Kitara FC Crushes URA, Extends Lead in UPL

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Masindi, Uganda – Kitara FC continued their dominance in the Ugandan Premier League, dismantling URA FC 3-0 at Masindi Stadium on Thursday.

Early Goals Set the Tone

Kitara wasted no time asserting their control. Denis Omedi capitalized on a swift counterattack, converting a Kabon Living assist to open the scoring early. URA’s offside appeals were denied, handing Kitara a crucial lead.

Kitara pressed for more, and their persistence paid off in the 37th minute. Jude Semugabi rose above the defense to head home a perfectly placed corner from Paul Mucureezi, doubling Kitara’s advantage.

Red Card Hurts URA’s Chances

The tide turned decisively when URA substitute Ivan Ahimbisibwe received a red card for an elbow on Paddy Muhumuza, leaving the visitors shorthanded.

Kitara capitalized on their numerical advantage. Substitute Najib Yiga played a perfectly timed through ball to Living Kabon, who chipped the URA goalkeeper in the dying moments to secure all three points for Kitara.

Disappointing Result for URA

The defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for URA FC and coach David Obua, whose team had hoped for a stronger showing. URA remains in seventh place with 31 points from 21 matches.

Busoga United staged a remarkable comeback to salvage a 2-2 draw against Soltilo Bright Stars FC at Kakindu Stadium. Sharif Nsereko and Issa Bugembe gave Bright Stars a two-goal lead, but Jeremy Matata and Franco Mugomba netted for Busoga United to earn a vital point.

Kitara Leads the Pack

With this win, Kitara FC maintains their top spot in the UPL table with 43 points, extending their lead over second-placed BUL FC to four points. The upcoming clash between Vipers SC and KCCA FC promises to be another thrilling chapter in the title race.

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Current Standings

(As of March 15, 2024)

  1. Kitara FC 43pts
  2. Bul FC 39pts
  3. Vipers SC 35pts
  4. NEC FC 34pts
  5. Sports Club Villa 33pts
  6. Maroons FC 31pts
  7. URA FC 31pts
  8. Express FC 29pts
  9. KCCA FC 26pts
  10. Soltilo Brights Stars FC 25pts
  11. Mbarara City Football Club 24pts
  12. Wakiso Giants FC 20pts
  13. Gaddafi FC 18pts
  14. Busoga Football Club 17pts
  15. UPDF FC Uganda 16pts
  16. Arua SC 05pts
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