Maroons FC were the biggest winners of the first batch of games, picking up a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Wakiso Giants at Wakisha Grounds on Sunday.
With one match left to conclude Match Day One of the Startimes Uganda Premier League, visiting teams have avoided defeat in all seven fixtures played over the weekend.
The clash between KCCA FC and Express did not happen due to the former’s participation in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup Preliminaries.
Maroons FC were the biggest winners of the first batch of games, picking up a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Wakiso Giants at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso on Sunday.
10:24 - 18.09.2023
Maroons conjured a dominant 3-0 league win on the day, their first of the season. Senfuma explains that the winning formula was the team's momentum throughout the game and catching the hosts on the counterattack.
Abraham Tusubira’s Man of the Match performance saw him set up the two goals scored by Darius Ojok before getting in on the act with a goal of his own to get Maroons off the mark in the new season.
The victory meant that only one home team managed to pick up a point, with all the other six losing in front of their home crowds.
Kitara started their life in the top flight with a 2-1 win over record champions SC Villa on Friday, Elvis Ngonde’s own goal at the death deciding the contest.
09:51 - 18.09.2023
The Brazilian was under pressure as rumours suggested he was on his exit route after the club parted ways with two of his compatriots, Rodrigues Giancarlo and Luiz Otavio, barely three months after signing them following their early exit in the CAF Champions League.
With players like Denis Omedi, Frank Tumwesigye, Paul Mucureezi, Brian Aheebwa and Jude Ssemugabi, Kitara put on a show on away territory to return to Hoima with maximum points.
Omedi marked his UPL debut with a goal and will be expected to score more for Kitara to be competitive throughout the season.
In Jinja, defending champions Vipers SC defeated Gaddafi FC 2-1 to get off the mark and start their campaign with a hard-fought victory. Milton Karisa and Mohamed Saleem scored the goals to hand the champions maximum points.
09:03 - 18.09.2023
The Purple Sharks found themselves a goal down in just two minutes after Marrons forward Darius Ojok scored early to give the visitors a flying start to the game.
Mbarara City FC started the season in defeat, falling 1-0 to NEC FC after licensing issues disrupted the kick-off of the game and had it delayed for 30 minutes. Joseph Dhata got the all-important goal in the second half to hand Hussein Mbalangu’s charges victory.
FUFA Super 8Tournament winners BUL FC relied on Lawrence Tezikya’s goal to defeat Soltilo Bright Stars 1-0 at Kavumba Recreational Center, while Busoga United overcame Arua Hill with a similar scoreline in Adjumani.
UPDF FC and URA FC played out a goalless draw at Bombo Military Barracks to mark the first draw of the season.
16:47 - 15.09.2023
Fans were treated to an exhilarating clash between the record champions and the newly promoted side as the new season kicked off in style on Friday afternoon.
Startimes Uganda Premier League
Match Day One result
SC Villa 1-2 Kitara
Wakiso 0-3 Maroons
UPDF 0-0 URA
Arua Hill 0-1 Busoga
Bright Stars 0-1 BUL
Mbarara City 0-1 NEC
Gadaffi 1-2 Vipers