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Recap: Startimes Uganda Premier League match day seven wrap up

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The Startimes Uganda Premier League matchday seven saw league favourites drop points as they allowed Abdallah Mubiru’s cops to safeguard the top spot with a one-point lead. The Kampala derby ended the in a stalemate in what looked to be a one-sided game for the wankulukuku based side though they failed to kill off the game in the many scoring chances created.

Busoga United 1-1 Solitilo Bright Stars – FUFA technical centre Njeru
The lunchtime kick-off ended in a 1-all stalemate as Busoga United picked up their second consecutive draw in the league. Paul Ssekulima put the hosts ahead as early as the 4th minute of the game, but their lead could only last for 60 seconds with Jamir Kisitu equalising in the 5th minute of the game. On a sunny afternoon at the Njeru tuff, nothing much was left to play for as the game went on to end in a comfortable draw for both the sides.

Kyetume FC 2-2 Vipers SC – FUFA technical centre Njeru
A doubleheader it was at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru after the Busoga United game, the title contenders of Vipers SC fought for their lives as they came from behind on two occasions to draw with the home side Kyetume FC. Yusuf Ssaka put the hosts ahead in the first stanza, but Paul Mucureezi equalized before half time. In the second half, Richard Matovu restored Kyetume’s lead but they couldn’t hold on to the lead, thereby succumbing to a late Yunus Sentamu freekick for the game to end in a 2-2 draw.
Vipers SC failed to maintain their lead at the top and now sit second with 15 points only one below the leaders Police FC. Kyetume is now 9th with 10 points.

Police FC 2-0 Bul FC – MTN Omondi Stadium
Abdallah Mubiru’s side is currently the best performing team in the league with their free-flowing style of play which has seen them take up the table lead with a one-point gap. At MTN Omondi Stadium, Police FC emerged out as 2-0 winners against resilient Bul FC. On form strikers, Johnson Odongo and Brian Mayanja scored for the cops as they walked away with the three points.

Wakiso Giants 2-2 SC Villa – Kabaka kyabagu stadium
The Jogoos came from 2-0 lead to rescue a point against the purple sharks in the 2-all draw. Bamweyana’s side took the lead through Kipson Atuhairwe’s goal before Joseph Nsubuga put the ball in the back of his own net for a 2-0 halftime lead for the home side. The second half was a Salim Abdallah’s show to take on as he scored a brace after coming off the bench as SC Villa picked up a point.

Express 1-1 KCCA FC – Muteesa II Stadium
The Kampala derby was a battle between on form Express and Mike Mutebi’s underperforming KCCA FC. The chances created versus the conversion can tell the story better. Eric Kambale scored a late first-half goal to give the home side the lead as the game before the game went into recess.

KCCA FC had to wait until the 87th minute of the game for a scoring opportunity which they took with both hands as former Villa striker, Charles Lwanga sent in a well taken Hassan Musana corner for an equalizer. The 1- all draw may have not saved Mike Mutebi’s job but, the point was enough to reduce the burden of a losing streak.

MYDA FC 2-3 URA FC – King George IV stadium
The Malaba based side is one of the worst performers in the league but their goal-scoring tally looks to be lacking a good defensive cover for a better place in the league so far. In just seven games they have scored 10 goals which are more than many teams in the league have scored. Their low start in the game saw them lose to URA FC as Cromwell Rwothomio netted a brace before halftime and he completed his hat-trick just minutes into the second half in just his first appearance in the season after recovering from coronavirus. Norman Ojik and scored the two goals for MYDA but they could do nothing only to cut short of the scoreline difference as it ended 3-2 in favour of URA FC.

UPDF FC 0-1 Onduparaka – Bombo Army play grounds
The army side is in a declining form and has continued to suffer. Just two games into the resumption of the league they have already given up on the top spot they enjoyed before the break. Kabon Living scored the only goal for Onduparaka as UPDF FC succumbed to their second consecutive loss. UPDF FC is now in the fourth position with 12 points same as Onduparaka in the 7th just a separation of goal difference.

Kitara FC 0-1 Mbarara City – Kavumba Recreation grounds
Solomon Okwalinga’s first half goal was enough to gift the Ankole lions a win against struggling Kitara FC at Kavumba. Mbarara City has now collected 6points in the 13th position whereas Kitara remains bottom on the log with just a point in the bag.

The Startimes Uganda Premier League matchday 8 will the top of the table clash as top leaders Police FC pay a visit to second-placed Vipers SC.

SUPL Matchday Eight
Friday 19th February

  • Soltilo Bright Stars vs UPDF FC – Kavumba recreation centre
  • Mbarara City vs Busoga United – Kakyeeka Stadium
  • KCCA FC vs MYDA FC – MTN Omondi Stadium

Saturday 20th February

  • Vipers SC vs Police FC – St. Mary’s stadium
  • SC Villa vs Kitara FC – Bombo Army playgrounds
  • Onduparaka FC vs Kyetume FC – Green light stadium
  • URA FC vs Wakiso Giants – Arena of visions
  • Bul FC vs Express FC – Kyabazinga stadium

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