Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte celebrates a goal at Solitlo Bright Stars

2020-21 Uganda Premier League (Match Day 16):

  • Kitara 1-3 Soltilo Bright Stars
  • UPDF 0-3 Vipers
  • KCCA 3-0 BUL
  • Wakiso Giants 1-2 Mbarara City

Soltilo Bright Stars recorded a convincing 3-1 win over newly promoted Kitara during match day 16 of the Uganda Premier League on Friday, 2nd April 2021.

Gangly forward Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte scored a brace and Marvin Joseph got the other.

Bright Stars players join Ssekamatte (third from right) to celebrate a goal

Ssekamatte scored the first goal on 17 minutes off a decent assist by Joseph Akandwanaho.

Joseph Janjali assisted Marvin for the second goal on the stroke of half time as Soltilo Bright Stars led 2-0 by the mandatory break.

Kitara pulled back a goal through Monday’s well struck penalty on 63 minutes.

Samuel Kayongo Ssemakatte celebrates one of his two goals against Kitara

Monday’s second half penalty was consolation for Kitara who have now lost 13 out of 16 games since being promoted to the top tier division.

With 15 minutes left on the clock Simon Ssemayange assisted Ssekamatte for the third goal, the forward’s second on the evening, the 6th overall in as many matches this season.

Ssekamatte was named man of the match for the star performance that elevates his side to 9th on the 16 team log.

In the other matches, UPDF lost at home 3-0 to Vipers in Bombo.

KCCA recorded a 3-0 victory against Jinja based BUL at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

At the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium, Wakiso Giants squandered a goal lead to fall 2-1 to Mbarara City.

Action continues on Saturday, 3rd April 2021 with two matches to wind down match day 16.

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Team Line Ups:

Kitara XI: Emmanuel Opio (G.K), Yassin Mubiru, Rogers Lwebuga, Charles Kyomuhendo, Maxwell Owaangiu, Daniel Ekoyu, Denis Monday, Nathan Oloro, Edson Agondeze, Kizito Zakayo, Ivan Kiwewa

Subs: Ronald Kyamanywa, Ivan Akera, Stuart Mwesigwa, Pius Mbidde, Musa Docca, Isaac Tumusiime, Peter Lomoro

Soltilo Bright Stars XI: Benson Wagima (Goalkeeper), Andrew Kaggwa, Simon Ssemayange, Warren Bbule,  Andrew Kyambadde, Joseph Marvin, Joseph Janjali, Derrick Kiggundu, Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte, Methiodius Jungu, Joseph Akandwanaho

Subs: Simon Tamale (Goalkeeper), Emmanuel Loki, Davis Ssekajja, Allan Katwe, Ronald Nkonge, Augustine Kacancu, James Angu

Head coach: Baker Mbowa

Assistant coach: Simon Peter Mugerwa

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Ronald Madanda
  • First Assistant Referee: Isa Masembe
  • Second Assistant Referee: Richard Mugerwa
  • Fourth Official: Robert Donney
  • Referees Assessor: Mark Ssonko

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

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