A double from new recruit Dan ‘Mzee’ Sserunkuma was enough to lift Kitende based Vipers SC to the top of the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday evening.
The former Express striker broke the deadlock twelve minutes after kick off before doubling the lead 12 minutes later in the 24th minute to take the game at Kitende before reach for visitors Mbarara city FC.
Sserunkuma however blew the chance to complete a hat trick when he failed to convert a penalty following a foul on Ashraf Mandela.
The game ended two nil in favour of the home side.
At Namboole, former table leaders Police FC were overpowered by army side UPDF two goals to one at home.
UPDF took the lead on the 52nd minute mark through Robert Nakyenalire before Police marksman Ben Ocen restored parity 11 minutes later.
The army side and also the visitors however regained their lead four minutes later through Suleiman Majjanjaro for the game to end two one in favour of UPDF.
Express slump more
Wankulukuku based Express FC were not good travellers on Tuesday after losing to Bright Stars at the Champions stadium at Mwererwe.
A double from marksman Nelson Ssenkatuuka ensured Bright Stars were condemned to more slump as has been characterised by most of their season.
The Red Eagles pulled a goal back through Alfred Leku but this was not enough to save the team.
The win by Vipers saw them move to the top of the table in the Azam Uganda Premier League on 33 points from 18 games whereas SC Villa are second.
Police FC who were for a number of months on the top of the table are now sixth on the 16 team log whereas Express have now gone down to bottom of the log on 15 points out of the 18 games they have so far played.
Dan Mzee Sserunkuuma with nine goals is on summit of the top scorers table followed by fellow Vipers teammate Milton Kariisa by a goal down.
Vipers 2-0 Mbarara City FC
Bright Stars 2-1 Express
Onduparaka 1-0 BUL FC
Police 1-2 UPDF
Soana 2-2 Kirinya Jinja SS