Onduparaka Handed Huge Boost In Relegation Battle With A 2-1 Victory Over Gaddafi FC
Onduparaka Football Club managed to take advantage of dropped points from Blacks Power and UPDF FC yesterday as they recorded a 2-1 win over Gaddafi FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter played at Ababet Greenlight stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Rashid Okocha’s late winner proved to be the difference after Steven Munguci’s strike in the 52nd minute cancelled out Ezra Bida’s first half opener.
Bida put the Caterpillars ahead in the 15 minutes when he headed home Alex Adriko’s delivery.
Abonga Dominic came closed to doubling the lead for the hosts but his effort went wide as Onduparaka FC took a 1-0 lead in the first stanza.
After the break visitors Gaddafi pulled themselves level when substitute Mungunchi curled home John Byamukama’s cross past Onduparaka’s custodian Angufundiru Norman.
The Caterpillars should have taken the lead again when Rashid Okocha found the back of the net but his effort was ruled out for offside in the 65th minute.
Before Rashid Okocha aka the Landlord ensured the hosts return to their winning ways after brilliantly slotting past Gaddafi Fc goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa in the 91st minute.
Victory Caterpillar’s second this campaign gives Steven Bogere’s guns some breathing space at the bottom on 10 points after 17 games just two points adrift safety zone while Gaddafi FC are in the 8th position on 22 points from 16 games.
Onduparaka FC are back in action on Saturday 11th March as they host the winner between BUL FC/SC Villa in the Stanbic Uganda Last 16 before visiting Express FC at Wankulukuku stadium on Friday 31st March in the UPL action while Gaddafi FC host Express on Sunday 19th at Kakindu Municipal stadium in their next UPL encounter.
Onduparaka FC XI: Norman Angufindru (GK), Alex Adriko, Okocha Rashid, Luggya Morris, Yakin Rashid, Gama William, Gadafi Gadinho, Dominic Abonga, Davis Mayanja, Jarieko James, Bida Ezra
Gaddafi FC XI: Joel Mutakubwa (GK), Andrew Waiswa, Bakali Magunda, Amir Kakomo, John Byamukama, Yaya Mahad Kakooza, Johnson Odongo, Brian Kalumba, Joel Madondo, Elvis Ngonde, Alex Kitata