UPL : Goals galore as 2018/19 season climaxes

 

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Champions KCCA, SC Villa and Bright Stars scored six times each to record massive victories as the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season came to an end. A record total of 23 goals were scored on the final day.

KCCA put Maroons to the sword with a 6-1 win, Bright Stars annihilated Paidha Black Angels with the similar scoreline whereas SC Villa thumped Nyamityobora 6-0 at Namboole.

Runners up Vipers SC picked a slim 1-0 over BUL FC at Kitende, Mbarara City edged Police 2-0 at Kakyeka whilst 10-man Express held Onduparaka in Arua.

URA and Tooro United, Kirinya Jinja SSS and Ndejje University settled for goalless stalemates at Kavumba and Jinja respectively.

Champions crowned in style
KCCA were crowned 13-time champions in a remarkable style after pummeling Maroons 6-1 at Lugogo. Patrick Henry Kaddu scored a first half brace against his former pay masters before Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello, Allan Kyambadde and Herbert Achai added one a piece.

In the 59th minute, Sheif Batte scored the consolation for the Prison Warders who finished a place above the relegation red line.

Senkatuka scores five against Paidha

Senkatuka finished the season with 16 goals

Nelson Senkatuka became the first player to score five goals in a single league game since Ceaser Okhuti in Bunamwaya’s 10-1 thumping of Sharing in 2009.

Senkatuka was on target in the 4th, 8th, 25th, 56th and 64th minutes as Bright Stars ran riot against Paidha Black Angels at Mwererwe. Substitute James Angu put the icing on the cake for Fred Kajoba’s men in the 82nd minute while Jackson Nsubuga’s goal at the hour mark was the consolation for the relegated West Nile club.

Nkuubi on target again for the Venoms

Vipers beat BUL 1-0 at Kitende

Brian Nkuubi once again scored the lone goal as Vipers recorded a successive 1-0 victory.

The former Kira Young skipper caught Hannington Sebwalunyo off-guard in the 48th minute to ensure Vipers end the season with a slim home win against BUL FC.

Jogoos on the rampage against Nyamityobora


SC Villa capped up their unpleasant season with a comprehensive 6-0 over Nyamityobora at Namboole. Ronald Magwali, Pius Wangi, Mike Serumagga (brace), Joseph Semujju and Albert Mugisa were all on target for the troubled record champions.

Goalie Kyamera plays in central defence as 10-man Express hold Onduparaka

Goalkeeper Tony Kyamera impressively played as a central defender as Express scooped a point in a barren encounter at the Greenlight stadium in Arua.

Express who traveled to Arua with limited options had their minds on the Uganda Cup return leg semi final against Bright Stars. They were however reduced to 10-men after Ibrahim Kayiwa was shown a second yellow card for time wasting in the 66th minute.

Despite numerical advantage, Kyamera and company were able to frustrate Ceaser Okhuti, Viane Sekajugo, Gadaffi Wahab and Amis Muwonge among others.

Mbarara City edge Balinya’s Police FC

Jude Semugabi and Ivan Eyam scored inside the first five minutes of the second stanza and ensured Mbarara City defeat Police FC 2-0 at Kakyeka.

The match saw Police’s marksman and the league’s top scorer Juma Balinya finish on 19 goals, three better more than Bright Stars’ Senkatuka.

URA maintain perfect record on the road


URA FC (6 wins, 9 draws) finished the season as the only team not have tasted defeat away from home. This follows a goalless stalemate with Tooro United at Kavumba recreational center in Wakiso.

Japanese Masataka Sakaguchi make Kirinya Jinja SS debut

Kirinya Jinja SS played to a gooalles stalemate with already relegated Ndejje University at the Mighty Arena Jinja, in this game Matasaka Sakaguchi a Japanese made his debut for the Jinja based side.

End of Season Results

KCCA 6-1 Maroons
Onduparaka 0-0 Express
SC Villa 6-0 Nyamityobora
Tooro United 0-0 URA
Bright Stars 6-1 Paidha Black Angels
Vipers 1-0 BUL
Mbarara City 2-0 Police
Kirinya JSS 0-0 Ndejje University

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