Leaders BUL held again as URA, Wakiso Giants return to winning ways

BUL drew their second consecutive game | BUL FC Image

UPL Leaders BUL held again as URA, Wakiso Giants return to winning ways

Brian Aheebwa 20:24 - 10.12.2023

Ssemujju and Ssenkatuka scored their three goals against the West Nile-based outfit.

On Sunday, Uganda Premier League table leaders BUL FC were again held to a 1-1 stalemate by newly promoted NEC FC at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.

Coming in this game, the Oil Manufacturers had drawn with Express FC by the same score line at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, on Tuesday last week.

Rashid Okocha opened the scoring for the visitors at the stroke of halftime before Samuel Ssekamatte equalized for the hosts in the 85th minute.

BUL vs NEC | Jale Morgan Image

Abbey Kikomeko’s coached team maintained the top spot with 26 points, three points ahead of the defending champions Vipers SC, who have a game in hand.

On the other hand, a point enabled Hussein Mbalangu’s team to leapfrog Kitara FC in the third position with 20 points compared to the latter’s 19 points, who have played a game less.

Okocha and Mugulusi battling for the ball | Jale Morgan Image

Meanwhile, URA FC and Wakiso Giants FC returned to winning ways in the other two games played on Sunday with solid victories over Arua Hill SC and Busoga United FC, respectively.

Before the games against Arua Hill and Busoga United, URA and Wakiso Giants had lost 2-0 and drawn 2-2 against NEC and Arua Hill, respectively.

The Tax Collectors were strong enough to come from a goal down to thrash the Leopards 4-1 at Mehta Stadium in Lugazi thanks to Joseph Ssemujju’s hat trick in the 26th, 55th and 72nd minutes.

URA's starting lineup | URA FC Image

Another goal came from Ibrahim Wammanah, who scored for the first time in the URA colours in the 28th minute. Safi Angu Mansoor has given the visitors an early lead in the sixth minute.

Ssemujju became the second player to score a hat trick in the UPL this season after Bright Stars FC’s Nelson Ssenkatuka.

Ssemujju and Ssenkatuka scored their three goals against the West Nile-based outfit.

Joseph Ssemujju scored a hat trick | URA FC Image

David Obua’s URA is now positioned seventh with 16 points after 11 games. Livingstone Mbabazi’s Arua Hill remained at the base of the standings with five points after playing the same number of games.

At Kabaka Kyabaggu, the Purple Sharks needed halftime to register their second win of the season, defeating the Kings’ men 3-0 thanks to a brace from Kenneth Kimera and another goal from captain Hassan Ssenyonjo.

Kimera scored his brace in the seventh and 27th minutes to take his tally to three goals this campaign, while Ssenyondo’s goal came in the 40th minute.

Wakiso Giant against Express FC | Wakiso Giants FC Image

Ssenyonjo was named man of the match, and that was for the third time in four games this season after he also took the accolade home against NEC and Arua Hill.

A point separates Busoga and Wakiso Giants in the 12th and 13th positions with 11 and 10 points after both teams have played 11 games.

Match-day 11 of the UPL will continue with one fixture on Monday, December 11, between UPDF FC and Mbarara City FC at Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.

Wakiso Giants vs Busoga United | Wakiso GIants FC Image

UPL Results


URA FC 4-1 Arua Hill SC

Wakiso Giants FC 3-0 Busoga United FC