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Big League: Kataka Climb Up To Second On the Table

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Kataka beat Young Elephants 1-0 at Mbale stadium to record their eleventh win in the FUFA Big League this season.

The Mbale-based side has now climbed up to second position on the 15-team table, with 37 points from 21 games – just three points below log leaders Police (37) who have however played two game less.

At Mbale Stadium, Lufumbi star player Swamad Okur put up another top perfomance, creating a brilliant assist for the home side to score before the end of the first half.

Latif Ssenkubuge headed-in to give the home side a well-deserved lead in the 40th minute, connecting in Okur’s well weighted freekick from the right after Muhammad Nsereko was brought down just at the edge of the box.

At the end of an entertaining encounter, Ssenkubuge’s goal and Solomon Okello’s clean-sheet were all Kataka needed to seal a very important victory at home.

Kataka, that have also so far lost six and drawn four times went into the Saturday game sitting in fourth position, but they’re now back into contention for Uganda Premier League (UPL) qualification.

How Both Teams Lined Up:

Kataka XI; Solomon Okello (GK), Steven Namaisi (C), Noah Kizito, Hassan Wadenga, Imulla Okello, Lazarus Ocira, Herbert Katongole, Swamad Okur, Muhammad Nsereko, Isaac Balyejusa, Latif Ssenkubuge

Substitutes; Chris Nsubuga, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Aka Marcus, Emmanuel Ocen, Emmanuel Kulanga, Junior Zzake, Muhammad Biafula, Tiff Kahandi, Joel Onziku

Young Elephants XI; Serrial Komakech (GK), Emmanuel Ojok, Harvard Agenerwoth, Samuel Lubangakene, Jimmy Oola, Brian Geoffrey Makayi, Erick Sunday Arop, Davidson Komakech, Majid Musema, John Baptist Kica, Victor Otwi

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Substitutes; Anthony Mathias Okello, Steven Too-Rach Mwaka, Sadam Opiyo

https://sportsnation.co.ug/2024/04/13/big-league-kataka-climb-up-to-second-on-the-table/

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