Action between Kitara and UPDF at the Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Wakiso

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 2):

Kitara 1-5 UPDF

SC Villa 3-0 Mbarara City

Striker Brian Kalumba scored four goals in UPDF’s 5-1 victory away to Kitara at the Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Wakiso on Wednesday, 9th December 2020.

Another Brian entity, Kayanja had the other as the army side ran rout in the one sided game played behind closed doors in compliance to other Standard Operating Procedures as constant sanitzing.

Peter Lumolo netted Kitara’s consolation, beating an off-side trap to flip the ball through the advancing goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa.

As early as the first minute, Kalumba opened the scoring business with a half volley past goalkeeper Hillington Musoke.

Kalumba was again on the mark on the 10th minute with striking partner Kayanja providing the assist.

Phillip Ssempiira heads away the ball from Brian Kayanja

Towards the end of the first half, Kalumba completed his hat-trick with a shot off the right flank from an acute angle that bounced off the post to the goal net as UPDF stamped authority to the game.

Lumolo beat a UPDF off-side trap to finish underneath the legs of goalkeeper Wasswa to pull a goal back as the first half ended 3-1.

Upon resumption of the second stanza, Kalumba scored his fourth goal in the game, finishing a well squared cut back from Kayanja.

He was then taken off and on came towering forward Robert Eseru.

The UPDF show continued with a stunning distant shot from Kayanja into the roof of the net, making it the second biggest score-line in the current 2020-21 season after KCCA’s 8-0 humiliation of Arua based side, Onduparaka at Lugogo.

The playing balls were regularly sanitized
The sanitizing process of the UPDF players prior to kick-off
Brian Kalumba shows off his man of the placard after the match

Kalumba took his personal tally to 5 goals in 2 games, same as KCCA’s Brian Aheebwa was also scored 4 times against Onduparaka.

For the exceptional performance on the day, Kalumba was named the pilsner man of the match, earning Shs. 100,000.

UPDF, like KCCA also has 6 points off 2 matches.

Kitara XI Vs UPDF

Team Line Ups:

Kitara XI: Hillington Musoke (G.K), Musa Docca, Patrick Mugume, Maxwell Owachgui, Phillip Ssempira, Daniel Patrick Ekoyu, Roger Miller Raymon Ahumuza, Joel Oscar Munihizi, Peter Lumoro, Brian Muluuli Mayanja, Yasin Mubiru

Subs: Zakayo Kizito, John Stuart Mwesigwa, Duncan Ssemakula, Nathan Oloro, Rogers Lwebuga

Anthony Ssekitto, head coach at Kitara FC

Head Coach: Anthony Ssekitto

UPDF XI Vs Kitara

UPDF XI: Yusuf Wasswa (G.K), Joseph Bright Vuni, Isa Mubiru, Denis Ssekitoleko, Simon Monie Mbaziira, Sam Kintu, Hussein Zzinda, Ibrahim Wamannah, Brian Kayanja, Brian Kalumba, Ezekiel Katende

Subs: Dickens Okwir, Robert Eseru, Robenn Kabuye, Ivan Kato

Pius Ngabo was on duty for UPDF as head coach at a time Kefa Kisala had lost a relative.

Head Coach: Pius Ngabo

Assistant Coach: Ssaka Mpiima

Center Referee: Muzamiru Waiswa

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Results:

  • Busoga United 1-3 BUL
  • KCCA 8-0 Onduparaka
  • MYDA 1-3 Police
  • URA 0-0 Soltilo Bright Stars
  • Wakiso Giants 2-2 Kyetume

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

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