With the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in a break, all eyes were in Jinja as the country’s second division got underway.
Gaddafi FC looked a better side from the start with several advances but their front line let them down on several occasions as they failed to bury their chances.
However, in the 36th minute, their striker Joel madondo did what he was brought for.
The former Busoga United forward tapped home Frank Mulimi’s cross to put the hosts in the lead.
Mbale Heroes tried to find an equalizer but all efforts were futile as Gaddafi remained the better side till the final whistle.
In the other games played, Proline FC beat Kigezi Home Boys 4-0 at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo, Tooro overcame Water FC 2-1, Arua Hill defeated Black Power FC 3-1, while Terrazo & Tiles and Luwero United FC played to a goalless draw.
Action continues on Sunday as Proline host Tooro united live on Sanyuka TV.