Tuesday, June 15
*MYDA FC 1-6 BUL FC
*Police 1-1 Bright Stars
BUL FC scored for fun to confirm MYDA’s relegation in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Tuesday at King George IV stadium in Tororo.
Joseph Ssemujju scored a brace while Simon Peter Oketch, Musa Esenu, Ibrahim Mugulusi and Deogracious Ojok added one each in a one-sided game.
Rashid Mpata scored from the spot just before halfime for only MYDA FC’s goal.
The result means that MYDA are relegated. They have collected 14 points after 27 games and sit second below the bottom. They are 12 points adrift of safety with three games to go, meaning that they join Kitara as the other relegated team.
MYDA FC coach Erisa Madanda said after the game: “Our chances in the league are over, we have had many issues from the very beginning, then Covid19 also hit. But its football.”
After the league had taken a 25-day break, MYDA proved they were not ready for the task when they arrived 10 minutes to kickoff at the venue. And it was no surprise when they went down inside the opening 20 minutes thanks to a Ssemujju beauty.
BUL FC all but confirm their survival as they move to 33 points after picking their ninth win of the season.
Okech, named played of the match, said that they needed the game very badly and that is why they had to put up a strong challenge.
BUL FC coach Alex Isabirye Musongola briefly commented: “I am happy and pleased that we managed to win. I was confident we were going to pick three points but I never thought it to would be this easy, we were not scoring as a team but today the boys took their chances.”
MYDA earned promotion to UPL on May 20 2020 along UPDF after FUFA decided to end the season prematurely due to Covid19. They were top of the Elgon Group with 21 points from 11 games at the time.
However, their poor preparations for UPL thereafter made it inevitable that they will return to Big League at the end of the season. It was written in the stone.
Poor recruitment in terms of players, financial constraints that has seen players go months without pay and failure to secure a home ground in Malaba have been their biggest undoing.
Playing in Tororo meant that they hosted away from home. And the end result has seen the side collect six points out of possible 36 points at home. They beat Busoga, drew with Mbarara, Kitara and Kyetume in Tororo.
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Before today, they had recorded poor results throughout, conceding seven against Vipers, six against Police and five in the hands of KCCA.
They visit Express (June 23) at Wankulukuku, host KCCA (June 26) in Tororo before ending the season with a trip to Ndejje to face URA (June 30).
This is the fourth away league win for BUL this season and the first in seven visits. They host Vipers on June 23rd, visit Express before home game against Police.
MYDA FC – Andrew Ssekandi, Isma Mafabi, Derrick Basoga, Brandy Lojum, Amos Etojo, Stephen Okello, Mark Bassi, Eric Mutebi, Paul Musamali, Amos Kirya, Moses Batali
BUL – Sanon Mulabi, Peter Onzima, Fredson Gwoto, Walter Ochora, Douglas Bithum, Kenneth Ssemakula, Richard Wandyaka, Simon Peter Oketch, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju, Martin Aprem