Saturday results

Wakiso Giants 2-1 KCCA

Express 3-0 Gaddafi

BUL 1-1 Mbarara City

NEC 2-1 Arua Hill

Express’ steady momentum continued on a day Wakiso Giants ended KCCA’s four-match winning streak and leaders BUL dropped more points.

The Red Eagles were the biggest winners on Saturday, thrashing Gaddafi 3-0 at Wankulukuku as coach Alex Isabirye’s men raked up their fourth successive StarTimes Uganda Premier League win.

A 38th minute Isaac Wagoina penalty and two more goals from Pilsner Man of the Match Alpha Ssali – just before the half time break – and Andrew Kawooya on 79 minutes were enough for the Red Eagles emphatic victory.

This was Express’ seventh victory in 15 matches, and has them in sixth place on 25 points, eight off the top at the season half-way mark.

Gaddafi, who came into this on the back of a 2-1 victory over leaders BUL, are a place above relegation on 16 points.

BUL cede more ground

Talking BUL, the leaders ceded more ground in their title quest, dropping more points as they drew 1-1 with visitors Mbarara City at the Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru.

Gerrald Ogweti’s 40th minute goal for the hosts was cancelled out by Man of the Match Joseph Akandwanaho’s leveller on the stroke of half time for the two sides to share spoils.

This was the second successive time BUL were dropping points having lost to Gaddafi coming into Saturday’s fixture.

The Jinja side, however, remain top of the standings on 33 points, four ahead of second-placed Kitara, despite yet another hiccup, while Mbarara are 11th on 17.

Wakiso stop KCCA

At the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, hosts Wakiso served the day’s surprise, ending resurgent KCCA’s four-match winning run with a 2-1 victory.

Two goals in either half from Kenneth Kimera and Samson Kigozi had Wakiso, who were winning only their fourth match in 15, and who had lost their last two coming into this, leading comfortably inside an hour.

And KCCA’s consolation from Ashraf Mugume didn’t come until the sixth minute of added time.

The win has Wakiso Giants two places out of relegation on 16 points, while KCCA’s incredible eighth defeat in 15 games has them in ninth on 19.

NEC end round with win

Elsewhere, newcomers NEC ended their debut first round with a home victory, beating bottom side Arua Hill 2-1 at the MTN Omondi Stadium.

Brian Kayanja grabbed a brace for the hosts on 64 and 81 minutes, while Nelson Mandela netted Arua’s consolation on the hour.

NEC’s seventh win in 15 games has them in seventh on 24 points on the 16-team table, while Arua’s 12th defeat keeps them bottom on five.

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