Uganda Premier League
Proline FC 3-2 Maroons FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – Edrisa Lubega was in inspiring form on Tuesday as Proline edged Maroons 3-2 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The forward struck once and was brought down in the area in the build up to the second goal.
Lubega who returned to Proline this summer following two years in Europe, lashed onto Mustafa Mujuzi’s long pass before firing past the helpless Hannington Ssebwalunyo for the opener on 8 minutes.
He was then brought down by the on-rushing custodian on 36 minutes before Mujuzi converted from the spot for 2-0.
Lubega’s goal on the day was his third for the season and if Proline are to stay up this season, the striker will need to put out such performances week in and out.
Proline came into the game with just five points and were the better side for most of the game and after Steven Mukwala had halved the deficit off an Abraham Tusubira free kick on 57 minutes, they restored their two goal caution through substitute Hamis Diego Kizza with 8 minutes to play.
Kizza had earlier in the second half replaced the under-performing captain Noordin Bunjo.
However, Maroons would not go down without a fight and substitute Solomon Walusimbi scored their second on 85 minutes.
Maroon and Mukwala will feel they would have done more on the day but consistently failed to hit the target.
The Vipers loanee saw a shot blocked by Mujuzi before he unleashed a fierce drive which went inches wide.
Mukwala also saw a free kick tipped over by custodian Hassan Matovu. He then acrobatically tried his luck from just outside the box but once again failed to hit the target.
This is 4th victory of the season and it sees them climb to 8 points for the season. However, they remain bottom of the pile after seeing six points docked off them for failing to honour their home fixture against SC Villa early in the season.
For Maroons, they stay 7th with 19 points from 14 games having now lost 5, won as many and drawn four so far.
Proline’s next fixture will be away to URA FC.
How both teams started
Hassan Matovu (GK), Begisa James, Richard Ajuna, Ibrahim Sendi, Mustafa Mujuzi, Ibrahima Wamannah, Bright Anukani, Noordin Bunjo, Hakim Kiwanuka, Edrisa Lubega, Joseph Mandela
Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Sylvester Okello, Martin Mpuga, Edward Kabona, Abraham Tusubira, Ceaser Olega, Davis Mayanja, Felix Okot, Pius Obuya, Fred Amaku, Steven Mukwala