Busoga United's Paul Ssekulima

Uganda Premier League 2020-21 (Match Day 18) – Saturday, 17th April 2021 Results:

  • Busoga United 2-1 Police
  • UPDF 4-2 Kyetume
  • MYDA 0-3 Soltilo Bright Stars
  • Wakiso Giants 2-0 Onduparaka
  • Express 1-1 Mbarara City

Busoga United edged visiting Police 2-1 on match day 18 of the 2020-21 Uganda Premier League at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.

Industrious forward Paul Ssekulima and defender Franco Onen got the goals for Busoga United, an entity coached by Abbey Kikomeko Bogere.

Substitute Herman Wasswa Nteza had earlier brought the game level with a 59th leveler that was later turned into a consolation with Onen’s late strike.

Paul Ssekulima celebrates the opening goal for Busoga United
Busoga United players celebrate a goal

Ssekulima scored the opening goal after 21 minutes off Douglas Muganga’s assist as Busoga United bossed the opening half 1-0.

Wasswa connected Henry Katongole’s delivery for the equalizer on the stroke of the hour mark.

Denis Rukundo battles Paul Ssekulima

With the game destined for a 1-all stalemate, Busoga United staged a gallant display.

Onen scored the dramatic winner in the second minute of added time to give maximum points to the home side.

Referee Paul Turyamureeba cautioned Police goalkeeper Derrick Ochan, the only booking of the game in the 44th minute.

Police goalkeeper Derrick Ochan being booked by referee Paul Turyamureeba

Busoga United’s victory was a timely reaction from the 3-0 loss on the road away to the reigning league champions Vipers at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

This was the 5th victory for Busoga United in 18 matches, taking them to 20 points as they climbed to 12th on the log.

Police suffered their 5th defeat of the season, remaining on 31 points in the fourth place.

Busoga United XI Vs Police

Team Line Ups:

Busoga United XI: Michael Nantamu (G.K), Franco Onen, George Kalyowa, Douglas Muganga, Abubakari Otawo, Franco Magero Balabala, Jeromy Kirya, Isma Mugulusi, Paul Ssekulima, Ivan Wani, Shaka Ssozi

Subs: Delton Oyo (G.K), Anthony Mayanja, Ashraf Batwawula, Bernard Wamusi, Ibrahim Ekellot, Elvis Ngonde, Shafik Kakeeto

Police XI Vs Busoga United

Police XI: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Dennis Rukundo (Captain), Eric Senjobe, Hassan Mohamood, Henry Katongole, Samuel Kayongo, Yusuf Ssozi, Muwadda Mawejje, Frank Tumwesigye, Dancan Sseninde, Derrick Kakooza

Subs: Tom Ikara (G.K), Tonny Mawejje, Herman Wasswa Nteza, Ruben Kimera, Henry Kiryowa, Ben Ocen, Brian Mayanja Mululi

Match officials with Busoga United and Police captains prior to kick off

Match Officials:

Center Referee: Paul Tuyramureeba

Assistant Referee 1: Gilbert Ngyendo

Assistant Referee 2: Richard Mugerwa

Fourth Official: Ali Kaddu

Assessor: Kalifan Kanakulya

Franco Magero Balabala gets a water bottle to quench his thirst

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

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