Uganda KCCA FC resurrect to hammer Gaddafi, BUL FC cement top spot

KCCA FC recovered from their 2-1 defeat to Busoga United in their last outing to humiliate visiting Gaddafi 6-1 in a Ugandan Premier League fixture at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Friday.

Braces from Shaban Muhammad and Usama Arafat, plus a goal each from Etienne Katenga and Dominic Ayella were enough to hand coach Abdallah Mubiru his debut home win since he was named the new manager on November 13. Sharif Ssengendo scored the visitors’ consolation in the encounter.

Interestingly, today’s six goals moved KCCA to 14, only second in scoring behind leaders BUL, who have netted one more. But it is their defence that has been KCCA’s undoing. The 13-time league winners have conceded a massive 15 times, and Friday only served to reduce their minus goal difference to -1.
KCCA currently lies third from the bottom with only seven points from nine matches, while Gaddafi are four places above in 10th with as many points from nine games.

Meanwhile, BUL FC continued their almost unchallenged march at the top of the top flight with yet another victory, a commanding 3-0 dismissal of Wakiso Giants at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium. Alex Kitata’s seventh goal of the season and a Martin Aprem brace saw BUL open a seven-point lead at the top of the table, although coach Abbey Kikomeko’s boys have played nine matches, one more than second-placed Vipers.

BUL have won eight out of their nine matches so far, scoring 15 goals – the most by any team in the league. Their victims on the day, Wakiso Giants, have fallen on hard times this season, losing five, drawing three and winning only once to lie second from bottom on just six points.

Finally, home side URA came from behind to beat Express 2-1 in at Mehta Stadium in Lugazi. A Moses Aliro second half penalty and Pilsner Man of the Match Laban Tibita’s winner in the 85th minute ensured David Obua picked his first victory as URA head coach since assuming the role early last month. Isaac Wagoina scored Express’ gifted consolation.

The former Uganda Cranes superstar, Obua, saw his side draw 2-2 with Kitara in his opening match as URA coach.


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 en.Africatopsports.com.

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