- Veteran striker Okhuti scooped the Pilsner Man of the Match
- The police players disputed the two goals scored by Onduparaka
- Onduparaka defender, Toha Rashid had earlier said the win would be a Christmas gift for the fans
- Onduparaka lost to Bul FC last week but reorganized for today’s win
Arua- Onduparaka FC has maintained the good run against Police FC after today’s win against the cops at Green Light stadium.
The lanky defender and captain of the team, Toha Rashid opened the scoring with a penalty after the defender for police was penalized for handling the ball following his fumbling on the ball inside the 18-yard box.
This time, Toha did not make a mistake but to send the police goal keeper, David Mutebi, in the opposite direction in 10 minutes of the opening first half. Moments later, Okhuti missed a golden chance after he hit the bar with an outside 18 box shot.
Toha Rashid the, captain had said in a press statement that police is a good side but they would make sure that the fight as a team to win the game.
“We will see that we win the game and I think it is going to be our Christmas gift to our fans.”
Onduparaka players celebrating a goal. Photo by Felix
The police then put up a spirited fight until the end of first half. In the second half, the police returned rejuvenated. But their efforts were thwarted with a 56th minute strike by Okhuti who beat the off-side trap.
After the goal was scored with referee pointing to the center, the police players kept on to dispute the goal claiming that it was off-side.
But the police shortly made it 2-1 through Simon Mbazira with a powerful shot that beat up Onduparaka’s strongman between the goal post, Nicholas Sebwato. Through the second half, Police Fc put up a spirited fight to equalize but to no avail.