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Hakim strikes late to complete Proline’s comeback against Katwe United

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Hakim Kiwanuka scored seven minutes from the death of the game as his side, Proline FC came from a goal down to beat Katwe United FC 2-1 in the round of 64 of the Stanbic Uganda cup at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.

Katwe United FC broke the deadlock in the 4th minute when Lubowa Micheal volleyed the ball into the back of the net after a well-worked Tebusweke Allan pass.

New signing Habib Kavuma had a chance of doubling the lead but shot straight into the hand of the goalkeeper.

The home side dominated possession for the first 20 minutes until the 23rd minute when Proline FC got their first goal attempt with Hakim Kiwanuka sending his shot inches wide.

Katwe united defense was well organized and denied Proline FC striking duo of Brain Omonyi and Diego Hamis Kizza any space or time to shoot.

The game went into the halftime break with the FUFA Big League side in the lead over the current holders, Proline FC.

On the edge of elimination, Proline FC came back in the second half well-motivated and nearly leveled the matters but Hakim shot just above the goal.

51 minutes into the game, Brain Omonyi was controversially fouled inside the forbidden area by defender Kimezi Vicent and FIFA referee Shamira Nabadda awarded the visitors a chance to level matters, any opportunity that defender Mustafa Mujunzi took with both hands to spur the ball into the net from 6 yards.

5 minutes to the death of the game, Midfielder Hakim Kiwanuka handed Proline FC the games lead after Anukani squared the ball for him to Chip the ball above goalie Kasujja Quinton into the back of the net.

Speaking after the encounter, Proline FC coach Ayub Kizza said his side’s target this season is to defend the title they won last season

We want to defend the Uganda cup title we won last year even though it has been easy for us today but we managed to sneak a win away


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