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UPL: URA beat Mbarara City 2-0 to move four points clear, Villa held by BUL

Brian Majwega celebrates scoring for URA FC against Mbarara City. The tax collectors won 2-0

StarTimes Uganda Premier League (Tuesday April 27, 2021)
Mbarara City 0-2 URA FC
SC Villa 0-0 BUL FC
Busoga United 0-0 UPDF
Kitara 4-2 Kyetume

Uganda Revenue Authority FC have opened a four-point gap at the top of the Ugandan Premier League table following a 2-0 win against Mbarara City on Tuesday.

A goal in each half from Brian Majwega and Shafik Kagimu ensured the Tax Collectors picked up their first-ever win over the Ankole Lions in six attempts at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje.

The Tax Collectors, who had gone for two straight matches without getting a win, could have added the second in the 34th minute but Kagimu’s header hit the woodwork and his effort from the rebound went inches wide.

URA went into the half-time break enjoying a 1-0 lead and after the start of the second half, they continued to pile pressure for more goals and it was no surprise when Kagimu made it 2-0 in the 61st minute, slotting home a pass from second-half substitute Ivan Sserubiri.

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They could have been 3-0 up three minutes later as Joackiam Ojera whipped a superb ball into the danger zone but Ibrahim Dada’s header was deflected out by a Mbarara City defender for a fruitless corner kick.

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URA FC and Mbarara City Players in action today

Despite a late surge by Mbarara to break down URA, the score remained 2-0, allowing the Tax Collectors to pick up their first even win against the Ankole Lions in the top-flight.

The win sees URA FC stretch their total at the summit to 47 points, four more than second-placed Vipers SC, who have 43 points but with a game in hand, while Express FC sit third with 40 points.

In another match, SC Villa failed to use home-ground advantage to the maximum as they settled for a 1-1 draw against BUL FC at Bombo Military Grounds while Busoga United and UPDF FC settled played out a 0-0 draw.

Elsewhere, Kitara FC produced a late rally to beat Kyetume FC 4-2 in another clash.


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