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May 19, 2024

UPL Updates – Gaddafi Secure First Win of the Season as Wakiso Giants Shock URA at Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium

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Last season’s corresponding fixture ended 5-0 in favour of URA FC

StarTimes Uganda Premier League Match Day 6 Results
Busoga United 0 – 1 Gaddafi FC

Wakiso Giants 2 – 1 URA FC

UPL Updates – Wakiso Giants Shock URA at home as Gaddafi Secure First Win of the Season
Gaddafi FC secured their first win of the 2022/23 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season after edging Busoga United 1-0. This was the army side’s second Jinja derby of the season after holding table leaders Bul FC to a 1-all draw on Tuesday 25 October at Kakindu Municipal Stadium.

The visitors had a shaky start to the game, forcing head coach Wasswa Bbosa to make early changes before half-time; Ngonde Elvis came on for Odongo Johnson inside 25 minutes. Meanwhile Kalumba Brian and Yaya Mahad replaced by Byamukama and Munguchi Steven at half-hour mark.

Substitute Steven Munguchi broke the dealock after 60 minutes to give the army side the lead.

Gaddafi FC managed to hold on for their first win of the season.

Busoga United Starting XI: Michael Lutaaya; Isaac Isinde, Charles Mulanda, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Dan Sewava; Laban Tibita,Derrick Basoga, Peter Onzima; Thomas Ochungo, Fredrick Ngalo, Isaac Doka MWeru.

Gaddafi FC Starting XI: Crispus Kusiima; Andrew Waiswa, Bakali Magumda, Amir Kakomo, Simon P. Serunkuma; Yaya Mahad, Shafik Bakaki, Johnson Odongo; Brian Kalumba, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Alex Kitata

Wakiso Giants 2 -1 URA FC
URA FC suffered a humbling loss to Wakiso Giants in the other game of the day as the tax collectors failed to defeat the ‘Purple Sharks,’ who they humiliated 5-0 in their last encounter prior to today’s game.

The tax collectors started brightly forcing the home-side to take an early back-drop deep into their defence. Wakiso Giants started creating a few chances after half an hour mark but with no major breakthrough.

Towards the end of half-time, Norman Ogik replaced injured Ssebuufu and the forward sent the wakiso-based side to a perfect break after scoring with his first touch on the ball.

Sam Timbe’s troops returned more energized for the final 45 minutes with a more fast and aggressive approach. Their persistence finally paid off in the 58th minute after James Begisa leveled matters, his second in a successive game.

The hosts regained their lead six minutes past the half hour mark. Moses Aliro managed to get at the end of Ogik’s pass sending the home fans to a wild celebration.

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