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StarTimes UPL: KCCA and Onduparaka game abandoned after fans invade pitch to protest penalty

The Touchline Sports - StarTimes UPL: KCCA and Onduparaka game abandoned after fans invade pitch to protest penalty

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League game between KCCA and Onduparaka has failed to finish after several Onduparaka fans invaded the pitch to protest Center Referee Ronald Madanda’s penalty call.

With the scores tied at 2-2, Madanda blew for a penalty after he judged Brain Aheebwa to have been bought down in the forbidden area under the challange of Hamza Geriga in the added minutes to the 90.

That caused fans invasion into the pitch to protest Madanda’s call which they deemed was a controversial one.

Early in the first half, Rashid Okocha had putting Onduparaka ahead but Usama Arafat leveled matters for KCCA before Sadat Anaku put the Kasasiro Boys.

Just before the break, Onduparaka levelled matters from the spot after KCCA’s Ashraf Mugume was judged to have handed the ball in the area. Mohammad Shaban stepped up, sent Benjamin Ochan the wrong way to ensure the game went into the break 2-all.

Onduparaka also had a man sent off in the 90th minute as defender Jimmy Ndalambi was given his matching orders by Madanda.

It was an eventful opening half that had eventful moments through out the first 45.

With 10 minutes on the clock, Onduparaka first realistic attempt turned into a goal as KCCA goalie Benjamin Ochan punched the ball to Rashid Okocha. Okocha then shot from outside the box to break the deadlock for Onduparaka.

Less than five minutes later, KCCA responded to level matters through Usama Arafati who received the ball from Anaku to place past Mathias Muwagga and into the back of the net.

In a just a flash of light, KCCA took the game’s lead, Anaku heading in a well-delivered Herbert Achai cross.

With seven minutes to the break, Ochan made an excellent save to deny Ivan Okello from a free-kick, while a minute later, Muwagga parried away a ferocious Innocent Wafula shot.

Just before the break though, Onduparaka leveled matters from the penalty spot after Ashraf Mugume handed the ball in the forbidden area.

Mohammad Shaban stepped up and sent Ochan the wrong way to level matters.

The second half was so cagey as both sides were solid at the back. Onduparaka resorted to cautious approach that involved sitting at the back as they wait for Counters while KCCA struggled to create any meaningful chances.

Onduparaka best attempt of the second fell to Shaban in the 70th minute while Anaku had KCCA’s best attempt with a free kick attempt that agonizingly went above the crossbar.

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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