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BetPawa Big League: Onduparaka suffers defeat in West Nile derby


Results for 21st December 2023

  • Ndejje 2-0 Young Elephant
  • Booma 4-1 Kigezi HomeBoyz
  • Calvary FC 2-1 Onduparaka
  • Mbale Heroes 1-0 Kiyinda Boys
  • Blacks Power 1-1 Kyetume
  • Police FC 1-0 Kataka

Today’s fixture, 22nd December 2023

  • Lugazi vs Jinja North – Lugazi

In a highly anticipated BetPawa Big League fixture at the Midigo Primary School ground, the home of Calvary Football Club, Onduparaka suffered a 2-1 loss against the hosts.

Amidst hopes of upsetting the hosts, the visitors from Arua went to Yumbe district with a lot of vibes as they entered the game.

Despite Onduparaka’s eighth position in the league table, giving them the tag of favorites against Calvary, who held the twelfth position, the match took an unexpected turn.

Calvary displayed composure and immediately exerted pressure right from kick-off.

It was Olado Ronald who broke the deadlock, securing a lead for Calvary by the 20th minute, marking his first goal of the season.

Andama Junior responded for Onduparaka FC, restoring equilibrium from Yakini’s exceptional free-kick and this momentarily rekindled Onduparaka’s hope of salvaging something from the game.

However Calvary got a penalty after a foul in the box which was scored by prolific striker Olaboro Lawrence but was ruled offside by the referee, despite hitting the back of the net.

Later in the dying moments of the game, Odeke Simon Peter scored the crucial winning goal for Calvary.

History repeated itself, reflecting Onduparaka’s struggle to secure victories against Calvary in Midigo, continuing their winless streak.

Generally this season, home advantage has played a significant role for many Big League teams, amplifying the importance of securing victories in one’s own territory.

As things stand, Police Football Club leads the FUFA Big League table with 30 points from 13 games, boasting an impressive record of 9 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss.

Meanwhile, Lugazi Football Club is gearing up to host Jinja North United at the Metha Stadium, with a potential victory propelling them to 29 points, trailing behind Masindi-based Booma Football, who holds the third position with 24 points.

The race for promotion to the top flight intensifies, with the top three teams eyeing that coveted spot.

On the flip side, Young Elephants Football Club finds themselves at the bottom of the table with 8 points, facing an uphill battle to avoid relegation.

Relegation candidates such as Kigezi Home Boyz, Jinja North United, and Ndejje University Football Club are also fighting to stay afloat in the league.

Looking forward to the 9-Year SCA anniversary

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