Maroons edge Express, leaving no undefeated team in UPL

Maroons FC condemn Express FC to maiden defeat in the league | UPL Image

Football Maroons edge Express, leaving no undefeated team in UPL

Brian Aheebwa 19:22 - 24.11.2023

Maroons FC edged Express FC 1-0 at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, on Friday, leaving the Uganda Premier League with no undefeated teams in the 2023/24 campaign.

The Red Eagles were the only unbeaten team left in Uganda’s top-tier division after six games, coming into Friday’s encounter.

Solomon Walusimbi netted a beautiful goal from distance in the 30th minute, proving the difference between the two sides.

Express FC players plotting for a freekick | Sports Lens Image

The game was delayed for almost half an hour because the field of play was not fully demarcated at the initial kick-off time of 4:00 pm.

Furthermore, the playing conditions could have been better for both sets of players, with a soggy surface at Wankulukuku.

Nonetheless, the Prison Warders were able to grind out maximum points, lifting them a position above their day’s opponents on the UPL standings.

Muhammad Ssenfuma’s charges are placed fifth with 14 points after eight games, while James Odoch’s team is ranked sixth with 12 points with a game in hand.

Arua Hill off the mark

16:43 - 24.11.2023

UPL Arua Hill off the mark

On Friday, Arua Hill SC registered its first victory of the 2023/24 StarTimes Uganda Premier League campaign against UPDF FC in Adjumani.

The seven-time UPL champions will visit URA FC in Lugazi on 1st December for their next game, whereas Maroons will be at home against Mbarara City FC a day earlier.

UPL Results

Express FC 0-1 Maroons FC

Busoga United FC 2-1 KCCA FC

Arua Hill SC 2-0 UPDF FC

Vipers SC 2-0 URA FC

Gaddafi FC 2-2 Bright Stars FC