UPDF FC Secures Vital Win Over Maroons, KCCA Demolish Wakiso Giants

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UPDF FC stages comeback, beats Maroons 2-1.
Muwadda and Faridi score crucial goals for UPDF.
UPDF fights relegation battle, faces Wakiso Giants.
KCCA dominates Wakiso Giants with 4-0 victory.
Shaban leads Golden Boot race for KCCA.

In a crucial Uganda Premier League encounter, UPDF FC staged a remarkable comeback to clinch a 2-1 victory against Maroons at the Bombo Barracks Military Ground. Muwadda Mawejje and Achumu Faridi Rashid were the heroes for the Army side, while Darius Ojok opened the scoring for Maroons.

UPDF FC’s Fight for Survival

    With just one point separating them from 13th-placed Busoga United, UPDF FC is battling to remain in the top flight as they head into their final match against Wakiso Giants. The victory against Maroons provides a much-needed boost to their survival hopes.

    Muwadda’s Equalizer

      Despite squandering several opportunities, UPDF FC managed to level the score in the 70th minute through Muwadda’s powerful header from Aggrey Kiirya’s freekick. The goal injected renewed belief into the team and set the stage for a thrilling finish.

      Faridi’s Winning Goal

        Achumu Faridi Rashid sealed the victory for UPDF FC in the 85th minute, capitalizing on a defense-splitting pass to beat the goalkeeper and send the home fans into jubilation. The goal highlighted the team’s resilience and determination to secure three crucial points.

        League Standings

          UPDF FC currently sits 14th on the league table with 24 points, while Maroons holds the 7th position with 40 points. The win propels UPDF FC closer to safety, but they must maintain focus in their final fixture to ensure their survival in the top flight.

          Remaining Fixtures

            The 2023/2024 Uganda Premier League season will conclude on Saturday 18th, with UPDF FC facing Wakiso Giants at Kabaka Kyabaggu, while Maroons hosts KCCA at the Luzira Prisons Ground. These fixtures will determine the final standings and could potentially impact relegation battles and title aspirations.

            KCCA Dominates Wakiso Giants

            In another thrilling encounter, KCCA showcased their dominance with a commanding 4-0 victory over Wakiso Giants at the MTN Omondi stadium, Lugogo. Muhammad Shaban, Filbert Obenchan, Haruna Lukwago, and Joao Gabriel all found the net for the Kasasiro Boys in a memorable performance.

            Golden Boot Race

            Muhammad Shaban’s 17th league goal of the season puts him in pole position to win the Golden Boot award, highlighting his importance to the KCCA team and his prolific goal-scoring ability.

            League Standings and Final Fixture

            With the victory, KCCA has displaced NEC to sixth on the 16-team UPL table, positioning themselves for a potential fifth-place finish. In their last game of the season, KCCA will visit Maroons away in Luzira on Saturday, May 18, aiming to end the season on a high note and secure their position in the standings.

            As it stands (Top 5)

            SC Villa at 54 points from 28 games
            Vipers SC at 53 points from 28 games
            BUL FC at 53 points from 28 games
            Kitara FC at 51 points from 28 games
            KCCA FC at 48 points from 28 games

            Bottom 5

            Wakiso Giants at 32 points from 28 games
            Busoga United at 25 points from 28 games
            UPDF FC at 24 points from 28 games
            Gaddafi at 22 points from 27 games
            Arua hills relegated

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