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Proline keep Uganda Cup title defence alive

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 11th February 2020 09:51 PM

Proline gaffer Abubaker Mbowa said victory will boost the confidence of his side as they battle against the drop in the league.

Proline keep Uganda Cup title defence alive

Proline's Hamis 'Diego' Kizza (left) opened the scoring. (Credit: Stephen Mayamba)

Proline gaffer Abubaker Mbowa said victory will boost the confidence of his side as they battle against the drop in the league.

STANBIC UGANDA CUP ROUND OF 32

Tuesday results

Proline 1 (5) Admin 1 (3)

Wakiso Giants  5 MYDA 0

Kansai Plascon 1 Tooro United 2

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KAMPALA - Holders Proline squeezed into the Uganda Cup Round of 16 after a penalty shootout that saw them edge Admin FC 5-3.

Regular time ended with both sides tied on 1-1, which meant that spotkicks had to decide the winner on the day at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

In the opening half, Premier League side Proline took an early lead through Hamis 'Diego' Kizza, who tapped in Rodgers Mato's pass in the 12th minute.

Just when Proline thought they were through, substitute Walter Alele struck the equaliser in the 90th minute.

Four minutes of added time could not separate the two sides, forcing the tie into a penalty shootout.

The hosts buried all their penaltiers through Mustafa Mujuzi, Brian Umony, Mato, Kizza and James Begesa.

Alele, whose late goal extended the proceedings on the artificial turf of Lugogo, missed from the spot, his take easily saved by Hassan Matovu.

Titus Obbo, Allan Kirunda and Raymond Othieno all netted their penalties for Admin FC.

 hjh Admin delivered a dose of resistance to holders Proline

 

Despite the exit, head coach Admin Nasibu Nditta hailed his side for the good performance against the defending champions.

"Playing a defending champion is not easy but my boys played well. In penalties, anything can happen," he said.

"Now we have to go back and resume our campaign of qualifying for the FUFA Big League next seaon," said Nditta.

Proline gaffer Abubaker Mbowa said victory will boost the confidence of his side as they battle against the drop in the league.

"We played well, although we did not convert the many chances we created.

"It is good to be back to winning ways. It adds confidence to my boys as we continue to fight relegation in the league," said Mbowa.

Elsewhere Steven Bengo started well on his second stint as Wakiso Giants caretaker coach.

His side whitewashed FUFA Bilg League side MYDA in a one-sided 5-0 result at Kabaka Kyabagu Stadium in Wakiso.

In Mukono at Bishops SS, Tooro United beat Kansai Plascon 2-1 to also book a place in the last 16.

Action resumes Wednesday with Express hosting Maroons at Kavumba in Wakiso and URA tussling it out with Nyamityobora at Arena of Visions in Luwero.


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