Luboyera’s Ottawa Fury condemns Kalungi’s Charlotte Independence

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Azake Luboyera celebrates with Gerardo Bruna for the opening goal of Ottawa Fury

Uganda U-20 star Azake Luboyera started in Ottawa Fury’s 3-1 victory against Charlotte Independence in the United States League at the TD Place stadium on Saturday night.

Ottawa Fury FC halted the Charlotte Independence 12-game unbeaten run.

Against the Eastern Conference leaders Charlotte Independence who had not lost in over two months, Ottawa was up to the task.

Eddie Edward opened the scoring in the 37th minute beating goalkeeper Cody Mizell off Gerardo Bruna’s assist.

Bruna scored the second, his first career goal before second half substitute Reid Adonijah wrapped up the business for the home side.

The 18-year-old Reid had replaced another teenager Luboyera after 66 minutes.

Substitute Davies Spies (who replaced Ross after 67 minutes) snuck in behind the back line and beat Callum Irving at the back post with 15 minutes to the end death for the visiting team’s consolation.

Uganda Cranes defender Henry Kalungi was an unused substitute for Charlotte Independence.

On Wednesday night, Ottawa Fury will play Orlando City B at the Orlando Stadium before returning home on August 27 to take on New York Red Bulls II.

Team Line ups:

Ottawa Fury FC (3-4-2-1): Irving, Edward, Del Campo, Venter (Dixon 45′), Campbell, Bruna (Manesio 89′), Rozeboom, Barden, Azake Luboyera (Reid 66′), Haworth, DePuy

Charlotte Independence (4-2-3-1): Mizell; Yearwood, Waechter, Duckett, Johnson, Estrada (Siaj 54′), Ross (Davies Spies 67′), Herrera, Hilton, Ekra; Martinez