Free-scoring ‘Big Guns’ douse controversy in Vipers win

Monday February 22 2021
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KCCA’s Lwanga (front) on target again. PHOTO/EDDIE CHICCO

By Denis Bbosa
By Fred Mwambu

KAMPALA-There was barely time to draw a breath as goals kept flying in around the grounds in a thrilling weekend of Uganda Premier League action.

On Friday, Vipers beat Police 3-2 in Kitende to leapfrog their opponents – with some help from controversial decisions by the men in black – before Bright Stars made light work of UPDF with 3-0 win and Onduparaka beat Kyetume 3-1.

The goal-fest on match day eight continued on Saturday. Wasswa Bbosa’s Express put Bul to the sword in a 4-0 one sided affair while Mike Mutebi’s KCCA came to life at the MTN Philip Omondi Stadium with a 5-0 humbling of Myda. 

The eight matches produced 26 goals, the two 0-0 draws aside. 
Braces by Bright Anukani and man of the match Charles Lwanga and a rare strike from Moses Aliro halted KCCA miserable run of form since restart. 

“It’s a marathon. Everybody is in the race; we have to work on our own,” an upbeat Mutebi said.

Now seventh with 13 points, KCCA can close on the top three if they overcome Wakiso Giants tomorrow.
Red mist
At Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe where KCCA and Villa failed to win, Express waltzed past Bul with ease.

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By the 10th minute, defender Murushid Juuko was heading in a Godfrey Lwesibawa corner past Bul goalkeeper Abdul Kimera. Left back Arthur Kiggundu extended the lead before strikes from George Senkaaba and Ibrahim Kayiwa completed the rout on 76 minutes.

“We put emphasis on finishing the chances we create,” Express assistant coach James Odoch said. 

The Red Eagles are tied in third place on 16 points with Police ahead of their date with Myda tomorrow.
Jogoo fighting spirit
Record league champions SC Villa hard to dig deep to get over a stubborn Kitara at Bombo Barracks. Bottom side Kitara led through Peter Lomoro before Nicholas Kabonge levelled the scores. 

Edward Kaziba’s Jogoos gained the lead through Joseph Nsubuga penalty but were quickly pegged back by a Denis Monday header for the visitors.

A late Faizol Kazibwe winner condemned the Bunyoro travellers to their seventh straight loss. 

In Ndejje, URA and ‘draw masters’ Wakiso Giants fired blanks.

Uganda Premier League

FRIDAY RESULTS
Vipers     3-2     Police
Mbarara City     0-0     Busoga United
Soltilo Bright     3-0     UPDF
Onduparaka     3- 1     Kyetume
Saturday results
Bul     0-4     Express
KCCA     5-0     Myda
URA     0-0     Wakiso Giants
SC Villa     3-2     Kitara

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