July 5, 2022

Bobosi’s thunderbolt headlines the SUPL Matchday nine wrap

By Brian Aheebwa
Vipers midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga silences KCCA FC fans after his equalizer in their 2-2 meeting at Kitende | Bata Images

Each and every game played on Match day nine of the Uganda Premier League had at least two goals, four encounters finished in a draw, whilst four teams won.

But, the biggest highlight was in the game between Vipers SC and KCCA FC at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Sunday.

Vipers SC 2-2 KCCA FC

Bobosi Byaruhanga celebrates his equalizer against KCCA FC at Kitende | Bata Images

It needed newly crowned Airtel FUFA Male Player of the Year Bobosi Byaruhanga’s late equalizer for the Venoms to salvage a point against the ‘Kasasiro Boys’.

However, it was a goal hugely contested against by the KCCA players, coach and the faithful.

At minute 87, KCCA failed to defend well allowing Bobosi plenty of space to shoot and his effort pounced off the crossbar onto the ground, going a few inches past the line.

The center referee did not award the goal instantly until his assistant signalled to him that the ball had crossed the line.

KCCA players stormed the match officials in protest, however they could not change anything whatsoever as Dick Okello had made the right decision.

On review, everyone accepted that it was a legitimate goal as Vipers maintained their unbeaten record against KCCA at Kitende.

Morley Byekwaso’s team scored through Sadat Anaku and Yassar Mugerwa while Cesar Manzoki was the other player on target for the hosts.

BUL FC 5-0 Busoga United

BUL FC players celebrate one of their goals against Busoga United | Photo by BUL

BUL against Busoga in the Jinja derby produced the highest number of goals scored in a single game when the former ran a riot over the latter at the Kyabazinga Stadium on Tuesday.

Striker Ibrahim Nsimbe was the hero of the day bagging a hat-trick whereas the other two goals were scored by Musa Esenu and Richard Wandyaka.

Express FC 2-0 Mbarara City FC

Eric Kambale (M) joined by teammates as he celebrates his goal against Mbarara City | Photo by Express FC

Prior to the game on Tuesday, Express had last beaten Mbarara at Wankulukuku in 2018 that is three years ago.

But goals from Erick Kambale (penalty) and Godfrey Lwesibawa ensured that the Red Eagles registered their second win against the Ankole Lions in their own backyard.

Onduparaka FC 1-1 Wakiso Gaints FC

Wakiso Giants’ players celebrate their equalizer against Onduparaka | Photo by Wakiso Giants

Since Wakiso gained promotion to the top flight in 2019, they have faced Onduparaka five times now and they are yet to win any game away to the latter.

The Caterpillars and the Purple Sharks played out a one-all stalemate at the AbaBet Greenlight Stadium on Tuesday, the hosts scored through Ahmed Amayo before Joshua Lubwama equalized for the visitors from a sublime free kick.

It is now three games minus Wakiso winning in Arua, they have drawn from there twice while Onduparaka won the other meeting.

Arua Hill SC 3-1 Tooro United

The two sides gained promotion to the UPL this season having topped their Big League groups. Arua Hill were at the helm of the Elgon group while Tooro led proceedings in the Rwenzori group.

This was their second meeting having also met in the Big League final a game won 1-0 by Arua Hill.

It was the Leopards that won yet a gain thanks to goals from Alfred Leku, Samuel Ssekamatte and Innocent Media whilst Tooro’s consolation was scored by Hussein Mwanje from 12 yards in a game played for over 100 minutes at the Barifa Stadium on Sunday.

SC Villa 2-2 URA FC

SC Villa’s Travis Mutyaba (L) takes on URA’s Vianney Ssekajugo | Sanyuka TV Image

The inexperienced Villa side nearly shocked the tipped title contenders URA at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Tuesday.

The Jogoo led twice but could not afford to walk away with all the three points in a entertaining four-goal thriller.

It is the hosts that drew first blood through Saddam Masereka in the third minute but Viane Ssekajugo equalized in the 16th before youngster Travis Mutyaba restored Villa’s lead at the stroke of halftime.

However, as the UPL record winners were nearly there, they were broken by Cromwell Rwothomio’s header in the 88th minute.

UPDF FC 2-1 Soltilo Bright Stars FC

Under the guidance of Brian Ssenyondo, UPDF ought to be one of UPL’s surprise packages this season, they beat Bright Stars to make it five wins in nine games.

Eziekel Katende and James Begisa from a penalty scored to take the Army side’s point tally to 17 in fourth position on the 16 team log level with second and third placed Vipers and BUL respectively.

The Stars’ consolation goal was scored by Nelson Ssenkatuka for his fourth of the season and his 50th UPL goal.

Police 2-2 Gaddafi

Action between Police FC and Gaddafi | Police FC Image

Police’s winless streak stretched to nine games after a two-all draw with Gaddafi at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday.

Amos Kirya and Hassan Musana (penalty) scored for the Soldier Boys while the Cops goals were netted by Juma Balinya and Herman Wasswa.

It was the third point for the Abdallah Mubiru coached side, who are still bottom of the table.

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