Busoga United and Onduparaka played settled a 1-1 draw during matchday six of the Uganda Premier League at the AbaBet Green Light Stadium on Friday, 12 February 2021.
Shaka Ssozi gave the visitors the early lead before Living Kabon’s second-half penalty salvaged a point for the home side.
Ssozi’s goal arrived as early as the 9th minute as Busoga United took command of the game by the halfway break.
Upon resumption, Onduparaka reacted swiftly with three changes.
Debutant Hakim Magombe was introduced to face his former side when he took over Ali Mukiibi’s place.
Denis Andama came in for Emmanuel Ssenkayi and Jamal Malish paved way for Joel Jangeyambe
On the hour mark, Busoga United brought in fresh legs as well. Bernard Wamusi and Isaac Wagoina earned their first caps at the club, after taking over Shafiq Kakeeto and Anthony Mayanja’s slots respectively.
The equalizer for the home side arrived in the 65th minute through poster-boy Kabon.
Kabon beat goalkeeper Rogers Omedwa with a successful kick from the penalty spot to level the matters.
Busoga United midfielder Gerald Bagoole got booked moments later.
With 8 minutes to wind up the game, striker Shariph Kimbowa was introduced for Paul Ssekulima as Busoga United reinforced the attack force.
Moments later, Onduparaka rested Augustine Akoch for Muhammed Kyeline.
Defender Ramathan Yakubu who was making his debut at Onduparaka since crossing over from newcomers Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) was named the pilsner man of the match, earning Shs. 100,000 for the feat.
Yakubu Ramathan shows off the man of the match plaque
The stalemate took Onduparaka to 7th place on 9 points, same as Kyetume who lost 3-1 to Police at Lugogo on the same day.
On the other hand, this was only Busoga United’s second point in as many as 6 matches, keeping them 15th on the 16 team log.