Mbarara City FC performance in the 2019 Pilsner super 8 tournament could be a glimpse of what is expected from the Western side in the forthcoming 2019/20 season.
The Ankole Lions beat Onduparaka 2-0 to clinch the third place on Tuesday at the Wakisha resource center, Wakiso.
With Man of the match performance, Paul Mucureezi tapped home Hillary Mukundane head pass to give Mbarara City lead as early as the 5th minute, before Left back sealed the victory in the 74th minute with the second.
Ceaser Okhuti and Vitalis Tabu missed glorious chances for the Caterpillars as Mbarara City goalkeeper Thomas Ikara put up splendid performance on his debut since joining from KCCA FC on loan.
Mbarara City won Shs10m while Onduparaka who finished 4th took home Shs8m. KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi earlier predicted Mbarara City to give the favorites a run for their money.
Mbarara, who finished fifth last season under Livingstone Mbabazi, are under the stewardship of teenage Brian Ssenyondo whose potential isundoubted.
The Pilsner Super 8 preseason tournament, sponsored by Uganda breweries limited through Pilsner lager brand, climaxes this Sunday as holders KCCA face Vipers SC at Betway Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku where winners have Shs20m prize money at stake while the runners up have Shs12m.