LUGOGO – The third edition of the Philip Omondi invitational tournament started on Friday with the two time winners Proline FC registering their first victory against Nyamitobora FC a newly promoted club from big league.
Bright Anukani scored the lone goal of the earlier game to guide Proline FC past newly Uganda Premier League side in the opening game.
In the other game, host KCCA FC disciplined big league side Wakiso Giants when Pattrick Kaddu scored twice in each half.
Kaddu scored in the 32nd minute before he doubled his side’s lead in the 19 minutes to time.
The hosts started well seeking for an early strike but Wakiso Giants defence led by Hassan Wasswa Dazo stood still.
However, a mistake by Abdul Karim Kasule saw the Big league side lose possession on the left and Herbert Achai played a through ball to Kaddu who poked it home.
There was drama in the 38th minute when referee Ronald Kirangwa ended the game for half time before he was advised to continue play by fourth official George Nkurunziza and the match commissioner Mawanda.
KCCA started the second half better and pushed for the second but had to wait till the 71st minute to double the lead with a well headed ball into the net by Patrick Kaddu.
Stand in Wakiso Giants coach Andy Lule had made changes with experienced Steven Bengo and Geoffrey Luutu for Muwadda Kateregga and Ali Magomu while Isaac Ntege had replaced Abdul Karim Kasule.
Action continues on Saturday with Wakiso Giants playing Proline FC while KCCA FC will face Nyamityobora FC.
The tournament is in memory of former Uganda Cranes and KCCA FC legend Phillip Omondi.
Friday, 14-09-2018 Results:
-Proline 1-0 Nyamityobora
-KCCA FC 2-0Wakiso Giants
Saturday, 15-09-2018 Fixtures:
-Kamuli Park vs Proline @02:00pm
-KCCA FC VS Nyamityobora @04:00pm