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Kagimu shines brightest as URA takes charge of BUL to keep the pressure on Vipers

Kagimu's extraordinary performance warranted a man of the match accolade but his strong religious connection the award went to Brian Majwega

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Kagimu shines brightest as URA takes charge of BUL to keep the pressure on Vipers

Danito NSUBUGA 

URA captain Shafiq Kagimu is only 2 goals shy of equalling his season best of 2016/17 when he scored 8 goals.

This evening he has guided URA to another comprehensive win over BUL FC. He dictated affairs in the center of midfield, created a host of goal scoring opportunities and made more goal attempts than everyone else on the pitch.

On a rain soaked pitch, URA first struggled to control the game despite drawing first blood. BUL were in cruise control of the match prior to Brian Majwega’s goal.

The left wing back put URA in the lead with a rocket of free kick which hit the top corner in the 30th minute.

BUL FC quickly recollected and within 3 minutes, they had found a leveller through Walter Ochora. The defender headed in after some beautiful work from Robert Mukongotya.

From this moment, Kagimu decided to take matters into his own hands, he expertly controlled a poorly cleared ball by the BUL defense and sent a left footed low shot that beat the entire defense but miraculously it couldn’t beat Sanoni Mulabi. Mulabi’s save sent the game into halftime with the game level on 1-1

Sam Ssimbwa had earlier been forced into an early substitution when Julius Mutyaba failed to recover from a knock. Brian Nkuubi got a rare chance to impress

Immediately after resumption for he second period, BUL were presented with a glorious opportunity to take lead for the first time but Joseph Ssemujju was too profligate to take the opportunity.

The visitors recieved their punishment in full dose in the 57th minute with Shafiq Kagimu collecting a lose ball just outside the penalty area and sent a low shot that beat Sanoni Mulabi to give the hosts a deserved lead.

As BUL tried to fight for at least a point, Sanoni Mulabi made a howler that gifted URA their 3rd goal and ultimately sealed the points for them .

He fumbled in clearing the ball off Ibrahim Dada’s feet and failed to have contact of the ball. It fell into Rwothomio Cromwell’s path and the striker coolly guided it into an empty net.

URA’s victory sends them to 42 points, level with leaders Vipers who beat Kitara 3-0 in Masindi.

In their next matches , BUL will host UPDF on 20th April, whereas URA will visit SC Villa at Bombo Military Grounds on the same date

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