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Recap: StarTimes Uganda Premier League Match Day 18


The StarTimes Uganda premier league matchday 18 started on Friday 17th till Sunday 19th January 2020 as all the 16 teams played their third game of the second round in the 2019/2020 season.

Matchday 18 saw a number of eleven goals registered and only one visiting side could manage with a victory. All the winning sides defended well walking away with clean sheets. Express FC was the highest-scoring team putting three past bottom-placed Proline FC.

Police FC 1-0 Kyetume
(Herman Wasswa 90+’)

Herman Wasswa celebrates after putting the Cops 1-up against Kyetume FC at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. Police beat Kyetume 1-0 to win their 3rd straight game in the second round | Courtesy photo

The cops continued with a winning run as they registered the 3rd straight win in the second round after a 1-0 win against the slaughterers of Kyetume courtesy of a Herman Wasswa penalty in the added time. The game served as an early kick-off played at 1:00 pm due to the sharing of the stadium with KCCA FC, the landlords who had a game later in the day at 4:30 pm.

KCCA FC 1-0 Tooro United
(Opio Sande 16′)

Sunday Opio scored KCCA FC’s only goal in the win against Tooro United at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo | Courtesy photo

Mike Mutebi’s Kasasiro boys managed to secure a 1-0 victory over struggling Tooro United at the Startimes stadium, Lugogo on Friday. Youngster Sade Opio scored on his full home debut and gave Coach Mike Mutebi a chance to silence the fans who attacked him after a 2-1 loss at Bright Stars blaming him for fielding the young player in the starting lineup.

Vipers SC 0-1 SC Villa
(Bashir Mutanda 52′)

Bashir Mutanda scored the game’s only goal against Vipers at the St. mary’s stadium, Kitende to hand Villa their first win of the second round | Courtesy photo

Edward Kaziba’s side collected their first win of the second round from arch-rivals Vipers and they were the only side to win away on matchday 18. Fabien Mutombola couldn’t help himself as he fumbled with a Bashir Mutanda powerful header that hit the post and deflected off the Burundian international’s back into the net. The win pushed Villa to the 3rd place with 30 points only 12 below table leaders Vipers on 42 points.

Express 3-0 Proline
(Sserukwaya D. 8′(p), Sserunjoji A.10′(own goal), Ocholit Ivan 62′)

Express FC beat Proline FC to earn their first win of the second round | Courtesy photo

The omukwano gwa’bangi/red eagles managed to help themselves from a humiliating 6-1 defeat against Police FC on matchday 17 as they went on to thump Proline Fc 3-0 at the Kavumba recreation center playground. The win pumped a life line into George Ssimwogerere’s job as head coach. The fans wanted him out after that humiliating loss at Police FC.

Busoga United 1-0 Mbarara city
(Tezikya Lawrence 63′)

Busoga United won a 3rd straight game of the Startimes Uganda Premier League against Mbarara City at the Mighty Arena in Jinja | Courtesy of Busoga United Media

Lawrence Tezikya ‘s goal was enough to see off Mbarara city at the Mighty Arena in Jinja. Striker Joel Madondo received a standing ovation as he was given chance to bid farewell to the home fans at the mighty arena in Jinja.

Maroons 2-0 BUL FC
(Amaku Fred 28′, Dese Mukwala 42′)

Fred Amaku and Steven Mukwala’s first-half goals were enough for Maroons FC’s maiden victory over winless BUL FC in the second round. Walter Ochora was sent-off after a second bookable offense in the 87th minute.

URA FC 1-0 Bright Stars
(Cromwell Rwothomio 33′)

URA is the other team to have won all 3 of its second round fixtures after beating Bright Stars in Bombo | Courtesy URA FC Media

Cromwell Rwothomio netted in the 33rd minute of the game to ensure that the tax collectors maintain a 100 percent record at their new home in Bombo at the Arena of visions.

Wakiso giants 1-0 Onduparaka
(Vianney Ssekajugo 44′)

Ssekajugo scored Wakiso Giants’ only goal against his former side Onduparaka FC to guied the Papo sharks to their maiden victory of the second round | Courtesy photo

Vianney Ssekajugo tormented his former employees with a late first-half goal in the 44th minute to gift Livingstone Mbabazi the first win as head coach of Wakiso Giants.

The Startimes Uganda Premier League takes a break this week to allow for the Uganda Cup games to be played.

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