Defending champions KCCA FC recovered from last week’s defeat to Vipers SC to beat struggling Express FC in a game played at Wankulukuku stadium in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.
In a game where both team had a fair share of chances on a soggy ground, the hosts took the lead 21 minutes after kick off through an Ayub Kisaliita penalty.
Earlier, the Red Eagles received a spot kick after Isaac Kisujju was brought down in the 18 yard box for the centre referee to point at the spot kick and Kisaliita sent KCCA shot stopper Thomas Ikara the wrong way.
Ten minutes later, youngster Allan Okello levelled matters with an easy tap in after Express defenders failed to clear a Habib Kavuma free kick.
Both teams continued with their battles which were often hindered by the soggy and slippery pitch not until a minute to recess when Jackson Nunda scored a beauty off a Paul Mucureezi pass for the visitors to finish a double over Express FC.
The goal also condemned the Wankulukuku based club to fight for life in the premier league as they teeter on the verge of relegation.
Fans turn chaotic
There were ugly scenes at the stadium following Nunda and KCCA’ s second goal when Express fans started hurling stones at the second referee in disagreement with the decision to allow the goal they considered was offside.
The game had to be halted for over 10 minutes before normalcy returned and the game resumed.
At the end of the game, ant riot police had to fire tear gas to disperse the home fans who wanted to lynch KCCA supporters as they boarded the bus back home.
Vipers maintain top spot
Kitende based Vipers SC continued with their fine form coming from a goal down to beat Proline FC 3-1 in a game played at the Star Times stadium in Lugogo.
Proline took the lead only seven minutes into the game but the visitors levelled matters through Moses Waiswa with only a minute left to recess.
In the second half, goals from Dan ‘Mzee’ Sserunkuuma and Pius Wangi ensured the Kitende based side successfully overcame Proline in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday evening.
Vipers have now consolidated their lead at the top of the league with a four point lead on 55 points whereas KCCA has now jumped to second with a point above third placed SC Villa who are on 50 points with four games left to the end of the league.
At the bottom, the battle for relegation continues with Express FC, Proline and Masavu FC all still fighting for life in the top flight league with four games to the summary of this year’s league.
Express 1-2 KCCA FC
Proline 1-3 Vipers
BUL 2-0 Maroons
Bright Stars 0-0 UPDF
Police 1-0 Soana