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.
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.
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With the dim FUFA Technical Center, Njeru floodlights moments away from taking all the limelight, KCCA FC quickly grabbed the opportunity to steal the biggest headlines.
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.
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.
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