Kabon Living scored with just a minute to the final whistle to give Onduparaka a hard fought 1-0 victory over resilient Kirinya Jinja SS at Green Light stadium, Arua.
The Caterpillars were the better side for most parts of the game but failed to break through a well organised visitors’ backline in the first ever televised league in Arua.
Coming into the fixture, The Caterpillars had failed to pick maximum points from their two league games since the second round of the league got underway and knew that nothing short of maximum points would be disaster.
For struggling Kirinya Jinja SS, the game, like any other was treated as a final given they are battling relegation.
They did frustrate the hosts with their resilience especially at the back and also got some good chances which they failed to put away.
But as the game appeared destined for a stalemate, Kabon had other ideas as he struck the winner in the 89th minute to send the crowd into frenzy.
Maximum points lift Charles Livingstone Mbabazi’s side to 3rd on the log with 29 points after 18 games while the ‘Students’ stay second from bottom on the 16 team log with 13 points.
Onduparaka XI: Richard Anyama (GK), Alex Gasper, Saddam Norman, Simba Sabir, Akram Kakembo (Gadafi Wahab), Ibrahim Faizul, Mohammad Rashid, Gadafi Gadinho (Fahad Toko), Kabon Living, Ceaser Okhuti (Dickens Okwir), Muhammad Shaban ©.
Substitutes: Nisar Kasiim, Denis Andama, Emmanuel Olingaand Iddi Babu.
Kirinya Jinja SS XI: Tom Ikara (GK), Allan Drajua, Julius Debbo, Livingstone Mulondo, Mike Kawooya, Godfrey Akol, James Otim, George Kasonko, Anthony Mayanja, George Senkaaba and John Semazzi (Ivan Lubale).
Substitutes: Adam Kizza (GK), Ceaser Sapeo, Isaac Ntege, Collins Agaba, Abubaker Otwao and Joel Mandando.