Big boys forced to keep low profile

Selected Tuesday results

Mbarara City 1-0 SC Villa

URA 0-0 Police

Onduparaka 1-1 Express

Express and URA both dropped points on a day Mbarara piped SC Villa to 1-0 victory at Kakyeka in three of six StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) matches played across the country on Tuesday.

Solomon Okwalinga’s fourth minute goal was enough for the Ankole Lions to down the 16-time record Ugandan champions in Mbarara.

Mbarara’s third win in eight matches was Villa’s third defeat in six.

The victory moved Mbarara to ninth on the 16-team table with 10 points, while coach Petros Koukouras’ Villa lie four places below in 13th on seven.

At the Arena of Visions in Ndejje, there was nothing to separate URA and Police as the Cops picked up just their second point of the season in eight games.

URA continued to blow hot and cold, failing to score in the goalless draw after a commanding 2-0 victory away at Vipers last week.

The Tax Collectors lie seventh on 11 points – eight behind leaders KCCA, who have played a game more – after picking three wins, two draws and a defeat in six matches.

Coach Abdallah Mubiru’s Police remain rooted at the bottom of the table in one of their worst starts if the season.

In Arua, Express had Godfrey Lwesibawa’s 27th minute leveller to cancel out Mohammad Shaban’s early lead in tbe 1-1 draw at Ababet Stadium.

This was the third time defending champions, Express, were drawing, and it leaves them sixth on 12 points from eight games.

Onduparaka’s third draw in eight games leaves them in 11th on nine points. The league continues on Wednesday.





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