Uganda Kitara FC come from behind to maintain perfect start in UPL

Uganda Premier League newcomers, Kitara FC, continued their flawless start to top flight football by coming from behind to beat Gaddafi 2-1 in Jinja on Friday.

Thomas Ochungo put the hosts ahead on 34 minutes when he turned in Ibrahim Kiyemba’s assist but the visitors struck twice through Kabon Living and George Ssekaaba on 58 and 74 minutes to claim all three points. The result at Gaddafi Arena catapulted coach Brian Ssenyondo’s side to the summit of the 16-team league table on nine points. The Masindi-based side are also the first team to win all their three opening matches.

Kitara beat SC Villa 2-1 in their opening match on their return to top flight football, following that with a 1-0 victory away to UPDF, and now this. On their part, Gaddafi are bottom of the log after losing all their three opening matches, scoring only two goals against six. Meanwhile, three goals inside the first half were enough for SC Villa to beat NEC and get off the mark.

In the game played at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku, Villa started like a house on fire and took the lead through Umar Lutalo whose shot from just the edge found its way through Samson Kirya in the 10th minute. The lead was doubled three minutes to halftime as John Paul Acire turned Patrick Kakande cross into his own net before Arnold Odong headed home in stoppage time before recess.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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