SC Villa fans believe Basena is pointing them in the wrong direction.

By Shafic Kiyaga

Uganda Premier League:SC Villa head coach Moses Basena had to be escorted out of Kavumba Recreation grounds up to his home by a police convoy after fans turned violent. This after his Villa team were condemned to a third loss of the season against Mbarara City on Saturday.

Mbarara midfielder Ivan Eyam limped off in the fifth minute of the first half that saw scarce moments of genius and action. It was skipper Asuman Alishe, however, who put the western side ahead in added time of the first half when he headed home Paul Mucureezi’s well drilled corner kick.

Bashir Mutanda’s long range effort levelled matters with just over an hour played and he nearly put his side in the lead only for his header from close range to fly just wide of the post.

Man of Match Paul Mucureezi restored the Ankole Lions’ lead nodding home from Ibrahim Orit’s superb delivery.

Their were scenes of violence and crowd troubles at the final whistle with fans baying for Basena’s head as he scampered to the dressing room and later to his car.

SC Villa remain winless with three points after six games while Mbarara City climbed to seventh with 10 points.

SC Villa will host next cross city rivals KCCA at the Mandela national stadium, Namboole on Tuesday while Mbarara will match up against Paidha Black Angels on Wednesday.


Red Hots Express ease Past Paidha.

Express FC cruised to a 3-1 victory over Paidha Black Angels in Arua to continue their fine start to the season.

Tony Odur opened the scoring in the seventh minute of the game before Andrew Kidega scored from the spot on 25 minutes to bring the scoreline back to 1-1. But Kefa Kisaala’s men were not done for the day as two second half goals from Ibrahim Kayiwa and Mubarak Nsubuga put the game beyond the hosts.

Victory elevates The Red Eagles to fifth, three points off leaders Vipers who they host next at Wankulukuku while Paidha who have collected four points slip below into the drop zone and hope to make amends when the play Mbarara City.

Bright Stars Captain Nelson Ssenkatuka celebrates one of his two goals

Bright Stars on Rampage against Kirinya Jinja SS.

Bright Stars were back to winning way with a remarkable 4-1 win over Kirinya Jinja at Mwereerwe.

Nelson Senkatuka’s brace and goals from Brian Kayanja and Augustine Kansiime handed the Kawempe-based side their biggest win in the top flight.

Fred Amaku scored from the spot to briefly level the contest before their hosts ran rampant. Dan Sewava saw red in the 70th minute.

Brian Mayanja and Farouk Katongole wheel away in celebration

Bright Stars are now fourth with 11 points and will next make the short trip to neighbours Ndejje University while Nyamityobora is Kirinya’s next hurdle on Wednesday.

Else where, Jinja based BUL Bidco were also too hot to handle for Ndejje University as Peter Onen’s men in white washed Raymond Komakech’s students 4-1 to go second their highest league position and best start to a top flight league campaign.

Three penalties and a red card were the highlight of a hugely dirty and nasty game as both sides went toe to toe.

Hamis Tibita, Shabema and Jamaldin Buchochera put the home side 3-0 up in the first half before Kilama Dickens provided some lifeline for the visitors from the spot. But  Deogratius Ojik put the game beyond the university side with 10 minutes to play.

BUL next play URA while Ndejje will host Bright Stars at the Arena of Visions.

UPL Table Standings

1 VIPERS       6 4 2 0 10 5 5      14
2 BUL FC.      6 4 1 1 11 4 7.      13
3 KCCA.          6 3 3 0 7 2 5 .      12
4 B. STARS     6 3 2 1 10 6 4 .    11
5 EXPRESS.    6 3 2 1 9 5 4 .     11
6 ONDUPARAKA6 3 2 1 6 2 4. 11
7 MBARARA.  6 3 1 2 8 5 3.      10
8 URA FC.       6 2 4 0 4 1 3.      10
9 POLICE.       5 2 0 3 7 9 -2.      6
10 Ndejje.       6 2 0 4 4 8 -4.      6
11 KIRINYA.    6 1 3 2 7 12 -5    6
12 Tooro Utd  6 1 2 3 3 6 -3       5
13 Nyamityobora6 1 1 4 5 9 -4 4
14 PBA .            6 1 1 4 3 10 -7 . 4
15 SC VILLA .   6 0 3 3 4 8 -4 .  3
16 MAROONS.  5 0 1 4 4 10 -6.  1