale Heroes who had lost the first leg in Jinja with the similar scoreline.

Former Vipers defender Musa Mulunda scored the sole goal of the game in the first half put the game level on aggregate.

Mbale Heroes goalkeepeer Hilbert Hatim saved Najib Fesali’s penalty while Andrew Waiswa’s effort hit the goal post.

Lawrence Kasadha and Andrew Waiswa were the only players who managed to convert from the spot for Gadaffi.

Brian Olega, Peter Otai, Ibrahim Kibumba and Malunda converted for Mbale Heroes.

The game was Hussein Kheri’s first game in charge of Mbale Heroes since taking over from Bobic Odowa whose contract was terminated after the first leg defeat.

Mbale Heroes join BUL, Vipers, Express, Proline, Onduparaka, URA, Vipers SC, SC Villa, UPDF, Soltilo Bright Stars, Wakiso Giants, Tooro United, KCCA and Police at the round of 16.

Kitara and Kigezi HomeBoyz are yet to play, the winner on aggregate will take the 16th slot.

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