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StarTimes UPL: Vipers dominante Busoga to close gap up top


Results for 7th January 2023

  • URA 0-0 SC Villa
  • Vipers SC 3-0 Busoga United

In a commanding display of skill and finesse, Sports Club Vipers left no room for doubt as they secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Busoga United at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende, marking the conclusion of the first round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The win sees Vipers closing in on the gap with Bul FC, currently leading the table by a mere three points.

The match saw Vipers dominate from the start, with Eric Kambale’s early breakthrough in the 5th minute, a testament to their attacking prowess.

The team’s captain, Milton Karisa, further extended their lead with a stunning flick into the net in the 23rd minute, showcasing not just their lead but also their command over the game.

The 60th minute witnessed Abubaker Lawal converting a spot kick, after Grant Matsiko was fouled in the penalty area, solidifying Vipers’ dominance on the field and securing their victory with a flawless performance.

This win doesn’t just affirm Vipers’ position as serious contenders in the league but also reinforces their track record against Busoga United.

In their 14 encounters, Vipers have demonstrated their superiority with 10 victories, only 2 losses, and 2 draws, further solidifying their dominance.

However, the game wasn’t without its drama, as Busoga United finished the match with a man down, goalkeeper Salim Munaku Wekiya receiving a second booking and subsequently being sent off.

With 15 points from 15 games, Busoga United finds themselves in a precarious position, languishing in the relegation zone at 14th place.

Meanwhile, at Metha Stadium Lugazi, URA FC clashed with Sports Club Villa in a match that culminated in a goalless draw.

Despite Villa’s dominance and missed opportunities, they couldn’t convert chances into goals, leaving both teams goalless at the end of the match.

Villa showcased promising attacks in the first half but faltered in converting them into tangible scores.

URA, on the other hand, displayed impeccable passing football that kept the spectators entertained throughout the game.

Although Villa maintained pressure in the second half, their efforts failed to yield any breakthroughs.

Captain Kenneth Ssemakula and Gavin Kizito from Villa exhibited commendable performances, but their team couldn’t capitalize on the chances created.

The result saw URA FC retain their 8th position with 21 points, while Villa secures the 5th spot with 26 points at the conclusion of the first round

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