Defending champions and FUFA Big League side Proline FC beat StarTimes UPL’s MYDA FC 4-1 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 tie at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday evening.
Goals from Hakim Kiwanuka, Brian Omony, Diego Hamis Kizza and Alpha Ssali Thiery ensured the Lugogo based side take a first-leg advantage before travelling to Tororo for the second leg.
With just four minutes on the clock, Kiwanuka netted the opener with a brilliant finish past the MYDA goalie Osikol Isaac to put Proline on their way.
Leading by a goal, Proline continued to dominate proceedings but Kizza and Umony failed to capitalize on the few chances they created at the moment.
Just before the halftime break, Proline scored two quick successive goals in less than 90 seconds to triple their advantage.
Umony scored from the penalty spot in the 45th minute of play after Stephen Okello handled the ball in the forbidden area before Diego Hamis Kizza added the third a few seconds after, following a brilliant interplay with Kiwanuka.
MYDA’s best scoring chance in the first half came from the former KCCA FC defender, Paul Musamali, who had his freekick saved by Nicholas Sebwato.
Alpha Ssali, who came on for Umony added Proline’s fourth of the game in the 88th minute after he exquisitely dribbled past two players to slot home the game’s last goal.
Ahmed Saleh got MYDA’s consolation just before the death of the game.
The two sides will face off again in the second leg on Saturday at Kings George IV Memorial Stadium, Tororo.