Uganda Premier League

SUPL MD 9 recap: UPDF returns to winning ways as the purple Sharks break another record, Venoms remain top

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Vipers SC continues with their top of the table league dominance as they secure vital points in a late show win, the other title contenders of KCCA FC dropped points in another dramatic draw against Wakiso Giants at Wakisha Resource centre ground.

Matchday nine was mainly dominated by spot-kicks as we witnessed a number of six penalties from the eight games played.

Vipers SC 1-0 BUL FC
The venoms faced resilient BUL FC at the Mary’s Stadium in their pursuit to stretch their lead at the top of the table but they had to wait till the 87th minute for a Yunus Ssentamu late goal as they picked the three points. Ssentamu has now scored his fifth goal of the season in just five games played.
Vipers now lead the table with 21 points from the nine games played.

Wakiso Giants 1-1 KCCA FC
The Kasasiro boys are experiencing a season-low performance as they miss some key players in their midfield like Gift Ali and John Revita as Douglas Bamweyana’s coached side are perfecting their performance in playing out to draws. Another draw at home was just enough for Wakiso Giants as they came from a goal down to secure a point from a controversial penalty. Samson Andrew Kigozi scored in the 41st minute to put the Kasasiro boys in the leap, Rahmat Ssenfuka scored from the spot-kick to level the score at the climax if halftime after a foul on Atuheirwe was awarded in a controversial way just inside the 18yards area.

MYDA FC 1-4 Express FC
The ‘mukwano gwa bangi’ club under the guidance of coach Waiswa Bbosa continues with a fine form that saw them overcome troubled MYDA FC at home in Tororo King George IV memorial Stadium by a 4-1 scoreline. George Senkaaba and Geoffrey Lwesibawa each scored a brace to ensure that the wankulukuku based club returns to Kampala with all three points, Mutebi grabbed the consolation for MYDA FC. Express FC now sit in third place with 19 points same as second-placed Police FC in second just a separation of goal difference.

Police FC 3-1 Onduparaka FC
The cops managed to return to winning ways after suffering a shock defeat to Vipers SC in a match dominated by a controversial red card which was awarded to their goalkeeper. They comfortably defeated Onduparaka at the MTN Omondi Stadium with goals from Eric Ssenjobe and a brace from Johnson Odongo. Oketcho scored the only goal for Onduparaka FC. Police FC now return to second place with 19 points only two separating them from top placed Vipers SC.

Kitara FC 2-3 URA FC
Kitara FC journey in the league seems to be at a declining fast speed as collecting points is far away from what they can afford, they yet lose another game after going ahead as early as the second minute if the game. An early penalty goal from Kyamanywa in the second minute put Kitara ahead but Sam Ssimbwa’s side overturned the scoreline before the halftime whistle with goals from Steven Mukwala, Brian Majwega and skipper Shafik Kagimu. Monday scored the second penalty for Kitara FC to ensure the game ended with a 3-2 scoreline.

UPDF FC 2-0 Mbarara City FC
UPDF FC returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win against Mbarara City FC at their home in Bombo Army playgrounds. A brace from Brian Kakumba was just enough for UPDF FC as they returned to winning ways. UPDF FC had gone three games without a win losing them consecutively.

Busoga United 1-1 SC Villa
Busoga United played hard as they held SC Villa to a 1-1 draw at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru. Douglas Muganga scored for Busoga United as Isaac Ogwang netted the equalising goal for the Jogoos. Busoga United are yet to register a single win in the league only picking up five draws and losing the rest from the nine games played.

Kyetume FC 2-2 S.Bright Stars FC
Kyetume FC picked up a draw against Bright stars FC in a 2-2 draw in the lunchtime show at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru. Ezra Bida put up a man of the match performance for Kyetume FC as scored the equaliser in the first half, Sharif Saaka scored the other as Joseph Janjali and Ssekwato put Bright stars ahead on both occasions.

The Startimes Uganda Premier league is to return on matchday ten with several matches at different grounds.

Matchday 10 upcoming fixtures

Friday 26th February

  • BUL FC vs MYDA FC – Kyabazinga Stadium
  • Express FC vs Wakiso Giants – Muteesa II Stadium

Saturday 27th February

  • Onduparaka FC vs Vipers SC – Green light Stadium
  • SC Villa vs UPDF FC – Bombo Army playground
  • Bright Stars vs Police FC – Kavumba recreation grounds
  • URA FC vs Busoga United – Arena of visions
  • KCCA FC vs Kitara FC – MTN Omondi Stadium
  • Mbarara City FC vs Kyetume FC – Kakyeeka stadium

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