Bullish BUL FC thump Ndejje to go second as woeful Villa lose again
While the Red Army fans of Express might feel they are fast forgetting the pain from last season, arch rivals SC Villa appear intent on trying to find out what bile tastes like at the bottom of the league table.
Bright Stars 4 – 1 Kirinya Jinja SS
BUL FC 4 – 1 Ndejje University
Mbarara City 2 – 1 SC Villa
Paidha B. Angels 1 – 2 Express
Tooro United 0 – 0 Onduparaka
Vipers 1 – 1 KCCA
FOOTBALL | Oil producers Bidco Uganda Limited were in a bullish mode as they opened the floodgates at Njeru Technical Centre to drown Ndejje University and climb second on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table on Saturday.
Better known by their acronym BUL FC, the Jinja-based side struck the back of the net four times through a Daniel Shebena first half brace either side of Hamisi Tibita goal to ensure that whatever the outcome of Vipers-KCCA clash in Kitende, they would at least go second on the log.
KCCA FC win at St Mary’s Stadium would have seen BUL go top of the table as surprise leaders after six rounds but the two giants could only settle for a Dan Sserunkuma goal that was cancelled by Filbert Obenchan proved pricey for table leaders Vipers as the solitary point earned ensured they maintained their place at the top for at least another four days.
Dickens Kilama had given the university students some slim hope of unlikely comeback on resumption with a well executed penalty but Deo Ojok’s 65th minute finish dashed all hopes of a fightback as Peter Onen’s sealed the victory.
Onen was an understudy to Express FC tactician Kefa Kisala at the palm oil growers and edible oil producers but his exploits with the club is proving that the success with Uganda Cubs (U-17) side in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where they qualified for Africa Cup of Nations was no fluke.
Come Tuesday, BUL will be confident as they welcome Sam Ssimbwa’s tax collectors, URA FC, to Njeru.
Express win, Villa fall
Elsewhere in the league, Express FC continued their revamp with a 3-1 win away to Nebbi outwit Paidha Black Angels.
The victory moved the Red Eagles up to fifth on the log. While the Red Army fans of Express might feel they are fast forgetting the pain from last season, arch rivals SC Villa appear intent on trying to find out what bile tastes like at the bottom of the league table.
The Joogos went tumbling at the hands of Mbarara City, losing 2-1 at a stadium that the hosts are turning into a fortress of sorts.
The result sees SC Villa drop further down the 16-team table and will be rooted at the bottom should Maroons beat Police FC at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo, on Sunday.
In a clash of teams of opposite fortunes in recent years, Express welcome champions Vipers to Wankulukuku on Wednesday, a day after Moses Basena will have tried to calm down the Blues tension when Villa host KCCA FC.
Meanwhile, at Champions Stadium in Mwererwe, two of the most lethal strikers in the league in Nelson Senkatuka and Jeol Madondo locked horns.
But the day belonged to Senkatuka, whose brace either side of Augustine Kacancu and Brian Kayanja
goals lifted the Kawempe submariners up to fourth on the log.
Fred Amaku scored the consolation for Jinja SS from the spot.
Senkatuka now has five goals from six games, one less than Madondo who has scored doubles in six games.
The 4-1 win means the Kawempe side will welcome Ndejje University on Tuesday with their eyes on the top spot as each of the sides in the top four can still take the league leadership.
Brights Stars have 11 points from six games, just three less than leaders Vipers.