- Paidha Black Angels scored first with Andrew Kidega on the score sheet
- Onduparaka had to fight hard in second half to win the game
- First half ended 1-1 but with Onduparaka wasting three good chances
- Care International in Uganda joined the two teams in a campaign to put a Red Card to Gender Violence as the world marked 16 days of Activism
Arua- Onduparaka had to come from a goal down to win the much anticipated derby on Saturday.
The stadium, was packed to capacity with both fans cheering their teams. During the first half, Paidha Black Angels scored their goal in the ninth minute of the first half through a shot from Andrew Kidega.
The homeboys would have scored two first early goals through chances by Gadafi Gadinho and Toha Rashid who missed a penalty.
Gadafi was awarded as Man of the Match. Onduparaka fans were silenced by the early goal from Kidega but they rejuvenated after goals from Gadafi Gadinho and Okhuti. They were sent into frenzy after equalizer and the winning goal as they have always rallied behind the team.
In the post match conference, the Coach of Paidha Black Angels, Mr Abraham Nega, said: “We started well and we were determined. But football is a game of mistakes. Once you do a mistake, you lose it and we made mistakes in the last minutes and we paid for it.”
Paidha Black Angels are currently fighting for escape from the regulation zone also plays their home game at Green Light Stadium. Coach Nega said: “We still have hope but we have to work hard in the next games.”
Onduparaka fans celebrates the winning goal against Paidha Black Angels. Photo by Felix
Experienced striker, Caesar Okhuti, killed the game in 85th minute with a powerful shot inside the net. The Technical Director for Onduparaka, Mr Leo Adraa, said: “Most of the Paidha Black Angels were from here and the came and played very hard game for us. We had chances and Paidha had one chance and they utilized it. We would have won the game with more goals if we had used the three chances.”
Adraa said Paidha Black Angels played good football especially in second half but they had to reorganize in the second half approaching the game in more tactical and attacking style.