Rwenshama pick up first league win

Rwenshama's Julius Malingumu scored a first-period brace
Rwenshama’s Julius Malingumu scored a first-period brace

Rwenshama’s long wait for an Uganda Premiership victory is over, after Julius Malingumu guided them to a 3-2 win over Uganda Cup winners URA, on Tuesday.

Despite their noteworthy victory, Rwenshama remain rooted at the bottom of the 16-team log with five points, while URA stay sixth with 17.

Rwenshama triumphed at Mityana Saza Stadium thanks to goals from Julius Malingumu (2) and Geoffrey Ssimbwa in either half as the newly promoted side recorded a remarkable victory, their first in 11 attempts.

URA created the first half-chances of the match, with Frank Kalanda unable to test the Rweshama goalkeeper from shots in the ninth and tenth minutes.

The tax collectors had to wait until midway through the second half to have their two goals from Kalanda and Emmanuel Ngama’s penalties.

Elsewhere, defending champions moved to second place on the log with a 3-0 win over visiting Bidco FC. Three first half goals Hakim Ssenkumba, Brian Majawega and Derrick Nsibambi were enough to give KCCA FC maximum points.

The win moved KCC to second place and within two points of leaders Vipers, who are on 26. KCC have, however, played 11 games, one more than Vipers.

The home side dominated proceedings although the visitors made a late rally trying to rescue something.

“I am happy to get the first win as Coach of KCCA FC, I had to switch tactics because of a poor pitch, so we resorted to playing the long ball,” new coach Abdallah Mubiru after the game.

Police FC who started the season in good form returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Express FC. Their leading marksman Umar Kasumba netted a brace, while Willy Kavuma scored for Express FC.

Struggling sides Kira Young and Soana FC settled for a 1-all draw. Emmanuel Obitre scored for the hosts, while an own goal by Ronald Lubega helped Soana FC pick a point.

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