July 5, 2022

SUPL: After four penalties, UPDF pick first win in Tooro

By Brian Aheebwa

Four penalties were awarded in the game between Tooro United and UPDF as the latter won for the first time away to the former in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.

The Army side went to Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal and picked up a 4-2 victory thanks to Ivan Ahimbisibwe’s brace both from penalties and two others from Frank Yiga and Ambrose Kigozi.

The hosts on the other hand scored through Hussein Mwanje who netted both his goals from the spot.

All four penalties were scored in the first half of the encounter, UPDF’s Ahimbisbiwe scored the first in the 17th minute before Mwanje netted the second to equalize for Tooro in the 34th minute.

With the game headed for a one-all draw at the interval, Mwanje put the hosts ahead from a penalty in time added on and during the same period, the visitors were also awarded their second penalty of the evening which Ahimbisibwe converted for the game to end 2-2 at halftime.

There was nothing much to report about at the restart of the second half until the hour mark when Yiga netted UPDF’s third, while Kigozi sealed it for the away team at the death mark.

Victory took Brian Ssenyondo’s charges in fourth place on the 16-team log with 14 points while the Pride of Tooro remained 15th on four points.

UPDF will return to action on Sunday, December 5 at home against Soltilo Bright Stars whereas on the same day Tooro will have a long trip to Arua to take on Arua Hill SC.

How they lined up

Tooro: Kenneth Lukyamuzi (GK), Hood Kakooza, Posiano Ssegonja, Adrian Sserugo, Gerald Lubajwa, Apollo Kagogwe, Majid Mutoni, Hussein Mwanje, Dennis Ojara, Mark Nsubuga, Ronald Mutebi

UPDF: Yusuf Wasswa (GK), James Begisa, Daglas Oyirwoth, Shaban Wasswa, Denis Ssekitoleko, Donato Okello, Ezekiel Katende, Frank Iga, Roger Mugisha, Dongo Mustafa, Ivan Ahimbisibwe

Tuesday results

Tooro 2-4 UPDF

Onduparaka 1-1 Express

URA 0-0 Police

Mbarara 1-0 Villa

Wakiso 4-2 Bright Stars

Busoga 0-1 Arua Hill

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