Ten years has been such a long time. Can you even remember it’s been within the last 10-years that Vipers SC has won all it’s 3 league titles?
It seems like a very long time ago, but some things remain fresh in people’s minds. Can you imagine, it’s been within the last 10-years that KCCA FC has won 5 of its thirteen league titles including a maiden double in 2016/17?
well, the decade that kicked with the Kitende based winning its first league title could happen again with the new one that begins tomorrow.
Here’s a recap of what you might have missed in the last 10-years of the Startimes Uganda Premier League and Uganda Cup seasons.
Bunamwanya SC (currently Vipers SC) were crowned champions of the Uganda Super League just 3-years after being promoted to Uganda’s top-flight, finishing with 74 points in 34 games. They beat Express’ Red Eagles to the title by 2-points.
Top Scorer: Tony Odur (21) Bunamwanya SC
Relegated: Tigers FC, Maji FC, Igaga Town Council, Hoima FC, and Arua Central FC.
Uganda Cup: Victors FC beat Simba 5-4 on penalties after a 1-all draw in 90 minutes.
Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) finished comfortably atop the Uganda Super League standings on 59 points, beating their closest challenger to the title by 11-points. It was their 4th and last title.
Top Scorer: Diego Hamis Kizza, URA (14 goals)
Relegated: Fire Masters and Gulu United FC
Uganda Cup: Simba FC defeated URA 2-1.
This comes off as one of the tightest title races we have witnessed this decade. With a few matches remaining to the end of the season, a decision to demote Fire Masters FC came off decisively ugly. The decision meant all matches involving the Kibuli best side had been canceled and results nullified.
Sam Simbwa’s Express FC who had garnered only 3-points against the Kibuli based side gained an advantage over URA FC who were leading the standings after losing 6 points in the due course. They finished just a point above Bunamwanya SC to be crowned the 2011-12 Uganda Super League Champions.
Express FC ended the season with 54 points while Vipers SC finished on 53 points
Topscorer: Robert Ssentogo (URA) – 13 goals
Relegated teams: Hoima-Busia, UTODA, Fire Masters
Uganda Cup: URA beat Bunamwanya SC 1-0
KCCA FC won another Uganda Premier League title after a spell of 4 years. The Kasassiro Boys finished 7 points above URA FC to win their 9th League title with the help of players like Herman Wasswa who they had acquired from SC Villa in the January transfer window and went on to clinch the top scorer’s gong.
Topscorer: Herman Wasswa ( Villa and KCCA) – 20 goals
Relegated: Victors, Aurum Roses and Waters FC
Uganda Cup: Victoria University beat Vipers on penalties 5-3 after a 1-all draw at Full time.
KCCA defended the title amidst stiff competition from SC Victoria University. The Lugogo based side finished just a point above the University to win their 10th title.
Top scorer: Francis Olaki (Soana FC) – 15 goals.
Relegated: Masaka LC, Proline FC, and CRO FC
Uganda Cup: URA defeated KCCA FC 4-2 on penalties after a 2-all draw at full time.
Vipers, formerly Bunamwaya (renamed in 2012), led by Edward Golola won their 2nd league title in history in style. They ended the season with only one loss losing only 1 game in 38.
The Venoms had close ties with St. Mary’s School, Kitende winning the title with 17-players on the title-winning squad.
Top scorer: Robert Ssentogo (URA)- 15 goals
Relegated teams: Kira Young, Rwenshama FC, Entebbe FC
Uganda Cup: SC Villa defeated KCCA 3-0 after a replay at Namboole, in one of the most controversial Uganda Cup final in history.
After Sam Ssimbwa was let go, Mike Mutebi got his hands on his first league title when he propelled the Lugogo based side to their 11th league title in history.
Top scorer: Robert Ssentogo (URA) – 18 goals
Relegated teams: Simba FC, Victoria University and Maroons FC
Uganda Cup: Vipers SC crowned their first Uganda cup title after beating resilient Onduparaka FC 3-0 at Nakivubo stadium.
KCCA FC defended its title for the second time in 6 years beating off competition from Villa SC and Vipers SC who finished 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Top scorer: Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA)- 21
Relegated: JMC Hippos, Lweza FC and Sadolin Paints FC
Uganda Cup: KCCA FC won the domestic double after beating Paidha Black Angels 2-0 in the final.
Vipers under Da costa won their third title after going the entire second round unbeaten. They finished their 30-games with 65 points, 4 ahead of their second-placed KCCA FC.
Top scorer: Dan Mzei Sserunkuma (Vipers)- 17 goals
Relegated: UPDF FC, Proline FC and Masavu FC
Uganda Cup: KCCA defeated Vipers SC 1-0 in the Uganda cup final to deny the Venoms their first domestic double.
Having done some recruitment in the 2 years, it was time for KCCA to get their hands back on the Uganda Premier League title. Did they? Well, not that comfortably but at least managed to finish 7 points adrift of arch-rivals Vipers SC.
Topscorer: Juma Balinya (Police FC) – 19 goals
Relegated: Ndejje University FC, Paidha Black Angels, and Nyamityobora FC
Uganda Cup: Proline FC won a domestic double after beating Bright Stars 5-4 on penalty shootouts after a 1-all fulltime draw.
And here we are with the new decade. Which teams do you think will win the first Uganda Premier League and Uganda Cup titles?
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