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StarTimes UPL: Mucureezi brace inspires Kitara to comeback victory

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Results for 5th January 2024

  • Kitara FC 3-1 Solitiro Bright Stars
  • Maroons FC 4-2 UPDF FC

In a riveting showdown at Masindi Municipal Stadium on matchday fifteen of the Star Times Uganda Premier League, Paul Mucureezi emerged as Kitara FC’s hero, leading his team to a thrilling 3-1 victory over Solitiro Bright Stars.

The clash opened with an early strike by Solitiro Bright Stars’ lethal scorer, Nelson Senkatuka, who swiftly put his team in the lead just a minute into the game.

Senkatuka’s prowess has been evident throughout the season, making him the current top scorer of the league with an impressive tally of 10 goals, closely trailed by Mohammad Shaban with 9 goals to his name.

However, Mucureezi Paul showcased his brilliance for Kitara FC, equalizing the scoreline with a remarkable free-kick from the edge of the box in the 34th minute, igniting the crowd’s fervor.

At halftime, the teams stood locked at 1-1, but Kitara FC maintained relentless pressure, leaving Solitiro Bright Stars struggling to respond.

Mucureezi once again proved pivotal, securing the lead for Kitara FC in the 50th minute by expertly slotting in a well-delivered cross from Denis Omedi, bringing his total goals for the season to an impressive 5.

Despite Bright Stars’ efforts, they failed to rally back, conceding a final blow in the dying moments as Jude Semugabi sealed the victory for Kitara FC with a goal in the 94th minute.

Jude Semugabi dribbling the ball.

This crucial win propelled Kitara FC back to the second position on the league table, amassing 29 points from 15 matches, eagerly awaiting Vipers’ upcoming match against Busoga United Football Club at Kitende on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Solitilo Bright Stars currently occupy the 10th position with 18 points from 15 games, hoping to bounce back in their upcoming fixtures.

In a separate matchup at Prison Grounds Luzira, Maroons Football Club staged a remarkable comeback against UPDF FC, securing a 4-2 victory and climbing to the third position on the table with 28 points from 15 games.

Maroons’ goals today were courtesy of Edward Kabona, Fred Amaku, Abel Eturude, and David Ndihabwe, while Rashid Faridi netted twice for UPDF FC.

The result leaves UPDF FC languishing in the 15th position, situated in the relegation zone with only 19 points from 15 games.

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