July 7, 2022

SUPL: KCCA remain at the summit despite losing unbeaten run

By Brian Aheebwa
KCCA FC's Brian Majwega (L) and Arafat Usama (R) challenge URA FC defender Ashraf Mandela for possesion | Photo by Francis Isaano / Sanyuka TV

KCCA FC maintained their place at the top of the 16-team StarTimes Uganda Premier League despite losing 1-0 to URA FC a result that brought an end to their 13-game unbeaten run.

Steven Mukwala was on target in the 37th minute for the only goal of the game at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje on Saturday, taking his tally to seven league goals.

The ‘Kasasiro Boys’ could also have lost the first position to Vipers SC, but a one-all draw between the Venoms and BUL FC on the same day played in favour of the former.

At Kitende, the hosts scored first through an own goal from Walter Ochora in the 50th minute and were nearly there before they were stunned by Simon Peter Oketch in the final minute of the game for the visitors to salvage a point.

Both results indicate that KCCA remained table leaders on 31 points while Vipers stayed second on 30 points, with both sides still having a game to play in the first round. 

On the other hand, the Tax Collectors win over KCCA ensured that they moved to seventh on 22 points with two games in hand, while a point for BUL against Vipers helped them maintain their fourth position on 26 points.

The UPL will now take a month break and returns in February for the final round of fixtures for the 2021/22 campaign.

How they lined up:

URA FC: Alionzi Nafian (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Arafat Galiwango, Najib Fesali, Faruku Katongole, Saidi Kyeyune, Shafik Kagimu, Viane Ssekajugo, Moses Sseruyidde, Joachim Ojera, Steven Mukwala

KCCA FC: Derrick Ochan (GK), Dennis Iguma, Hassan Jurua, Herbert Achai, Innocent Wafula, Ashraf Mugume, Usama Arafat, Brian Majwegwa, Roger Mato, Sadat Anaku, Davis Kasirye

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