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Startimes UPL: Home sides Busoga, Mbarara City, Bright Stars and SC Villa secure wins


Results for 2nd January 2023

  • Busoga United FC 2-1 Kitara FC
  • Mbarara City FC 2-1 Wakiso Giants FC
  • SC Villa 3-0 UPDF FC
  • Soltilo Bright Stars FC 1-0 Maroons FC
  • KCCA 3-2 URA FC

During Matchday 14 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, Busoga United Football Club secured a hard-fought victory over Kitara Football Club, claiming a 2-1 win at the Fufa Technical Center Njeru. This marked Kitara FC’s fourth loss in the ongoing season.

The game began with Jeremy Matata providing an early lead for Busoga United FC in the fourteenth minute.

Matata with an acrobatic celebration.

Kitara showed resilience and maintained pressure, yet despite a clear chance towards the end of the first half, they couldn’t convert it into a goal.

In the 68th minute, following Isaac Isinde’s handball in the penalty area, substitute Paul Mucureezi stepped up to take the penalty and successfully equalized for Kitara FC.

However, Busoga United quickly regained their lead when Emma Ajo scored in the 71st minute, ultimately securing their victory.

At Wankulukuku Stadium, SC Villa faced UPDF FC and emerged victorious with a convincing 3-0 win.

The game saw Yusuf Wasswa receive the first red card in the UPL for 2024, reducing UPDF to ten men due to a handball incident.

SC Villa’s Patrick Jonah Kakande opened the scoring in the 29th minute, followed by an own goal from UPDF’s goalkeeper Okidi, who deflected a powerful shot from Hakim Kiwanuka into his own net in the 33rd minute.

Kakande celebrating his goal.

In the second half, Charles Lwanga provided an assist in the 47th minute, setting up Patrick Jonah Kakande for his second goal, securing the victory for SC Villa. Kakande’s stellar performance earned him the title of Man of the Match.

At Kavumba Recreational Grounds, Maroons Football Club suffered a 1-0 defeat to Solitiro Bright Stars Football Club.

Despite a missed penalty by Nelson Senkatuka in the fifteenth minute, the top scorer couldn’t find the net for the past two games.

Bright Stars took the lead in the 72nd minute after John Kokas Alou converted a close free-kick opportunity, securing a win for the hosts.

Meanwhile, at Kabaka Kyabagu Stadium, Mbarara City triumphed over hosts Wakiso Giants with a 2-1 victory.

After a goalless first half, Joseph Akandwanaho gave Mbarara City the lead in the 66th minute with an impressive shot into the far-right corner.

Akandwanaho’s splendid free-kick delivery in the 83rd minute was headed into the net by Kitegenyi Henry, extending the visitor’s lead.

Although Tom Masiko scored a late penalty for the hosts, it wasn’t enough to change the final result, resulting in an honorable defeat for the home team.

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