Sunday, February 13
•Nyamityobora 2-3 Kataka
Kataka showed resilience to overcome struggling Nyamityobora in a five-goal thrilling Big League match at Kakyeka Stadium.
Playing in a lunch-time kickoff game, Nyamityobora were on course for their second win of the season when they erased Aka Makus’ early opener to take a 2-1 lead through Meddy Matovu’s double.
But Kataka scored twice in the last 12 minutes to pick a deserved win.
Aka put Kataka in the 11th minute when he swept in from a tight angle – Bashir Nyanzi’s brushed off a long throw-in from Stephen Namaisi to find Aka who squeezed it past goalkeeper Michael Lutaya.
Matovu then levelled matters in the 40th minute when his intended cross eluded goalkeeper Edward Kasibante to hit the post and in.
The hosts, cheered on by the home crowd, got the second through Matovu who raced onto a neat through ball before roofing it past an on rushing goalkeeper in the 54th minute.
Kataka remained in character and almost equalised but Hassan Wandega’s header from a well weighed corner was finger tipped by the goalkeeper for corner.
Kataka’s surge was rewarded in the 77th minute when Nyamityobora goalkeeper failed to block another long throw-in from Nyamaisi for Joel Sendi to score into his own net.
And it went from worse to worst for Nyamityobora who conceded another goal in added time!
Substitute Shakur Mafabi scored the winner in an unguarded net after keeper Lutaya mis-timed a cross.
It’s the sixth win for Kataka who move to 21 points as the side seek for a promotion slot to the Uganda Premier League.
Nyamityobora who have now conceded 31 goals this season, remain rooted at the bottom with just seven points.
What Next – Nyamityobora will hope to make amends when they visit Luweero United at the Kosovo Ground while Kataka will b at the Mbale Municipal Stadium welcome Proline next Thursday.
Nyamityobora – Micheal Lutaaya, Drenan Kakeeto, Wahab Lwanga, Joel Sendi, Gonzaga Cazola, Francisco Ssebuufu, Meddy Matovu, Kikonyogo, Nahason Nuwemukama,
Kataka XI -Edward Kasibante, Joel Onziku, Aziz Wambobi, Hassan Wandega, Faraji Mugambe, Stephen Namaisi, Francis Odongo, Emmanuel Mukisa, Marcus Aka