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Talking Points, Best Performers of Match Day Two

The Azam Uganda Premier League entered match day two over the weekend with eight games played across the country.

There was a slight improvement from match day one in several aspects and Chimpreports’ Joel Muyita highlights out the key talking points.
Goals scored
Unlike the opening set of games which produced just four goals, there was a relative improvement on match day two with twelve goals scored in eight games.
However, there is still a concern about the striking department with only six forwards on the score sheet over the weekend.
Mbarara earn maiden win
Mbarara City FC stunned traditional giants Express FC to register their first ever win in the Azam Uganda Premier League.
Pistis Barenge now holds the record for scoring the first ever goal for Mbarara City in the top tier league.
Masavu finally play a game
After dominating the news for the bad reasons, Masavu this time round continued to make rounds on a rather positive note.
Losing the first game through a boardroom decision over failure to produce passports for the players did not deter them from edging past Proline FC away in Lugogo.
Forward Abram Ndugwa scored the lone strike of the game to hand Masavu maximum points.
Adhering to life concern
The Henry Kisekka scenario on match day one in which the player nearly lost his life with no ambulance on ground to rush him to hospital after getting a concussion seemed to have been a lesson learnt.
At least, in all games played on match day two, there was an ambulance on ground.
KCCA FC fire blanks again
Defending champions KCCA FC have had a torrid start to the season failing to replicatethe performance they had last season.
After a goalless draw against Maroons at home in the opening game, the champions went to Bombo seeking to make amends.
However, they once again faltered and could only account for a point against UPDF FC.
Okhuti brace
Caesar Samson Okhuti took matters into his own hands as Onduparaka defeated Maroons 2-0 in Luzira.
He became the first player to score a brace this season.
Marisa haunts former employers
Milton Karisa jumped high to head home Yayo Lutimba’s cross from a corner as Vipers edged past BUL on Friday.
The goal eventually turned out to be the deciding moment of the game with Marisa scoring against his former club.
Key statistics
– KCCA FC failed to win their second game in the season. The last time that they failed to win in their opening two games of the season was during the 2012/13 season.
– KCCA FC got the first penalty this season but Derrick Nsibambi failed to convert.
– Only one team (Kirinya Jinja SS) maintained the starting team that played on match day one.
Match day two best XI
Ali Kimera(Mbarara City), Moses Kiggundu (Masavu),Yayo Lutimba ( Vipers), Joseph Othieno (UPDF), Asuman Harisheh (Mbarara City), Godfrey Akol (Kirinya Jinja SS), Pistis Barenge (Mbarara City), Albert Mugisha ( Police FC), Caesar Okhuti (Onduparaka), Abraham.Nduggwa (Masavu), Isaac Ntege (Kirinya Jinja SS).
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