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Mixed reaction for league debutants as Nyamityobora throw away 2-0 lead to lose 3-2

Ndejje 1-0 Mbarara City
Nyamityobora 2-3 Bright Stars
Paidha 2-1 Police
SC Villa 0-1 Onduparaka

What a heartbreak! By halftime, Wankulukuku stadium was buzzing. A couple of travelling fans chatted positively and sang praises. In the VIP sitting, club President cheerfully bought replica shirts to whoever didn’t have it.
The hosts, Nyamityobora were on cloud nine as they led Bright Stars 2-0 at half-time. They owned the first 45 minutes and could have scored more goals had the attacking pair of teenager Ibrahim Dada and Patrick Gonahasa.
As Bright Stars left the pitch, they were crestfallen. But as coach Fred Kajoba remarked after full time, he corrected his mistakes and introduced midfielder Methodius Jungu and Henry Kiwanuka for Andrew Kaggwa and Brian Enzama respectively.
Everything changed in their favour and they pushed Nyamityobora, who are using Wankulukuku stadium as their tentative home, to the wall.
Nelson Senkatuuka helped himself with a goal in the 48th minute, his third in two games, from the spot after defender John Paul Acire fouled him in the box.
the game seemed to have stabilised but naivety and inexperience cost the debutants as goalkeeper Frank Oringa gifted Alfred Onek in the 86th minute before Brian Kayanja’s winner a minute later after skipper Henry Wamala failed to contain Senkatuuka.
“We shall correct our mistakes because we are now in a terrible situation,” Nyamityobora coach James Odoch said, adding that playing home games at Wankulukuku does not offer them any chances.
His opposite, Fred Kajoba was convinced that even when they were trailing, they kept the faith.
“My goalkeeper (Simon Tamale) made stupid mistakes but we had to fight because the target is to win every game before us,” Kajoba said.
It was a bitter pill to swallow as Nyamityobora fans, who trekked the four-hour journey protested the loss blaming it on tactical errors. But the bitter reality is the side remains without a win in two games.

Paidha, Ndejje win
But Paidha and Ndejje, who both gained promotion this season, won their respective home game.
Sam Matovu’s 17th minute goal gave Ndejje an early lead as they beat Mbarara City 1-0 while Paidha, who use Onduparaka’s Greenlight stadium as their home, beat Police 2-1 in Arua. veteran strike Yuda Mugalu and Andrew Kidega scored for Paidha while Ashraf Mugume scored Police’s consolation.

Onduparaka stun Villa
Sixteen-time league winners SC Villa remain winless after two games after losing 1-0 to Onduparaka this evening at Namboole stadium.
A Rashid Toha second-minute free kick was all Paidha needed to remain unbeaten without conceding a goal.

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