LIVE: It is advantage Villa in the title race

Charles Bbaale celebrates scoring against Vipers

SUPL LIVE: It is advantage Villa in the title race

Brian Aheebwa • 11:42 - 23.05.2023

Villa are two points clear on top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with one game to go until the end of the season.

Matchday 27 Results

BUL FC 1-1 Vipers SC 
Busoga United FC 0-0 KCCA FC 
SC Villa 1-0 Blacks Power FC 
Bright Stars FC 0-1 Arua Hill SC
URA FC 4-0 Gadaffi FC


FT' It is time up for Blacks Power and they have been relegated back immediately to the FUFA Big League following a 1-0 loss to Villa.

90' GOAL - Abdul Karim Watambala levels matters for Vipers from the penalty spot.

75' That was Charles Bbaale's 12th goal of the season and he is now level with Express' Allan Kayiwa as the UPL joint leading goal scorers.

70' As it stands at Wankulukuku, Blacks Power will be relegated back to the FUFA Big League.

65' GOAL - Vipers have fallen behind. Samuel Ssekamatte has scored for BUL.

50' As Villa is chasing the title, their striker Charles Bbaale is hunting for the golden boot. 

47' GOAL - Charles Bbaale has put Villa ahead assisted by Bate Seif.

BUL FC vs Vipers has been a game of limited scoring opportunities in the first half and we expect it to light up more in the second half

HALFTIME - No goals in the three games of focus, whereas elsewhere, URA and Arua Hill have slim advantages over Gaddafi and Bright Stars, respectively.

BUL FC captain George Kasonko and his Vipers SC counterpart Milton Karisa embracing each other before kickoff.

25' GOAL - Joseph Ssemujju has broken the deadlock for URA against Gaddafi in Lugazi.

BUL FC players posing for a team photo before the game against Vipers SC

25' Midway through halftime and it is still goalless at Njeru, Kakindu, and Wankulukuku.

10' It is the hosts Busoga United FC that are having a better display early in the game against KCCA FC.

How Vipers SC has started against BUL FC

3' GOAL - Arua Hill's Isaac Ogwang has scored the first goal of the evening.

Kickoff: We are underway at FUFA Technical Center, Kakindu, and Wankulukuku for our main three games and follow for updates from elsewhere.

Jackson Magera's side is looking to win their first league title in 18 years, having last claimed the league in 2004.

Busoga know that victory over the Kasasiro Boys will confirm their league status for next season.

Karim Ndugwa, who has since, ironically left for Vipers scored BUL's consolation in the defeat.

Milton Karisa and Cromwel Rwothomio scored a goal each in the first round as it ended 2-1 at the St Mary's Stadium, Kitende.

Vipers, KCCA, and Villa, know what is at stake and must be extra careful because whoever drops points this evening may be out of the title race.

Brian Aheebwa starts for KCCA in a long while.

Mayanja returns

A win will keep the Jogoos hoping and send the Lira side back to where they came from.

Today, Villa need goals but that might be an uphill task this time round! They trail Vipers with 15 less as they hold the final nail to seal Blacks Power’s fate.

Akol, managed by Patrick Ogwel, was thus relegated after failing to get the minimum number of points for survival.

The two sides were tied on points but the Red Eagles were ahead on goals. Villa went on to shock the fraternity with the scandal of the season to thump Akol from Lira 22-1.

At Wankulukuku, Sports Club Villa find themselves in a very familiar situation. 20 years ago, the side went into the season's final game in need of goals to upstage Express.

Jackson ‘Mia Mia’ Mayanja is not happy with Pulse Sports. A recent opinion questioning his tactical abilities as a coach has left the former phenomenal attacker furious.

Karisa left BUL in July 2016 as captain while Isabirye abandoned the edible-oil makers early this year. The Eastern Giant has not tasted a victory in the league since his departure as the soft-spoken coach seeks to extend their bad run to 13 games.

Vipers sit top of the table, but not comfortably, with a superior goal advantage of +22; KCCA follows with +16 and SC Villa is in third with +7.

It’s now remaining 180 minutes of football for fans to know the ultimate champion of the 2022/23 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

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The three teams have put up a competitive show at the top end of the 2022/23 StarTimes Uganda Premier League table, and no matter where the title ends up going this weekend, the faithful of Vipers, KCCA, and Vipers should be proud of what the trio has showcased this campaign as far as competitiveness is concerned.