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Super 8: Mbarara City powers past Onduparaka to finish 3rd

Mbarara finish 3rd in the Pilsner Super 8 2019. (PHOTO/File)

Pilsner Super 8

Onduparaka 0-2 Mbarara City

Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso

Tuesday, 20-08-2019

Mbarara City ensured they take 3rd spot in the 2019 Pilsner Super 8, defeating Onduparaka 2-0 at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium on Tuesday.

A goal in either half by star-player, Paul Mucereezi and Jasper Aheebwa did the trick for Mbarara City on the day.

The Ankole Lions showed their intentions early, taking the lead inside 5 minutes.

Mucureezi poked home from close range after he was teed up by Captain Hilary Mukundane.

Mbarara got chances to improve their tally in the first half but were undone by either poor finishing or strong defensive display by the Caterpillars.

At the other end, Onduparaka also had chances of their own but custodian Tom Ikara twice denied Ceaser Ochuti and Rashid Okocha.

Ochuti had a glorious chance to level matters at the start of the second half but after running through on goal, the striker hesitated and allowed Zaidi Byekwaso to produce a stunning tackle to thwart the danger.

With 16 minutes to play, Mbarara sealed the victory. Aheebwa bounced on a rebound after Ibrahim Orit was denied by Baker in the Onduparaka goal-from close range-and the left-back poked into an empty net.

The 2-0 deficit proved too much for Onduparaka in the end, seeing them end the competition in 4th spot.

The final of the Super 8 will be played on Sunday, 25th August 2019, with defending champions KCCA FC taking on Vipers SC at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

Super 8 latest results

-Proline FC 0-1 Tooro United

-Wakiso Giants 2(2)-2(4) URA FC

-Onduparaka FC 0-2 Mbarara City

Upcoming fixture

-KCCA FC vs Vipers SC

Pilsner Super Eight Prize Money

-Champion (winner between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh20M
-Runner up (loser between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh12M
-Third (Mbarara FC) – Sh10M
-Fourth (Onduparaka FC) – Sh8M
-Fifth (URA) – Sh6M
-Sixth (Wakiso) – Sh5M
-Seventh (Tooro United) – Sh4M
-Eighth (Proline FC) – Sh3M

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