Friday and Saturday witnessed eight fixtures for Match Day 7 of the Uganda Premier League.
Two of these were played at Nelson Mandela National Stadium; Sports Club Villa’s 2-1 loss to the reigning champions, Vipers Sports Club on Friday and Express’ 1-0 victory at the hands of Sports Club Victoria University on Saturday.
Overall, 16 strikes were recorded in all the games; an average of two goals per game.
Enterprising midfielder, Hood Muliiki earned Maroons football club their first season victory in 6 games, in the same vein condemning newly promoted The Saints F.C to yet another loss, the fourth in six matches.
After losing to SCVU earlier in the week, URA F.C were handed another loss by visiting Sadolin Paints F.C at the Mehta Stadium in Lugazi.
Former Sports Club Victoria University and BUL F.C midfielder, Jackson Kibirige scored a brace on top of the goals from former SC Villa striker, Victor Emenayo and Police winger, Andrew Basooma.
For the second time in the season, Muzamiru Mutyaba scored a crucial goal for team KCCA F.C to pick maximum points at a tricky Kavumba ground against Police.
Goals from Soana’s Patrick Asiku and Vipers’ Erisa Ssekisambu shared a lot in common.
Although both were headed goals, they are scored against the former teams that earned them the bread and butter before transfer.
Asiku netted the only goal in Soana’s 1-0 victory over BUL F.C at Jinja and Ssekisambu scored the opener when goal keeper, Stephen Odong failed to parry to safety Farouk Miya’s well taken low drive after a decently laid ball from Joseph Mpande.
At Wankulukuku, Lweza Football Club ensured the third consecutive victory coming at the expense of Morley Byekwaso’s Simba S.C, who like The Saints remain the only team yet to win a game this term.
Former Vipers player, Ddumba Sadala opened the scoring for Lweza before Simba made quick amends through Ivan Wava. Hassan Kikoyo, formerly with Bright Stars F.C ensured the full three points for Joseph Mutyaba’s team with the match winner.
Elsewhere, Ibrahim Kayiwa was the hero for Express F.C when they outwitted SCVU 1-0 at Namboole, a similar scoreline Bright Stars won over visiting Jinja Municipal Council F.C in Matugga.
Former Simba Sports Club utility player, Gerald Bagoole headed home the winner off Mathias Kigonya’s venomous free-kick that hit the wood-work.
Express, like Vipers and KCCA F.C remain the only three sides unbeaten thus far.
Unless stated, the league was planned for the up-coming international build ups, although the Cranes have not secured a team that will they play in the window.
All Match Day 7 Results
Friday, 2nd October 2015:
Sports Club Villa 1-2 Vipers Sports Club
Saturday, 3rd October 2015:
Lweza F.C 2-1 Simba S.C
URA F.C 1-4 Sadolin Paints F.C
BUL F.C 0-1 Soana F.C
Police F.C 0-1 KCCA F.C
SCVU 0-1 Express F.C
Maroons F.C 1-0 The Saints F.C
Bright Stars F.C 1-0 JMC Hippos F.C
*See detailed 2015/16 UPL table standings as per Match Day 7