There is currently no team being talked about as much as Arua’s on-form team Onduparaka FC following their fairytale run to the finals of the Uganda cup which will take place at 4:00pm this evening at the Nakivubo War memorial stadium.
A major national history awaits the team from West Nile if they win the cup to become the first upcountry team to do so. They have already made another history by qualifying for the finals on their first ever attempt eliminating giants SC Villa and premier league sides Soana FC and Entebbe FC.
This follows the team also known as The Caterpillars’ promotion to the Uganda premier league next season in similar if not more dramatic fashion having topped the region’s qualifying log throughout the qualifiers and ending the campaign unbeaten at home. The optimistic upcountry fans therefore cannot be blamed for expecting the best after boarding about 7 buses and over 35 other cars to storm Nakivubo stadium joining hundreds of others coming from different parts of the country.
The team’s danger man Shaban Muhamad ‘Jagason’ who has been a subject of discussion in the media following a petition by Vipers FC claiming he is signed to them finished as MVP and top scorer in both leagues. The inspirational skipper also contributed several assists for the youthful team.
Vipers who are tonight’s opponents eventually had to swallow the bitter pill and accept defeat after FUFA ruled that the player in question signed the said contract as a minor and was there for duly cleared to join a three-pronged deadly attack that also features Rashid Agau and Wahab Gaddafi.
The team first came to the lime after 8 of their players featured in a West Nile select team that stunned the Uganda Cranes 1-0 at their Green Light Stadium in the ‘Cranes Na Mutima’ country tour. A bigger prize of participating in the Caf Confederations cup awaits Allan Kabonge’s side.