After knocking Onduparaka out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup at the round of 16 stage and advancing to the quarter finals, Proline FC head coach Shafik Bisaso was quick to dismiss claims that the side wasn’t looking at winning the cup.
Bisaso’s primary target is to see the side gain promotion back to the top flight and winning the Uganda Cup would be a by the way.
“Our target is not this cup,” Bisaso told www.football-256.com. “Currently promotion to the super division is more important than winning the Uganda Cup.”
“If it so happens and we win the the Uganda Cup then well and good but we shall take it one step at a time because it’s not a priority,” Bisaso added.
Proline defeated Onduparaka 2-1 through goals by Bright Anukani and Ivan Bogere with Caesar Okhuti finding the back of the net for Onduparaka.
Anukani gave Proline the lead in the 5th minute off a Richard Ajuna minus that the latter just sent in the roof of the goal.
Onduparaka pushed for an equaliser and Sam Kintu couldn’t handle the pressure, he instead held the ball in the forbidden area, Okhuti converted the equaliser from 12 yards.
Once the second stanza commenced Onduparaka showed intent of wanting to kill the game as early as possible.
Vianney Ssekajugo on the right, left and through the middle endlessly ran through Proline’s back line with ease but not having the killer instinct.
At the hour marker, Proline’s custodian Hassan Matovu was called into action, reflexing and parrying over Caesar Okhuti’s effort.
Nicholas Ssebwato was stamping his authority for Onduparaka on the other end.
Ssebwato was eventually beaten in the 86th minute, Bogere tapped home a Hakim Ssekito cross from the left.
The FUFA Big League side held on and advanced to the quarter finals joining Wakiso Giants, Vipers, BUL, Nebbi Central and Kyetume FC.
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URA vs Bright Stars
Proline 2-1 Onduparaka
Kitara FC 0-1 Kyetume FC
Vipers SC 1-0 Kiboga Young
Nebbi Central 1-0 Nkambi Coffee
BUL FC 4-1 Bukedea T/C
Wakiso Giants (4) 0-0 (2) Tooro United