Maroons 5-0 Busoga United
Maroons announced their return to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) in style, thrashing Busoga United 5-0 at the Prisons Ground on Saturday.
Striker Fred Amaku helped himself to a brace, with Isaac Mpagi, Solomon Walusimbi and Noel Nasasira scoring the others.
The victory sees Maroons join BUL, who also thrashed newcomers Blacks Power in Lira by the same scoreline, at the summit after one game.
The hosts, who thoroughly dominated the game, took the lead on 12 minutes when Mpagi latched onto Amaku’s cross from the right.
They doubled their advantage four minutes later, provider Amaku turning scorer with a chip that beat the visitors goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi.
The hosts were 3-0 up inside 27 minutes, Amaku with his second and Maroons third.
Busoga had a chance to pull one back when Mpagi fouled Bashamu Mugwa on 64 minutes, but Simon Tamale saved the resultant penalty by Derrick Basoga.
It is Maroons that instead got another goal on 71 minutes, Walusimbi slotting home after Nasasira’s effort was spilled back into play.
Provider Nasasira then turned into scorer, heading in Maroons fifth 12 minutes from full time for the hosts perfect day at office.