UPL debutants Gaddafi FC, Express share spoils

Express had God to thank when Umar Kyeyune failed to give the home side a 2-0 advantage after he hit the goal post from 12 yards following defender Murushid Juuko's illegal challenge on Richard Basangwa inside the box.

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Gaddafi FC players celebrate their goal against Express on Tuesday. ©️ COURTESY.

Uganda Premier League, Tuesday results:

Gaddafi 1-1 Express

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URA 2-1 Onduparaka

Express FC registered their 10th draw in the season on Tuesday thanks for a 1-1 stalemate with Uganda premier league debutants Gaddafi at the Gaddafi Arena in Jinja city.

The hosts took lead early in the first half through Paul Musamali but the reigning champions restored parity late in the game courtesy of Charles Musiige.

Express had God to thank when Umar Kyeyune failed to give the home side a 2-0 advantage after he hit the goal post from 12 yards following defender Murushid Juuko’s illegal challenge on Richard Basangwa inside the box.

Gaddafi’s Bakali Magunda scooped the pilsner man of the match award.

The draw left Express 6th in the table with 31 points from 20 games.

Gaddafi on the other hand, sit 8th with 26 points.

Elsewhere, URA kept their sight on this year’s title with a 2-1 victory against Onduparaka at the Arena of Visions Stadium.

The hard-earned victory moved them to 38 points, five behind leaders Vipers.

Substitute Ibrahim Dada scored an 83rd minute winner after Mansoor Safi had cancelled Steven Mukwala’s first half opener for URA.

Mukwala gave URA the lead on 35 minutes when he latched onto a Vianney Sekajugo header to easily slot home.

This was the striker’s 12th of the campaign, making him the joint leading scorer alongside Vipers’ Caesar Manzoki.

But Mansoor Safi levelled three minutes into the second half when his powerful free-kick flew in past URA goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi.

Onduparaka remain 12th, just above the three teams in the relegation spots, with 18 points after 20 games.

Substitute Ibrahim Dada scored the winner for URA FC against Onduparaka on Tuesday. ©️ URA.

Other Match day 20 fixtures;

Wednesday 09th March 2022.

·         UPDF FC  Vs Arua Hill SC , Bombo Military Barracks Grounds(2:00 pm) live on Sanyuka TV

·         Wakiso Giants FC  Vs Mbarara City FC , Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium-Wakiso (4:00 pm) live on Sanyuka TV

Friday 11th March 2022.

·         Soltilo Bright Stars FC  Vs BUL FC , Kavumba R Grounds-Wakiso(2:00 pm) live on Sanyuka TV

·         Tooro United FC  Vs Vipers SC , Buhinga Stadium-Fort Portal (4:00 pm) live on Sanyuka TV

·         Busoga United FC Vs Police FC, Kakindu Stadium-Jinja (4:00pm)

Saturday 12th March 2022.

·         KCCA FC Vs SC Villa, MTN Philip Omondi Stadium-Lugogo (4:00pm) Live on Sanyuka TV

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