Paul Mucureezi scored the second and assisted Mbarara City's third goal in the 3-0 home win over Kirinya-Jinja S.S
Paul Mucureezi scored the second and assisted Mbarara City’s third goal in the 3-0 home win over Kirinya-Jinja S.S. PHOTO: COURTESY

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 15):

Mbarara City 3-0 Kirinya-Jinja S.S

Mbarara City Football Club will complete the first round of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League in third place.

The confirmation was stamped following a convincing 3-0 win by the home side in the humiliation of visiting Kirinya-Jinja S.S during Wednesday.

South Sudanese import Makweuth Wol opened the scoring business in the 26th minute.

The club’s record signing and treasured asset Paul Mucureezi doubled the scores on the stroke of half time.

In both goals, Jude Ssemugabi provided the assist before he found the third himself with 13 minutes to the game death off Mucureezi’s assist.

Paul Mucureezi (left) celebrates after scoring the second goal on the day

FIFA Referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga booked Kirinya-Jinja S.S’ Isma Kawawulo as well as the home side’s Asuman Alishe and Ibrahim Orit for unsporting behaviour.

Ssemugabi, a former Kiboga Young player was named the pilsner man of the match.

Mbarara City climbs to third on the log with 27 points off 14 matches.

Kirinya-Jinja S.S completes their first round on a sour footing with the fourth loss as they remain 10th on 19 points in 15 matches.

The league returns on Thursday, 10th January 2019 with four matches.

BUL hosts Mbarara based club Nyamityobora at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, Paidha Black Angels face Maroons at the Green Light in Arua, Express takes on Ndejje University at Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium and Tooro United will entertain Bright Stars at the Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal.

Team Line Ups:

Mbarara City XI:

Muhammed Ssekeba (G.K), Stephen Othieno, Jasper Ahebwa, Hillary Mukundane, Asuman Alishe, Pistis Barenge, Paul Mucureezi, Bebe Swalik, Jude Ssemugabi, Makwueth Wol, Ibrahim Orit


Norman Rukaali, Ivan Eyam, Zaidi Byekwaso, Muhammad Rashid, Farouk Samali

Head coach: Charles Livingstone Mbabazi

Kirinya-Jinja S.S XI:

Emmanuel Rubangakene (G.K), Allan Drajua, Isma Kawawulo, Rajab Sabir, Wilson Makuro, George Kasonko, Nelson Mandela, David Bagoole, Faisal Muwawu, Dan Sewava, Jerome Kirya


Atiino Opoka, Lawrence Tezikya, Yusuf Abatoo, Fred Amaku, Joseph Opolot, Vincent Zziwa

Head Coach: Charles Ayiekoh Lukula

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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