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UPL: Top three all win, Wakiso thrash Kitara

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URA FC defeated Police FC to stay top of the Uganda Premier League

Uganda Premier League
Saturday, 15-05-2021
-URA FC 3-1 Police FC
-SC Villa 1-3 Vipers SC
-Express FC 1-0 UPDF FC
-Waksio Giants FC 7-2 Kitara FC
-Mbarara City FC 2-1 Onduparaka FC
-BUL FC 0-1 Bright Stars FC

The Uganda Premier League continued on Saturday with six games on the cards.

URA FC moved to 54 points thanks to a 3-1 victory at home to Police FC.

Steven Mukwala struck in the first half to ensure the Tax Collectors took a 1-0 lead at the break.

Joackim Ojera and Cromwel Rwothomio then added two goals in the second half before substitute Fahad Kizito pulled one back late in the contest.

The win sees URA maintain their one-point lead at the top over Vipers SC who are still second.

The Venoms too took care of business on the same day as they humbled a depleted SC Villa side 3-1 away from home.

Villa Saidi Keni stole the headlines after scoring a wild goal form a goal-kick to pull one back for the struggling hosts who were trailing 3-0 at the time.

Bobosi Byaruhanga and Yunus Ssentamu had earlier scored in the first half to hand Vipers a 2-0.

Gavin Kizito then saw red as Villa were reduced to ten men before Paul Mucureezi scored from the resultant free-kick for the visitors third.

Vipers now climb to 53 points from 24 games.

Third-placed Express were also in action and made no mistake as they beat UPDF FC 1-0 at Wankulukuku.

Eric Kambale who has now scored 12 goals netted the only strike of the afternoon, dispatching a penalty on 20 minutes after Bernard Muwanga brought down Godfrey Lwesibawa in the area.

Victory sees Express maintain 3rd spot and now move to 52 points for the season.

At Wakissha, Wakiso Giants FC humiliated Kitara FC 7-3 to ensure they now move to six competitive games, unbeaten.

It was an easy victory for the Purple Sharks who saw Vianne Ssekajugo score a hat trick while Edward Satulo, Joshua Lubwama, Gadafi Wahab, Rahmat Ssenfuka and substitute Amos Muwonge each scored once.

Patrick Kusemererwa and Edson Agondeze struck late for the two Kitara consolations.

Wakiso now have 30 points and they stay in 9th while Kitara are still bottom of the pile.

In Kakyeka, Bashir Mutanda struck deep in stoppage time to ensure Mbarara City FC overcame Onduparaka FC 2-1.

After both sides missing penalties in the first half with Solomon Okwalinga denied for the visitors while Kabon Living hit the bar for the visitors, Henry Kitegenyi put Mbarara ahead in 59 minutes before Kabon responded with 10 minutes to play.

The three points take Mbarara to 29 in 10th while Onduparaka drops to 12th, two points below the Ankole Lions.

At Bugembe, Derrick Ngobi scored inside the opening minute to ensure Bright Stars continue their fine run of form that sees them climb into 4th position with 40 points.

The Stars played the majority of the second half with 10 men after Andrew Kaggwa was sent off for a red card.

The loss sees BUL drop to 11th with 29 points from 24 games.

The Uganda Premier League will continue on Sunday with KCCA FC hosting relegation threatened Kyetume FC at Lugogo.

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