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StarTimes UPL: Reviewing the 2019/20 season by stats

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From KCCA FC’s low scoring rate to Vipers FC’s stingy defense, the 2019-20 campaign was short on stats.

Here is how the StarTimes Uganda Premier League stands by statistics; –

Games played

Only 200 games were played compared to the 240 games that were supposed to be played and a total of 548 points were accumulated from all games. A total of 69 games were televised live on Sanyuka TV.

Five games were lost by forfeiture (Onduparaka FC 3-0 Police FC), (Proline FC 0-3 SC Villa), (Maroons FC 0-3 Vipers SC), (Tooro United FC 0-3 Onduparaka FC), (Kyetume FC 3-0 Tooro United FC)

There were 157 wins registered this season with 157 losses and only 86 games ended in draws.

Asuman Harishe started the most number of games (25) for SC Villa, Shafiq Kajimu (URA FC), Said Kyeyune (URA) came close on 24 games.

Goals scored

A total of 456 goals were scored in 2019-20 season compared to the 525 that was registered last season and 465 goals were conceded.

A total of 53 penalties were conceded, 34 penalties by home teams and 19 penalties for away teams

12 goals were own goals, six by home teams and 6 by away teams

Kyetume FC’s Cephas Kambungu scored the first goal of the season, while SC Villa’s Faisal Muwawu scored the last goal of the Season against Tooro United at St. Paul’s stadium.

KCCA scored the most goals this season with 42 goals, 4 more than Vipers SC, who netted the next-most strikes.

Express FC had the best striking line of Frank Kalanda, Frank Ssenyondo, and Disan Galiwango who combined to produce a total of 24 goals.

A total of 18 games ended in goalless draws with URA FC recording the most number of these (5). Only Brightstars FC and BUL FC come close with 3.

Steven Mukwala was the league top scorer with 13 goals, his highest figure since joining the top flight three years ago. Fahad Bayo and Ben Ocen came close on 12 goals each.

Clean sheets

Viper SC recorded the most number of clean sheets (15), only KCCA FC and BUL FC came close with 11 clean sheets, Proline FC recorded the least number, 3.

Goals conceded

The champions boasted the best defense in the league. They conceded 15 times, compared to KCCA FC and SC Villa who conceded 21 each in second and third place respectively.

Maroons FC conceded the highest number of goals 41, only Tooro United and Proline FC came close with 39 and 38.

Draws

URA FC drew more games (10) two more than Brightstars FC which registered 8 draws, SC Villa was next with 7.

Home vs Away records

Onduparaka FC recorded the biggest home win (7-1) against Kyetume FC, KCCA FC registered the biggest away win (0-4) against Proline FC.

KCCA FC boasted the best home record with 9 wins in 13 matches at the StarTimes Stadium and just 4 draws; Vipers SC was the next-best with 9 wins and one loss and two draws in 12 at the St. Mary’s Stadium. Express FC recorded the poorest home record managing only three wins, two draws and six home defeats in 11 games, amassing 11 points only

Fahad Bayo, Karim Watambala & Co. had the best away record, winning 7 and losing just two on their travels. SC Villa was next-best with six wins and four defeats in 13 ‘road trips’.

Tooro United FC suffered more defeats (9) on the road and only managing one win plus 2 draws, Wakiso Giants FC and Proline FC come close with 8 defeats.

Disciplinary records

There was a total of 597 yellow cards and 15 red cards

Wakiso Giants picked up a league-low 25 bookings. SC Villa had the most with 52 with Mbarara City close behind on 44.

Busoga United FC recorded the most number of Red cards (4) while Vipers SC came second with two.

Musa Esenu, Emmanuel Wasswa, Mustapha Mujjuzi, and Amir Kakomo received the highest number of bookings 8, Maroons FC’s Sylvester Okello and Express FC’s Lawrence Kigonya come close with 7 yellow cards


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