Birungi Brace Earns KCC First Win

Depending champions KCC got off the blocks, beating newly-promoted Rwenshama 3-0 at Ssaza Ground in Mityana in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) on Tuesday.

Michael Birungi
Michael Birungi

Michael Birungi grabbed a brace and Derrick Nsibambi scored the other as coach George Nsimbe’s men won their first match after drawing the opener 1-1 with Police. The victory moves KCC to fifth with four points while Rwenshama remain bottom and winless.

Coach George Nsimbe’s men went ahead on 20 minutes when Birungi struck his first of the season off a William Wadri flick-on.

Nsibambi added the second on 51 minutes after beating his man on the left before cutting inside to beat veteran goalkeeper Hannington Kalyesubula from 20 yards out.

Birungi completed his brace on 64 minutes with a wonderful volley from a cross down the left.

The win lifted Lweza from the relegation zone to 11th in a 16-team league on three points while coach Fred Kajoba’s Simba, who lost two games in a row, are a place above.

Goalkeeper nets in Stars’ victory

Goalkeeper Matthias Kigonya struck a 75th free-kick to hand Bright Stars a deserved 1-0 victory over Bul at Lugogo on Tuesday.

Matthias KigonyaThe victory moved Bright Stars second on the log on seven points but behind leaders Police on goal difference.

The two teams came into this tie unbeaten and both had a chance to assume table leadership, events in the Police-SC Villa match permitting.

But with Police also winning, Bright Stars – who have now won two on the trot – will settle for second.

There was little to separate the two sides in the first half as they fought it out at the KCCA Ground in Lugogo but it is Bright Stars who still went into recess with the momentum.

On resumption, Bright Stars’ Hassan Kikoyo was adventurous on the right midfield but his trickery dissolved when he ventured into coach Kefa Kisala side’s penalty box.

William Otongo should also have given Bul the lead midway the second half but his shot from inside the area went inches wide.

But there was no stopping goalkeeper Kigonya when Bright Stars won a free-kick just outside the penalty area.

The shot-stopper, who is a known dead ball specialist for his side, curled the ball over the wall and in past Bul goalkeeper Nsubuga Zakaliya.

At Bombo, Mike Sserumaga struck an injury time winner as newly-promoted Lweza recorded their first win in three games by beating Simba 1-0.

SCVU continued firing blanks in two successive games as they played out a goalless draw with Soana at Namboole.

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