Kyetume FC are just 90 minutes away from qualifying for the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Thursday afternoon at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
Kyetume overcame Doves 3-2 on penalties, after both sides settled for a 2-2 stalemate in normal time.
Wahab Lwanga’s own goal and Ali Ngongo scored for Kyetume while Robert Santos Baluku and Hussein Ndugwa scored for Dove FC in normal time.
Kyetume started the game on a high note hitting the woodwork from Robert Ssentongo’s header before Vincent Owundo had another effort saved by Dove FC’s custodian Ndugwa after just three minutes.
Dove FC came closer in the 17th minute of the game with Brian Muruli’s turning heavy short but Kyetume’s custodian Emmanuel Kalyowa was equal to the challenge.
In the 28th minute of the game, Dove’s Ndugwa again made a double save from Patrick Ochan and Vincent Owundo’s shots respectively.
Kyetume finally broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute with Lwanga’s own goal following Vincent Kayizzi’s sweet cross in the area.
Three minutes to the halftime break, there rose controversy when Kyetume FC head coach Jackson Mayanja was sent away from touchline in what referee Madhood Ssali interpreted improper conduct.
Nine minutes into the second half, substitute Baluku brought the matters to level terms after a simple tap in after goalkeeping error by Kyetume’s custodian Emmanuel Kalyowa.
From then on, both sides created several chances as they were looking for the breaker but failed to find the back of the net.
However in the 76th minute, substitute Ngongo separated the game again with Kyetume’s second goal, he rose high and nodded home Denis Lubowa’s swinging cross in the area.
With five minutes to full time, Dove FC again equalised following Kalyowa’s foul on Ronald Kyamanywa in the area, Dove FC’s Ndugwa stepped up and slotted lowly in the right corner.
In spot kicks, Steven Sande, Owen Kasule and Vincent Kayizzi were on target for Kyetume while Denis Lubowa, Ali Ngongo failed to convert theirs.
For Dove, Baluku and Andrew Omego managed to convert their kicks while Ndugwa, Samson Elianu and Ali Tusubira all failed to make it for the Masindi based club.