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UPL: Nine Man Mbarara City Hold Onduparaka in Arua


StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Onduparaka FC 0-0 Onduparaka FC
Green Light Stadium

Mbarara City secured a hard fought point away to Onduparaka FC in the game played at Green Light stadium on Friday.

The Ankole Lions despite finishing the game with nine men after Karim Ndugwa and goalkeeper Ali Kimera were sent off remained resilient to walk away with a point.

The game also marked Charles Livingstone Mbabazi’s return to Arua for the first time. Currently the head coach at Mbarara City FC, Mbabazi was relieved of his duties towards the end of last season.

Ndugwa who is on loan at Mbarara City from Wakiso Giants was also playing against his former masters but his return at Green Light stadium ended on a sad note.

The striker was shown marching orders by the day’s referee Mashood Ssali after s nasty challenge on Viane Ssekajugo in 63rd minute.

Deep into stoppage time, goalkeeper Kimera was also sent off after a second bookable offence on Ssekajugo.


The visitors despite the numerical advantage to their opponents held on to pick a point.

The result means Onduparaka FC remain 3rd on 24 points while Mbarara City FC is 4th  on the log with the same number of points.

Onduparaka FC Starting XI
Nicholas Ssebwato,Fred Agandu, Rashid Okocha, Hasaan Muhamood, Richard Ayiko,Faizul Anini Ibrahim, Gadaffi Gadinho,Abel Eturude,Caesar Okhuti,Viane Ssekajugo,Living Kabon

Mbarara City FC Starting XI
Kimera Ali, Steven Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa,Muhammad Rashid,Hilary Mukundani, Pistis Barenge, Swalik Bebe Ssegujja,Paul Mucurezi,Jude Ssemugabi, Karim Ndugwa,Ibrahim Orit

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