Tuesday, February 8
•Tooro United 1-0 Onduparaka FC
•Busoga United 1-0 Mbarara City
Tooro United beat Onduparaka FC 1-0 in their second round opener played at Buhinga Stadium.
Mohammed Nsubaga’s 55th minute penalty was the difference as Ibrahim Kirya started his reign in a strong note.
The victory, second for Tooro United since they beat Mbarara City, ends the club’s 13-match losing streak.
It was an evenly a contested first half with few open chances created from both sides.
Onduparaka’s Denis Ojara, former Tooro United captain, had the opening chance in 25th minute but his effort over the bar before Ronald Mubiru’s shot was blocked into for a corner.
The Hosts’ only scoring opportunity in the opening half landed to Ronald Kayongo but his 27th free header was directed few inches wide.
Onduparaka’s Norman Ojik had a shot denied by the crossbar, touched down into goal line before going back into play where Gerald Lubanjwa cleared it away out of danger to end the half goalless.
The second half saw a different lively rhythm of end to end attacking display but the hosts took the earliest advantage.
And in 55th minute, Senoga put the hosts ahead through a penalty after being fouled by John Roger, a goal which proved the difference as the hosts registered their first league win in 14 matches.
Substitute Mark Nsubuga had the chance to double the lead with only a goalkeeper to beat but he placed the shot the wrong way.
The hosts kept on improving, however, but they could not find a levelled.
Emmanuel Oketch had a chance to level matters in closing minutes of the game but his powerful shot went over the bar before Kenneth Lukyamuzi denied Gabriel Matata to earn his side a win.
Tooro who are still bottom at table are now on 7 points from 16 matches and they will on Friday 11th, visit defending champions Express FC in their fight against relegation.
Onduparaka who have stayed 13th on the log with 14 points will on Saturday host Busoga..
Tooro – Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Gerald Lubwama, Rashid Lubeda, Musa Daco, Appolo Kaggwe, Martin Arinaitwe, Ronald Kayongo, Hussein Mwanje, Mohammed Senoga, Keneth Madira, Ronald Magwali.
Onduparaka – Michael Kagiri, John Rogers, Patrick Matovu, Amed Amayo, Ivan Okello, Denis Ojera, Davis Mayanja, Ronald mubiri, Mujahid Baden, Norman Ojik, Emmanuel Okech.