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BIG LEAGUE: Proline suffer humiliating loss to 10 man Kataka

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Kataka players celebrate one of their goals. PHOTO/SANYUKA

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Proline FC 1-3 Kataka FC

Kataka FC beat Proline FC 3-1 in the only FUFA Big league game played on Monday at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

Usama Khayemba, Nassur Nandala and Emmanuel Mukisa scored the goals for the Mbale side while Mustafa Mujuzi was on target for Proline.

Kyoyemba broke the deadlock at the half hour mark following a brilliant exchange with Mukisa after Joseph Mandela lost possession just outside the box.

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Proline leveled matters through Mujuzi who flawlessly converted from the spot after Hakim Kiwanuka was brought down in the box.

Kataka players celebrate one of their goals. PHOTO/SANYUKA

Proline were deprived of options in the striking department largely depended on offensive midfielders Noordin Bunjo, Kiwanuka, Musa Matovu and Alpha Thierry Ssali.

In fact, Proline had no recognized striker on the day and had only two players on the substitutes bench in Arnold Sserunjogi and Ibrahim Ssendi.

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The second half resumption saw Kataka take the lead again through Nandala who perfectly headed from a well delivered free kick by Othur Swamad in the 48th minute.

Six minutes later, Kataka were reduced to 10 men after referee George Nkurunziza sent off Hassan Wadenga for an off ball offense on Richard Ajuna.

Mujuzi nearly equalized through the resultant free kick but his effort rattled the cross bar instead.

A minute later, Proline thought they had levelled matters again but Alpha Ssali’s strike was cancelled for offside.

Kataka put the game beyond reach when Othur Swamad set Mukisa who exquisitely struck from just out the box in the 66th minute.

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Bunjo almost reduced the deficit in the final five minutes but his strike was also cancelled for offside.

Kataka coach Godfrey Toldo lauded his players for the victory and set focus on their next game.

” I thank my players for the victory. It is not easy to win with a man less but we won. We failed to win our first game so we had to plan for this one so as to get victory. Our focus is now on our next game.

Kataka are now fourth on the table with four points acquired from two games while Proline remain bottom placed with only a point after three games.

Kataka will host Maroons in their next game on Thursday 2nd December in Mbale. Proline will visit Luweero United in Kasana on the same day.

Proline FC XI; Shatif Magoola, Mustafa Mujuzi, Richard Ajuna, Ramathan Juma, Yusuf Mukisa, Hamza Mulambuzi, Joseph Mandela, Noordin Bunjo, Hakim Kiwanuka, Musa Matovu, Alpha Thierry Ssali

Kataka FC XI; Edward Kasibante, Joel Anziku, Faraji Mugambe, Hassan Wadenga, Stephen Namaisi, Amis Nambobi, Francis Odong, Emmanuel Mukisa, Nassur Nandala, Othur Swamad, Usama Kyoyemba

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