URA FC beat Sports Club Villa 2-0 at the Arena Of Visions in the live televised match on the return of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. Isiagi Daniel and Micheal Birungi scored for the Tax Collectors.
The game between Tooro united and Onduparaka did not take place as the majority of Tooro’s licensed players went on a sit-down strike due to unpaid salaries.
On Wednesday 8, 2020, KCCA FC registered their first-ever win against Mbarara City. It was their 6th time trying. Filbert Obenchan scored the game’s only goal.
On Friday 10, 2020, Express FC fell to their bogey side Busoga united for the 4th time in their eight meetings.
George Simwogerere’s Express FC traveled to Busoga United’s Mighty Arena for their first game of the decade with revenge on their minds having lost the reverse fixture 2-1 at Wankulukuku.
Without their star striker Joel Madondo, who is destined for greener pastures at Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca, their creative tactician Abbey Bogere improvised pushing natural midfielder Boban Zirintuusa forward to lead the line, sandwiched by Ivan Wani and Ismail Mugulusi on both flanks.
Despite several attempts to beat Express’ returning goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga in the first half, Busoga united was denied at all attempts as the first stanza ended goallessly, but the signs were positive for the hosts going into the break.
Three minutes into the resumption, Ivan Wani headed home to give the hosts a deserved lead from a corner.
Express tried to push for their first goal of the decade through their current top scorer Frank Kalanda and Frank Ssenyondo but failed. In the 79th minute, Boban Zirintuusa who scored from the spot in the reverse fixture, was at it again, completing his double against the Red Eagles in a similar fashion.
The win sent Busoga to the 7th position with 21 points while Express FC remained 11th with 18.
In the other games played on Friday, debutant Paul Mucureezi scored the only goal of the game as leaders Vipers consolidated their position with a 1-0 win over Kyetume in Kitende, Bright Stars FC beat Bul FC 1-0 in Kavumba while ten-man proline edged Maroons 2-1 in Luzira.
As match day 16 climaxed on Saturday, the gods of football took us to the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium in Wakiso for the only game of the day as Wakiso Giants faced off with the struggling Police FC.
Living stone Mbabazi started his role as Wakiso giants head coach with a loss, falling 2-1 to Police FC in the last game of matchday 16 at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium.
Besides being an opportunity for the Purple Sharks to revenge their 2-1 loss to the cops in the first round, Friday’s fixture was also a battle of tactics between the two national team assistants Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi.
With just one minute gone on the clock, Police FC’s lethal forward Ben Ocen found the target with his 10th of the season to pile pressure on the hosts.
Viane Sekajugo Sekajugo could have pulled the hosts level but was denied.
It was rather Geoffrey Sserunkuuma who restored parity in the 10th minute with his first goal for the Wakiso based outfit.
The first 45 minutes ended in a stalemate. Upon resumption, both sides pushed for the tiebreaker but it was the cops who go it through Samson Kigozi who headed home in the 67th minute with his goal proving the difference at the end.
The win left Police FC in the 13th position with 15 points while Wakiso Giants are 8th with 20points.
The league resumes on Tuesday 14, 2020 with four fixtures on the card. However, our key focus will be on the TV game between SC Villa and Busoga United at Mandela National Stadium. Kick-off is at 4 PM.