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Uganda Premier League

Match 18 Results

  • KCCA FC 1-0 Tooro United FC
  • Police FC 1-0 Kyetume FC
  • Express FC 3-0 Proline FC
  • Vipers SC 0-1 SC Villa
  • Wakiso Giants FC 1-0 Onduparaka FC
  • Busoga United FC 1-0 Mbarara City FC
  • Maroons FC 2-0 BUL FC
  • URA FC 1-0 Bright Stars FC

Match day 18 saw Police FC, Busoga United FC and URA FC extend their perfect run this year registering three wins in as many games.

Wakiso Giants FC returned to winning ways with Livingstone Mbabazi overcoming his former employers Onduparaka FC.  SC Villa for the second successive season won at Vipers SC, Express FC bounced back after the 6-1 massacre against Police FC while BUL FC lost to Maroons FC in Luzira.

Joel Muyita looks at some of players who were excellent on match day 18 and make a cut to the Best XI.

Goalkeeper: Mathias Muwanga (Express FC)

Mathias Muwanga (2nd from left) captained Express FC in the absence of Disan Galiwango(Express FC Media)

He made amends for his shambolic display in the game against Police FC where he conceded six by putting up a man of the match display against Proline FC.

Made a couple of saves including denying Hakim Kiwanuka from the spot and comes into the lineup ahead of Saidi Keni, Joel Mutakubwa and Rogers Omedwa who were also impressive for SC Villa, Kyetume FC and Busoga United FC in that order.

Right Back: Abubaker Otwao (Busoga United)

Abubaker Otwao (Left) in action against SC Villa (Busoga United Media)

Provided the assist for Lawrence Tezikya’s goal and comfortably played his position well balancing both going forward and defending.

Left Back: Alex Komakech (Wakiso Giants FC)

Alex Komakech in action against Wakiso Giants FC (Sanyuka TV)

In the absence of Simon Namwanja, Alex Komakech too charge of the left back position as Wakiso Giants FC defeated Onduparaka FC.

He comes ahead of Derrick Ndahiro (SC Villa) who equally had a good display against Vipers SC.

Centre Back: Asuman Harishe (SC Villa)

Asuman Harishe and Fahad Kawooya contest for an aerial ball(File Photo)

Commanded the Jogoos as they put up a spirited performance to overcome Vipers SC at St. Mary’s Kitende.

Did well to tame Fahad Bayo and company. This was only the third time Vipers SC were failing to score in a game this season (two against SC Villa and the other against KCCA FC).

He beats Wakiso Giant’s Hassan Wasswa Dazo to this place in the best XI.

Centre Back: John Revita (KCCA FC)

John Revita receives man of the match accolade from KCCA FC Legend Tom Lwanga

A man of the match performance for John Revita against Kyetume FC. This surely was a fitting gift for the defender who was celebrating his birthday on Friday.

Benjamin Nyakoojo of URA FC is the other player that deserves a mention. He assisted Cromwell Rwothomio in the 1-0 win against Bright Stars FC.

Holding Midfield: George Kasonko (Busoga United FC)

George Kasonko (right) tracks down Brian Majwega of URA FC (Photo by John Batanudde)

One of the unsung players in the league and the best performers in the defensive midfield role.

Kasonko had a brilliant show against Mbarara City FC and was named man of the match.

Central Midfield: Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC)

Saidi Kyeyune in action against Bright Stars FC

A tough decision to choose between Saidi Kyeyune and Fahad Kizito of Police FC but I will settle for the former who had a stellar performance as URA FC edged Bright Stars FC.

He has been a mainstay in URA’s team this season and continues to be a key figure for the tax collectors.

Attacking Midfield: David Bagoole (Busoga United FC)

David Bagoole aka Tong Po takes on Halid Lwaliwa of Vipers SC

He has been very key in Busoga United’s recent performance and seems he is now ready to play again after his move to URA FC at the start of the season failed to materialize.

Bagoole was very impressive against Mbarara City FC just like he was against SC Villa and Express FC.

Forward: Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants FC)

Hassan Ssenyonjo captained Wakiso Giants FC against Onduparaka FC

Captained the Purple Sharks against Onduparaka FC and helped them to register their first win this year.

He played a role in Wakiso United’s goal with initial effort ricocheting off the goal post before Ssekajugo pounced onto the rebound.

Forward: Ivan Ocholit (Express FC)

Ivan Ocholit won a penalty and also scored as Express FC defeated Proline FC on Saturday.

A rare start for Ivan Ocholit for the Red Eagles and he used the chance to pay off the coach’s trust. He performed well in the absence of Frank Kalanda and skipper Disan Galiwango.

He won the penalty that Sserukwaya converted and also went ahead to register his name on the score sheet as Express FC won 3-0 against Proline FC.

Forward: Lawrence Tezikya (Busoga United FC)

Lawrence Tezikya of Busoga United drives the ball from Amir Kakomo (Photo: Busoga United FC Media)

On the day when Joel Madondo bid farewell to Busoga United after completing his move to Wydad Athletic Club (WAC), Tezikya presented himself as the perfect replacement scoring the lone goal as the Jinja based side edged Mbarara City FC.

Coach: Abbey Bogere Kikomeko (Busoga United FC)

Busoga United FC head coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko

Honourable Mentions: Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Derrick Ndahiro (SC Villa), Davis Mayanja (Maroons FC), Viane Ssekajugo), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC), Fahad Kizito (Police FC), Nicholas Kabonge (SC Villa), Hassan Wasswa Dazo (Wakiso Giants FC)

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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