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Anukani scores twice as Proline beat Tooro United

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 25th February 2020 07:44 PM

The U-20 Uganda Cranes midfielder opened the scoring in the 18th minute and added another in the 73rd minute.

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The U-20 Uganda Cranes midfielder opened the scoring in the 18th minute and added another in the 73rd minute.

 
 
StarTimes Uganda Premier League
 
Tuesday
Results
Proline 2 Tooro United 1
Express 1 URA 2
Busoga 1 Wakiso Giants 0
 
Bright Anukani notched a brace as Proline defeated a stubborn Tooro United 2-1 to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive on Tuesday at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
 
The U-20 Uganda Cranes midfielder opened the scoring in the 18th minute and added another in the 73rd minute.
 
Farouk Kawooya scored a late penalty for Tooro United in the 85th minute after James Begesa handled the ball in the box.
 
After Kawooya's goal, Tooro subjected Proline to intense pressure and almost found the equaliser in the 93rd minute but the ball was cleared off the line.
 
Proline enjoyed plenty of possession in the entire game and created numerous chances, but Diego Hamis kizza, Hakim Kiwanuka, Rodgers Mato were guilty of missing clearcut chances.
 
Head coach Baker Mbowa said that the victory gives him confidence that they can win the remaining seven games and stay in the league.
 
"Very important three points we needed and we got them. Seven games left, we are still in a good position to survive relegation," Mbowa said.
 
He, however, warned his players to stay focused and treat every game like a final if they are to accomplish that dream.
 
"But my players have to stay on top of their game. We cannot afford to drop a single point now," he added.
 
Mohammed Kisekka of Tooro United, on the other hand, was left disappointed for the chances squandered by his players to close the gap on those above them in a bid to fight relegation.
 
"It is a disappointing result, had we won the game, we would climb up and boost our chances of survival, but we didn't utilise the chances we created," Kisekka stated.
 
But he remained optimistic that on 22 points in the 15th position, they will work hard to win their remaining games especially those at home to survive relegation.

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