Selected Wednesday results

Mbarara City 2-1 KCCA

Busoga United 1-1 Maroons

KCCA’s stop-start StarTimes Uganda Premier League season continues, this time the 13-time winners on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat to Mbarara City just days after putting six past Gaddafi last week.

The hosts, Mbarara, actually had to come from behind for their deserved victory at Kakyeka Stadium in Western Uganda on Wednesday – their coach – Wasswa Bbosa being sent off notwithstanding.

When KCCA midfielder Ashraf Mugume put the visitors ahead on 34 minutes with a beautiful free-kick, you thought coach Abdallah Mubiru’s men could, perhaps, have turned the corner.

But within two minutes Mbarara had levelled matters, with Man of the Match Sadat Nsubuga literally walking through KCCA’s defence to beat rookie goalkeeper Anthony Emojong. 

KCCA, who have now lost seven out of 10 games, drawing one and losing the others, were clearly second best on the day.

And Mbarara knew, given their unending pummeling of the visitors defence. 

Mbarara got their reward on 64 minutes when imposing forward, Henry Kitegenyi, sealed KCCA’s fate with the hosts’ second and winner.

The match also had some room for touchline drama as Mbarara City coach Wasswa Bbosa was dismissed from the touchline for exchanging expletives with KCCA striker Shaban Muhammad on 72 minutes.

Mbarara’s only second win of the season lifted them three places up to 10th 11 points, while KCCA remain third from bottom on seven.

At the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru, Maroons needed forward Abraham Tusubira’s second half goal to cancel out Bashamu Mugwa’s eighth minute lead for Busoga United to settle for a one-all draw.

Maroons are fifth on the log with 18 points, while Busoga are six places below on 11 marks.

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