Mbarara City avenged their first-round loss to Nyamityobora with a comfortable 3-0 victory in front of a lively capacity crowd at Kakyeka Stadium on Friday.
South Sudanese international striker Makuweth Wol, Paul Mucurezi and Jude Ssemugabi were on target for the ‘Ankole Lions‘ against the ‘Abanyakare‘.
Wol scored as early as the second minute with a simple tap inside the goal area following a headed pass by Ibrahim Orit off Mucurezi’s cross from the right.
Nyamityobora was denied what seemed a genuine a penalty when Mbarara City skipper Hilary Mukundane pushed to the ground forward Peter Otai inside the goal area.
Mucurezi tapped home with ease inside the goal area as the Ankole Lions extended the goal advantage on 26 minutes following suspect goalkeeping by Denis Otim.
Moments after the goal, Nyamityobora called for a surprise early change. January signing Sadam Masereka replaced the ineffective Peter Otai, another secondary transfer recruit.
In protest, Otai kicked a water bottle on the side lines that splashed towards the direction of the fans.
Jude Ssemugabi wrapped up the matters with the third goal, a sublime strike on 71 minutes.
With the back facing the goal, Ssemugabi superbly controlled a teasing ball into the area by Mucurezi before he swiftly turned to shoot past goalkeeper Dennis Otim for the third goal.
Nyamityobora will still be at home against Express next Tuesday, 12th February 2019 as Mbarara City faces Bright Stars away at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe.
Team Line Ups:
Mbarara City XI: Ali Kimera (G.K), Stephen Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa, Hilary Mukundane, Muhammad Rashid, Pistis Barenge, Paul Mucurezi, Ivan Eyam (77’ Swalik ‘Bebe’ Ssegujja), Makweth Wol (80’ Siraje Misindo), Jude Ssemugabi, Ibrahim Orit (65’Ivan Mbowa)
Subs Not Used: Muhammad Ssekebba (G.K), Stephen Kabuye, Ronnie Kiseka, Ivan Mbowa, Swalik ‘Bebe’ Ssegujja, Zaidi Byekwaso, Raymond Onyai
Head coach: Charles Livingstone Mbabazi
Nyamityobora XI: Denis Otim (G.K), Jerry Jakisa, Joel Oyol, Barni Calvni, Benjamin Mpirwe (Captain), Edgar Mujuni (82’ Alex Komakech), Damien Nakalema, Fredrick Mayindi (40’ Ibrahim Mpengere), Peter Otai (27’ Sadam Masereka), Charles Musige, Ibrahim Juma Dada
Subs Not Used: Hilary Jomi (G.K), Charles Akandwanaho, Martin Arinatiwe