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Mukwala Brace Reignites URA Title Chase

Sunday, May 23
URA 2-1 UPDF
KCCA 3-1 Busoga United

UPL Leading scorers

*Yunus Junior Ssentamu (Vipers) – 16
*Eric Kenzo Kambala (Express) – 15
*Steven Dese Mukwala (URA) – 14
*Viane Ssekajugo (Wakiso) – 13
*Samuel Ssekamatte (Bright Stars) – 12
*Ben Ocen (Police) – 11
*Brian Mululi (Police) – 11
*Paul Mucureezi (Vipers) – 11
*Living Kabon (Onduparaka) – 11
*Godfrey Lwesibawa (Express) – 10
*Ibrahim Nsimbe (MYDA) – 10
*Charles Lwanga (KCCA) – 10


Steven Mukwala scored a double as URA edged UPDF FC in a league game played on Sunday at the Arena of Visions.

The victory puts more pressure on leaders Express as URA leapfrog Vipers to move second with a point behind the Red Eagles.

Alex Kitata scored for UPDF in between Mukwala’s double but the Army side didnt do enough to at least snatch a point.

The Tax collectors created more chances but they couldn’t utilize them in the opening 15 minutes as Sam Ssimbwa’s showed early intent.

The hosts were forced into an early substitution as Michael Birungi came on for injured Mosses Sseruyidde.

Mukwala almost broke the deadlock when he met Alionzi Nafian’s long ball but he couldn’t have enough touch to beat Goalkeeper Waswa Yusuf.

The former Maroons and Vipers forward later put the ball in the net five minutes before the break off a header from Rwothomio Cromwel at the far post.

Substitute Ezekiel Katende forced a save from Alionzi before the Army side equalised from the resultant corner through Kitata in the 46th minute after a mix up in the box.

URA almost had a swift response when Joachim Ojera delivered a perfect cross down from the right but goalkeeper Waswa Yusuf jumped high to tip the ball from Mukwala’s head.

Rwothomio failed to capitalize on Denis Ssekitoreko’s mistake in the box as his attempt went over the bar.

URA kept on putting more pressure forward and almost got back into the lead but Shafik Kagimu saw his shot deflected.

UPDF had another rare chance on goal wasted by Brian Kayanja in a build up that involved substitute Ezekiel Katende ans Robert Eseru.

Mukwala later restored the hosts’ lead in the 78th minutes to complete his brace.

UPDF remains in the 10th position with 34 points from 26 matches.

URA return to action on Saturday 19th June away to Busoga United at the Fufa Technical Center Njeru while UPDF will welcome SC Villa at the Bombo Barracks Military stadium a day before in the Uganda Premier League.

How they started

URA: Alionzi Nafian (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Katongole Farouk, Patrick Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Moses Sseruyidde, Shafik Kagimu, Joachim Ojera, Rwothomio Cromwel, Steven Mukwala.

UPDF: Waswa Yusuf (GK), James Begesa, Isa Mubiru, Vuni Joseph, Denis Ssekitoreko, Bernard Muwanga, Thembo Ibrahim, Simon Mbazira, Davis Kasirye, Brian Kayanja, Alex Kitata.


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