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StarTimes UPL recap: a goals galore on match day two as hattricks make headlines

Goals galore

The Startimes Uganda Premier League football returned after a break of around nine months due to the covid 19 pandemic. The 2020/2021 season kicked off with no fans allowed in the stadiums to cheer up their favorite teams as a way of observing the government’s SOPs set up for football and other sports.

A red card party it was on matchday one as we witnessed three send-offs. However, it was another story to tell as the StarTimes UPL matchday two was dominated by hattricks in a high scoring matchday with 29 goals from the 7 games. Title contenders KCCA FC walloped the Caterpillars of Onduparaka 8-0 at their fortress – the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.

KCCA FC 8-0 Onduparaka – MTN Omondi Stadium

Mike Mutebi’s KCCA FC continued to stretch their unbeaten run against Onduparaka at home as they leveled Proline FC’s record of eight goals in a single UPL game.

It was new signing Brian Aheebwa who put up a man of the match performance as he netted four goals on his home league debut to take his tally to five goals in just two games topping the scorers’ log.

Sam Ssenyonjo also netted three goals to add onto a well converted long-range strike from left-back Herbert Achai to take KCCA FC top of the table with a better goal difference ahead of UPDF FC.

Busoga United 1-3 BUL FC – FUFA technical center Njeru

Busoga United’s situation continues to worsen both on and off the pitch as they failed to avoid defeat at home against BUL FC in the Jinja derby, a fixture they dominated last season. The mighty team succumbed to a 3-1 home loss to their rivals.

Ssemujju bagged a hat-trick for the visitors while Jerom Kirya scored the consolation goal for Busoga United.

MYDA FC 1-3 Police FC – King George IV Memorial Stadium

Goals galore

Newcomers MYDA FC hosted Police FC in their first game of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League season and it was the Cops that displayed class, dispatching the Malaba based side 3-1 away from home.

Eric Ssenjobe and Ben Ocen (2) found the back of the net for Abdullah Mubiru’s troops while Ibra Nsimbe found his first goal for the home side.

Wakiso Giants 2-2 Kyetume FC – Kabaka Kyabangu Stadium, Wakiso

Wakiso Giants draw with Kyetume FC - Goals galore

The purple sharks rallied from two goals to secure a 2-all draw with Kyetume at the Kabaka Kyabangu Stadium in Wakiso.

Baker Buyala and Saaka Sharif put the visitors ahead before Owen Kasule and Yasin Mugume leveled matters for the sharks before halftime to ensure the points were shared on the day.

URA FC 0-0 Bright Stars – Arena of Visions, Ndejje

The tax Collectors maintained their unbeaten run in the StarTimes UPL but once again, failed to garner a win after their game with Soltilo Bright Stars ended into a goalless draw at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje.

Kitara FC 1-5 UPDF FC – Kavumba Recreation Center

Goals galore

UPDF maintained their unbeaten run to the start of the Uganda Premier League season when they thrashed Kitara FC 5-1 in a game played at the Kavumba Recreation Center.

Brian Kalumba netted four times while Brian Kayanja added the fifth for the Army side while Peter Lumolo netted Kitara’s consolation,

SC Villa 3-0 Mbarara City FC – Bombo Barracks

Record Ugandan Premier League champions Sports Club Villa registered a 3-0 win over Mbarara City in the matchday II game in Bombo Barracks on Wednesday.

Isaac Ogwang, who was named the man of the match, scored a brace while Derrick Ndahiro added the other to give Jogoos their first win of the current campaign.

SUPL Matchday three
  • Friday 11th December
    KCCA FC vs Mbarara city – MTN Omondi Stadium (Live on Sanyuka TV)
    MYDA FC vs Onduparaka – King George IV memorial stadium
  • Saturday 12th December
    Kitara FC vs Police FC – Kavumba Recreation
    Busoga United vs Kyetume FC – FUFA technical center
    Express FC vs Solitilo Bright Stars – Muteesa II stadium
    UPDF FC vs BUL FC – Bombo Army grounds
    URA FC vs SC Villa – Arena of visions
    Wakiso Giants vs Vipers SC – Wakisha Resource center

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