By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
After suffering a humiliating defeat on Thursday at the hands of Proline FC at the MTN Omondi Lugogo, Nyamityobora hosted Kigezi Home Boyz with their qualification on the line. This fixture was one of the first among the Rwenzori Group played, and the Nyamityobora team put up a good fight to take the game away from Kigezi Home Boyz with a 3:2 narrow scoreline at the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara. Clinton Kamugisha who is in great form scored a hat-trick for the Nyamityobora side who needed to win to keep pace with second-placed Proline FC who don’t play until tomorrow. Kamugisha scored his first goal in the 36th minute from open play, before converting a late first-half penalty in the 45th minute to give his side a 2:1 lead after Grant Matisko equalized for the visitors in the 41st minute from the penalty spot. The two teams went into halftime with Nyamityobora registering a 2:1 advantage in that period of the first half. In the second half, Kigezi Home Boyz with a drive to get an equalizer needed only 7 minutes to find it through Roger Tabule in the 52nd minute and made it 2:2 with everything still left to play for in the game. The two teams then spent most of the second period defending their territory well with the forward movement restricted by both sides. But in the twist of events, Kamugisha who scored two goals in the first half to Nyamityobora scored his third goal to complete a hat trick and give the Nyamityobora side a 3:2 win that moves them above Proline on the Rwenzori team log to second.
As things stand, Nyamityobora now has 21 points from 12 matches and occupies second place on 20 points after displacing Proline (20 points), who still has a game in hand. But they are five points off the table leaders Tooro United who play on Sunday, 6th June 2021.