SUPL results on Thursday
Express 0-0 Ndejje
Tooro 2-0 Bright Stars
Bul 2-2 Nyamityobora
Paidha 1-1 Maroons
Four StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) matches were played on Thursday but only Tooro managed to pick maximum points to end the first round on a high.
Goals from Mike Kawooya and Allan Kayiwa at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal were enough to down Bright Stars 2-0.
The result lifted Tooro one up to 10th with 20 points, level with Bright Stars, who fell two to ninth after 15 matches.
In Kampala, Express climbed up one place to seventh on 21 points on the 16-team log following a goalless draw against struggling Ndejje University at the Betway Muteesa II stadium.
This is 10 points better than last season when the Red Eagles survived relegation on the final day.
“We have made an improvement because we have 21 points yet last season we completed the first round with 11. But this is not where Express should be,” said Express coach Kefa Kisala in his post-match remarks.
There were goal-scoring chances for either side despite both teams struggling for fluidity.
Express striker Michael Birungi hit the post and had another shot tipped over by goalkeeper Eric Kibowa, who heroically also pushed away Isaac Mutanga’s header.
De Boss Kalama and Samuel Matovu failed to test Express goalkeeper Ronald Mutebi after getting into good positions.
“The boys have played well earning a point at a big club. I am just disappointed that we have picked up late,” said Ndejje coach Raymod Komakech.
Thr result left Ndejje second from bottom with nine points.
Ndejje are level with Nyamityobora, who drew 2-2 with fifth-placed Bul while Paidha remained bottom following a 1-all draw with Maroons.
Richard Wandyaka and Willis Otong scored for Bul while Yiga Muhammed and Ibrahim Dada got Nyamityobora’s goals.
Jerry Adebo and Seif Batte scored in Paidha and Maroons one-all draw respectively.