Ceaser Okhuti notched a brace as Onduparaka beat Maroons 2-0 on Saturday at Luzira Prisons Grounds to secure their first win of the season in the Uganda Premier League.
Substitute Ezra Bida who came on for on loan striker Alfred Leku needed just one minute on pitch to feed Okhuti with an important pass.
Onduparaka’s shirt 14 received the ball and had some dribbling skills to display inside the box, before sending his strike that broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute.
Ten minutes later, he was gifted for the second goal.
After dealing with an attack that involved Bida and Okhuti, goalkeeper Emmanuel Akol started the ball and engaged defender Allan Anguyo.
Anguyo, who was stationed in the 18 yard box failed to control the ball and Okhuti, facing an empty net collected it to slot home the second.
Maroons’ coach Asaph Mwebaze reacted by withdrawing Anguyo for Solomon Ewol and Ronald Orombi for Musa Ssali two minutes later.
Maroons, although with hardly clear cut chances created had been a slightly better side in the first half. They saw their counter attack go fruitless in the 30th minute when William Wadri’s shot slightly went wide.
There was nothing really to write home about for the hosts in the second half. Goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato was hardly tested. It was Leo Adraa’s men who twice came close to tripling their lead, with both Bida and Gaddafi Wahab’s long range shots going slightly wide.
Victory means Onduparaka who were involved in a barren draw with Proline at the Green Light Stadium on the opening day of the season register their first three points of the new campaign.
The Caterpillars join SC Villa, URA, Vipers, Kirinya-Jinja SSS, Masavu and Mbarara City as the only sides thus far, to pick maximum points.