URA FC recovered from their 2-0 midweek defeat to NEC to emphatically dispatch the bottom side, Arua Hill, 4-1 at the Mehta Stadium in Lugazi on Sunday.
David Obua’s men were inspired by hat-trick hero Joseph Ssemujju and Ibrahim Dada, the latter a proud scorer of a peach of a goal in between. Safi Masoon had put Arua Hill ahead on six minutes before URA taps opened.
The Tax Collectors’ new free-flowing brand of football was on full display, first Ssemujju heading in from a corner in the 25th minute to level matters. URA’s second was a product of intricate passing from their half, with Dada completing the move with a scorching hit that left Obua holding his head in awe in the technical area at 55 minutes.
Ssemujju did the remaining business with the precision of a good workman for URA to move to 16 points in seventh place. Arua Hill remains bottom of the log on five points. Meanwhile, Samuel Ssekamatte scored with six minutes to go to save leaders BUL from a second defeat of the season at the Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru, on Sunday.
The edible oil makers had to settle for a point in the end after newcomers, NEC, tested their resolve. Rashid Okocha was impressive on the day and will feel hard done by Ssekamatte nullifying the NEC creative player’s match opener at the stroke of halftime. BUL’s second draw in 11 matches keeps the Jinja side top of the standings on 26 points, only three behind Vipers SC, who have played a match fewer.
NEC, who are enjoying a brilliant debut season, are third on 20 points from 11 games. In Wakiso, Kenneth Kimera scored a first-half brace and Hassan Ssenyonjo added another goal in the hosts emphatic victory over Busoga United, who saw Bashamu Mugua miss their first-half penalty. The Purple Sharks only second win in 11 matches keeps them just a place above relegation on 10 points, while Busoga are a place and a point above.
- Additional reporting UPL website.