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StarTimes UPL: Mbarara, Kitara playout goalless draw

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  • Mbarara City FC 0-0 Kitara FC
  • Arua Hill SC 1-3 Maroons FC

Kitara FC drew their third game of the campaign 0-0 away at a Kakyeka stadium against a defiant Mbarara City on Wednesday evening.

A game which ended without a goal had the Ankole lions led out of the dugout by assistant coach Zaidi Byekwaso because their head coach Wasswa Bbossa was suspended on the day.

However the game kicked off in a one sided mode since Kitara were on the front foot from the first minute.

Eight minutes into the clock, Paul Mucureezi brought in a good corner but Dudu Ramathan failed to get a perfect connection only for the ball to sail wide

Three minutes later Mucureezi once again crossed a great ball from the right wing to find Omedi who didn’t get a touch finding Kabon Living who shot it wide.

With constant attacks, Another Mucureezi ball from a corner found Dudu at the far post who put it back into the box for Kabon to head it to the post in the 15th minute.

Five minutes later good vision from Kabon helped him find Mucureezi in the penalty only for the forward to head it beautifully which gave Mbarara City shot stopper Hakim Nsamba to pull off a great save.

Brian Ssenyondo’s army continued to be more dominant, bringing in constant balls through the wings but Mbarara City goal keeper Nsamba was alert.

With five minutes left to play on the opening half, Kitara right back Maxwel Owachgiu brought Down Ivan Donald Otude who was heading for the box. With a great ball delivered into the box off the free kick, nothing was yielded since Kusiima was up to grab the ball.

Two minutes into added time the hosts felt hard done after Henry Kitegenyi was pulled back in the box by Ibrahim Magandazi but referee played on only for the first half to end 1-1.

Six minutes after the restart, Sadat Nsubuga placed a pass in between the two Kitara centre backs Magandazi and Dudu to set Kitegenyi free, only for him to miss kick the ball.

In a second half dominated by the hosts, they missed chances from Kitegenyi, Yunus Sibira and Francis Odongo.

Kitara stayed third on 23 points after drawing only their third in 12 matches following their stalemate at Mbarara City.

For the Ankole Lions, they stay ninth on 13 points after 12 games. Action continues on Thursday.

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