CAF Confederations Cup
Proline 2-1 AS Kigali (Agg: 3-2)
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – Proline FC ensures they progressed to the CAF Confederations Cup qualification round thanks to a 2-1 victory over AS Kigali on Saturday.
Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Proline knew they required just a victory as that is exactly what they did.
Two goals from in-form striker Ivan Bogere did the damage despite conceding a late Farouk Ssentongo consolation.
Bogere who also netted a hat trick in the first leg of the preliminary round against Masters Security opened the scoring inside 10 minutes.
The 20-year old completed a slick counter attack, heading in Hamis Kizza’s pin-point cross.
He then doubled his tally off a Hakim Kiwanuka well-weight low ball to send the home crowd into a frenzy.
Proline could have added a third before halftime by Kizza saw his effort rattle the cross bar.
As Proline were headed for a comfortable victory, AS Kigali ensure there would be some nerves in the end.
Ssentongo who was guilty of missing a first half chance, beat Proline custodian Hassan Matovu with a low short to half the deficit.
It was a poor overall display by the visitors who came close to scoring on just a few occasions before Ssentongo’s consolation.
Martel Mba saw an effort saved by Matovu after making a brilliant solo run.
In the end, Proline ensured they continue their decent display in their maiden continental campaign.
They now progress to the qualification round as one of the 9 teams from the confederations Cup. The other 7 who include KCCA FC dropped from the Champions League.
The qualification round draws are set to be held earlier next week.
Proline FC line up
Hassan Matovu (GK), James Begesa, Ssaka Mpima, Yusuf Mukisa, Mustafa Mujuzi, Bernard Muwanga, Hamis Diego Kizza, Ibrahim Wammanah, Bright Anukani, Ivan Bogere, Hakim Kiwanuka
Shatif Magoola, Ibrahim Sendi, Noordin Bunjo, Sula Sekamwa, Sam Kintu, Joseph Mandela, Andrew Okiring