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UPL: Ssemujju Stuns Villa As BUL Return To Winning Ways

Joseph Ssemujju scored twice as BUL beat Villa. Sanyuka TV photo

Sunday, February 23
*BUL 2-1 SC Villa

Joseph Ssemuju was the star of the day as BUL FC beat SC Villa 2-1 in a league game played at FUFA Technical centre, Njeru.

Ssemujju, facing his former side, bagged a brace as BUL recovered from down to win their first league game after 10 attempts.

Ronald Magwali put Villa in the lead but the Jogoos, who needed victory to reduce gap atop, failed to hold on to their early advantage.

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Ronald Magwali (middle) erupts in celebration. Sanyuka TV photo

Villa remain fourth on the table with 40 points, six behind KCCA FC in second.

BUL FC climb to sixth after their ninth victory of the campaign. They have collected 33 points after 23 league games.

The loss, is the first for Villa since a 1-0 loss to Busoga United on January 14 at Namboole.

The win, is the first for new coach Arthur Kyesimira who replaced sacked Peter Onen.

BUL’s last win was against Mbarara City FC, a 3-0 win in November last year.

In the reverse fixture, David Owori canceled out Richard Wandyaka’s opener as both teams shared spoils.

Magwali rose to give Villa the lead when he headed in a well delivered cross from Yayo Lutimba.

At 37 minutes, Ssemujju scored his first goal of the day when he made a turn in the box to strike off a lose ball from Nicholas Kabonge.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, Ssemujju scored the winning goal after he paced past Villa defenders to send the home fans in frenzy.

Allan Kabonge almost scored a corner for Villa but he was denied by goalkeeper Abdul Kimera while Benson Muhindo had two attempts on goal denied by the BUL custodian.

BUL FC’s Musa Esenu came close to finding the equaliser miss his tap in after a delivery from Dennis Okot.

Villa’s shot stopper Saidi Keni also kept out many chances, denying Richard wandyaka and Charles Ssempa.

Lineups Used

Bul FC – Abdul Kimera (GK), Dennis Okot Oola (C), Musa walangalira, Ramadhan Dudu, Walter Ochola, Godfrey Akol, Fredson Gwoto, Richard Wandyaka, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju, Richard Matovu

SC Villa – Said Keni(GK), Fred Agandu, Yayo Lutimba, Brian Nsubuga, Asuman Harishe (C), Amir Kakomo, David Owori, Emmanuel Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Nicholas Kabonge, Ambrose Kirya

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