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Review: Malish Jamal scores first ever league hattrick at Green Light as Onduparaka annihilate Kyetume FC

Malish Jamal scored the first ever hat-trick at the Green light Stadium as Onduparaka put Kyetume to the sword | Onduparaka FC media

Newly promoted side Kyetume FC will hold the memory for long, as they suffered their biggest defeat in the top flight, falling to Onduparaka 7-1 at the Green Light Stadium, Arua.

Heading into the game, Kyetume were the surprise side of the newly promoted sides, as they lay seventh on the log. And had picked up some emphatic victories to date.

A surprise could have been on the cards, as the Onduparaka had failed to win three of their last five home games.

The Caterpillars did not take long to get themselves ahead, Julius Malingumu’s thunder bolt finding the back of the net in the 20th minute.

Onduparaka looked pedestrian up to that moment, and head coach Livingstone Mbabazi reacted by withdrawing striker Ceaser Okhuti and skipper Gadaffi Wahab for Joel Jangeyambe and Malish Jamal.

However, it’s the visitors who drew level with two minutes of half time to play. Deo Isejja scored for the Slaughters in the 43rd minute.

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Mbabazi’s side returned rejuvenated, and bossed proceedings straight from the restart of the second half. Malish pounced to grab his side’s second on the day cooling tapping home in the 52nd minute.

Second half substitute Vitalis Tabu set up Malish with virtually his first touch of the ball, for the forward to score his second on the day. Six minutes later, Tabu again worked his magic to set up Malingumu who made no mistake, grabbing his second on the day, and Onduparaka’s fourth.

A massacre was officially on the cards as Malish completed his hat-trick, and the first ever to be scored at the Green Light stadium in the league in the 68th minute. Again, Tabu was involved in the thick of things, also completing his hat-trick of assists.

Malish nearly added a fourth in the 76th minute, but was brought down inside the area as he barred down on goal. Tabu stepped up to have his name on the score sheet, slotting home the resulting penalty.

Surely there was no way back for Kyetume by then, but the Caterpillars were relentless. Malingumu also completed his hat-trick with 12 minutes of normal time to play.

The victory was Onduparaka’s biggest winning margin in their top flight history, as they closed the gap on second placed BUL Bidco to just a point as they take their points to 23.

The slaughters will need to regroup quickly, before they host fellow newly promoted side Wakiso Giants on Tuesday. Wakiso overtook Kyetume into seventh after their victory over Busoga United.

Both clubs are locked on 16 points, though Wakiso have played a game more. Onduparaka make the long trip to Mbarara, where they will visit Mbabazi’s former side Mbarara City.  

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