UPL Review: No Home Win On Matchday One

Friday, Sep15 Results;

SC Villa 1-2 Kitara
Mbarara City 0-1 NEC
Bright Stars 0-1 BUL

Sunday, Sep 17 Results;

Arua Hill 0-1 Busoga
Gaddafi 1-2 Vipers
Wakiso Giants 0-3 Maroons
KCCA vs Express (PP)

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League is officially back! And after the conclusion of matchday one, there are a lot of talking points already.

One, being the fact no hosting team managed to register a win. Six of the seven home teams all lost in the seven opening fixtures, while only one team managed a draw.

Three games were played on Friday, and all the home sides lost. At Kakyeka Stadium, defender Joseph Dhata scored the only goal of the game as newbies defeated Mbarara City at their own backyard.

Paul Tezikya scored the only goal of the game as Bright Stars narrowly defeated BUL by a single goal to nothing at Kavumba Recreational Ground.

In the biggest fixture of Friday, SC Villa lost 2-1 to one to new entrants Kitara FC at Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku. Last season’s top scorer Dennis Omedi scored the first for Kitara, Charles Lwanga equalised for the Jogoos before Elvis Ngonde poking the ball into his own net to grant the visitors a last minute win.

On Sunday, the biggest shock was in Adjumani, at Paridi stadium – Arua Hill FC’s new home where they were stunningly beaten 1-0 by Busoga United, thanks to Isaac Doka Mweru’s solitary goal.

Defending Champions Vipers continued their dominance as they defeated Gaddafi by two goals to one. Milton Karisa and Mohamed Salem Ekbad scored for the Venoms while Benson Muhindo grabbed one for the Soldier Boys at the Gaddafi Arena in Jinja.

At Bombo Military Ground, the army side and Tax Collectors fired blanks to produce the only goalless game so far, as UPDF drew 0-0 with URA.

Prisons side ran riot against the Purple Sharks, Abraham Tusubira produced a man of the match performance when he assisted Darius Ojok’s brace before scoring the third as Maroons beat Wakiso Giants 3-0 at their own Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.

KCCA’s home game against Express earlier slated for Sunday, 17th September was postponed as the Kasasiro Boys had a continental engagement the same day.



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