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UPL: Tooro United overcome Busoga on cold day at Wankulukuku

Tooro United players celebrate John Ssemazzi’s opener against Busoga United on Saturday. (PHOTO/Tooro United)

StarTimes Uganda Premier league
Tooro United 2-1 Busoga United
Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
Saturday, 31-08-2019

WANKULUKUKU – Tooro United defeated Busoga United 2-1 in the Uganda Premier League game played at Wankulukuku on Saturday afternoon.

Goals by John Ssemazzi and substitute Fredrick Kigozi did the trick for Wasswa Bbosa’s side on a cold and wet afternoon.

Gorge Kasonko had initially equalized for Busoga United but his goal turned out to be a mere consolation in the end.

The game which was delayed before kick-off was played for 80 minutes instead of the usual 90.

Heavy and continuous down pour coupled with Busoga United’s license issues meant that the match started 44 minutes past the scheduled kick-off time.

From the on-set, it was apparent that both side were in for one hell of an afternoon as the wet and slippery playing surface made it extremely difficult to play on.

On 19 minutes, Ssemazzi connected neatly with Arthur Kiggundu’s corner-kick, directing the ball into the back of the net to hand Tooro the lead.

Ten minutes later, Busoga found an equalizer from similar fashion as Kasonko headed in an Ivan Wani corner.

Joel Madondo could have turned the game on it’s head but he was smartly denied by Chrispas Tusime in the Tooro goal, ensuring the scores are level at the break.

At the hour mark, Kigozi lobbed Benson Wagima to score Tooro’s second.

With the game nearing it end, Paul Ssekulime shot wide from a glorious position in what was Busoga’s best chance to find an equalizer, prompting Tooro to ho home with all three points.

The win sees Tooro move level on points with 6 other sides that registered victories in their respective opening games.

Tooro United returns to action away Vipers at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday while Busoga United will host KCCA FC at Njeru on the same day.

Starting teams

Tooro United

Chrispas Tusime (GK), Mukasa Musa, Isaac Lumu, Muhumuza Paddy, Steven Luswata, Charles Musige, Arthur Kiggundu, Omvia Steven, Mike Kawooya, John Ssemazi, Davis Ssali, Yafesi Mubiru

Busoga United

Wagima Benson (GK), Muganga Douglas, Kawawulo Isma, Kakeeto Shafik, Isinde Isaac, Mandela Nelson, Kasonko George, Wani Ivan,Sewava Dan, Madondo Joel, Kirya Jerome

The other Uganda Premier league Match-Day one results

-Kyetume FC 1-0 SC Villa
-Bright Stars 1-3 Vipers SC
-Bul FC 1-0 Express FC
-URA FC 3-0 Maroons FC
-KCCA FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants
-Mbarara City 3-0 Proline FC

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