AUPL: Wasteful JMC Hippos Fail to Go Past Blunt Soana

Uganda Premier League
Soana 1-1 JMC Hippos

Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos will have themselves to blame after failing to earn maximum points against Soana.

The bottom placed side failed to put to use the numerous chances they created as the two sides eventually settles for a 1-1 draw in a game played on Tuesday at Kavumba Recreation Centre.

The game started at a high tempo and the visitors got ahead as early as the 11th minute through striker Ajab Abdurahman.

Ajab rushed onto a long ball from left back Hassan Musana before lobbying it past onrushing goalkeeper Franco Olinga.

However, website like this the lead was short lived as diminutive holding midfielder Paddy Muhumuza levelled matters for Soana two minutes later.

A cross off the right flank from Siraje Turyamuhebwa met a Muhumuza unmarked inside the box before planting the ball in the right corner past goalkeeper Benson Wagima.

Soana who started with two strikers in Francis Olaki and Frank Kalanda failed to break through a resilient JMC Hippos back line manned by veteran defender Musa Walangalira.


Despite scoring the opener, Ajab squandered several chances including a chance when he went through but ruled himself offside.

Alex Isabirye made changes introducing Baker Lukooya, Dan Ssewava and Edward Ssali for Allan Kayiwa, Willy Kavuma and Frank Kalanda respectively

The result means Soana remain 9th on the table with 26 points while JMC Hippos remain locked at the bottom of the table with 9 points.

Soana starting XI

Franco Oringa, Issa Mubiru, Siraje Turyamuhebwa, Ibrahim Kiiza, Minsi Katende, Nyanzi Abu, Willy Kavuma, Paddy Muhumuza, Francis Olaki, Frank Kalanda, Allan Kayiwa

JMC Hippos starting XI

Wagima Benson, Massa Ibrahim, Hassan Musana, Isa Magumba, Musa Walangalira, Herbert Odipio, Willy Makulo, Walter Rubangakene, Jimmy Jalendo, Ajab Abdurahuman Moses Batali

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