Vipers beat SC Villa at home to open the Uganda Premier League title race

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Kitende based Vipers SC narrowed the gap between the table leaders SC Villa and her opponents in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday evening.

The visitors became the first team to beat the record champions at home when Dan Mzee Sserunkuuma saw the back of the game on the 30 minute mark to deny the record champions a chance to widen the gap at the top.

In a highly billed game played at the Masaka Recreation grounds, both team produced a number of chances but Sserunkuuma’s strike was enough for Vipers to beat Villa home and away this season after the earlier game at Kitende also ended in a similar score.

KCCA Shares spoils
Defending champions KCCA FC blew their chances of moving closer the summit of the Azam Uganda Premier League when they were held to a one all draw by Arua based Onduparaka FC at the Green Light stadium.

Old boy Muhamad Shaban returned to torment his former paymasters when he silenced Arua by his seventh minute goal for the visitors to go into recess on a high but Onduparaka restored parity through a Vianey Ssekajugo goal to deny the Kasasiro boys all the three points from Arua.

Eagles fly above UPDF
At Wankulukuku, struggling Express FC was able to beat army side UPDF FC by two goals to nil to jump out of the relegation zone that the team has been teetering in.

First half goals from Mike Birungi and Jalil Zimula were just enough to lift the red eagles to fly high above the army side and send them back to the Bombo barracks bruised.

Fast fading Police FC continued to stagger when they were beaten by fellow staggering Proline FC by three goals to one at the Startimes stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday evening.

The Tuesday games left SC Villa still at the top of the league but the gap reduced to three points on 49 points whereas Vipers are second on 46.

KCCA FC’s draw in Arua left them in third position with 45 points whereas Express jumped the relegation zone to 12th position with 25 points.

Proline, Mbarara city and Masavu are now languishing in the drop zone.

AUPL results
SC Villa 0-1 Vipers
Onduparaka 1-1 KCCA
Express 2-0 UPDF
Proline 3-1 Police

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