URA FC pickup point Mbarara City, SC Villa struggles to tie with BUL

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The actions were part of the opening matches of the 2020-21 Premier League season that had started on Thursday.

Once again, URA FC and Mbarara City settled for a draw in Friday’s Ugandan Premier League (UPL) match at Kakyeka Stadium.

The 1-1 result saw the two top-tier rivals share the points, as the draw is the sixth between them in as many games. Steven Mukwala scored for URA, while Jude Ssemugabi helped the Ankole Lions fight to save the point.

Mbarara City could have opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, but was denied it by the post, while tax collectors broke the deadlock eight minutes later, after the carpentry saved them.

Mukwala, who was making his URA debut, was assisted by Joachim Ojera to open his scoring account. The striker could have scored a double in the 48th minute, but Muhammad Ssekaba denied him the penalty.

In the 81st minute, Ssemugabi scored the equalizer as the two teams shared the points in their first Premier League match.

Meanwhile, Sports Club Villa and BUL FC recorded a goal-scoring draw of the day in the other UPL tie.

Emmanuel Wasswa and Nicholas Kabonge scored for the record UPL champions, while Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu were the scorers for BUL in the 2-2 draw.

Wasswa scored in the fifth minute before it was disallowed by Wandyaka’s effort in the third minute after the half hour.

Esenu gave BUL the lead in the 55th minute before Kabonge brought the score back to level in the 78th minute. Ten minutes before SC Villa’s draw, the Jogoos it had been reduced to 10 men after Benson Muhindo was expelled.

The three minutes that were added weren’t enough for either side to record a winning goal.

This is the first season for the Jogoos since they became a community-owned club in the recent past.

Finally, Police FC and Wakiso Giants produced a 0-0 draw at MTN Omondi Stadium.

Eyes were on Police Captain Tony Mawejje, who returned to the club since the last time he played for them in 2006. However, the experienced midfielder was substituted within 45 minutes when he was apparently injured.

Frank Tumwesigye, Eric Ssenjobe and Hassan Muhamood made their Police debuts as they are among the new signings.

The Wakiso Giants debuted against Rahmat Ssenfuka and Joshua Lubwama as the draw is the first between the rivals in three games.


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