UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: KCCA DRAW SECOND IN A ROW AS VIPERS WINNING RUN IS HALTED

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KCCA FC failed to reclaim top spot after being held to a draw by Police FC who have not won a match in four. Photo: KCCA FC media.

KCCA FC fail to reclaim first place in second attempt with draw as Vipers falter for the first time in three. Alex Isabirye bagged first three.

Defending champions, KCCA FC’s hopes of reclaiming top spot were dealt a blow this evening as they were held to a two-all draw away at Police FC.

KCCA FC who were leaders a few weeks back before Continental engagement paused their domestic feat, fell behind SC Villa on Match day 22. The Jogoos leapfrogged City Council by three points after playing four matches more than the Kasasiro Boys.

One could believe it was just a matter of time before KCCA return to the summit of the Uganda Premier League (UPL), focusing on the difference in the match numbers. However, it has since become an attempt returning an empty grasp.

KCCA FC’s one-all draw away at Soana FC did not ring the loudest of the bells, but today’s cautions not only the team but also the fan.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma celebrates after scoring against Police today at Namboole Photo: KCCAFC media

Will it be Villa to stick to the top, or can KCCA Capitalize on the remaining two games in hand to reclaim top spot?

KCCA played out a two-all-draw today against Police FC as Abdallah Mubiru’s boys rallied back from two goals down.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma gave the visitors the lead in the forty-seventh minute, twenty-six minutes before Muzamir Mutyaba could double the lead.

However, the lead slipped away in the last ten minutes as Ben Ocen and Hood Kaweesa scored two goals in an interval of four minutes to level the scores.

The result leaves KCCA FC still second at forty-three, one point away from leaders SC Villa.

Elsewhere, Vipers’ winning streak was halted away in Jinja as Kirinya Jinja SS rattled down the venoms to a one-nil loss.

Vipers had scored twelve goals in their last four matches in all competitions and conceded only three, but the search for just one today could not yield a result amidst moments of teargas.

The venoms’ push for the title weakened at the wrong moment as a positive result would have reduced the gap to five points from second placed KCCA FC. And, it was Anthony Mayanja who scored Kirinya’s and the game’s only goal in the sixtieth minute.

In the other match, Lweza FC continued to drop points as they were defeated one-nil by Soana FC at home. This was Alex Isabirye’s first win in the Premier League since taking over from George Lutalo, who was sacked a few weeks back.  Emmanuel Kalyowa scored the only goal of the game.

The UPL continues tomorrow with more fixtures as follows;

4:00pm: Proline FC Vs Sadolin Paints FC – P. Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

4:00pm: JMC Hippos FC Vs Onduparaka FC – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja

4:00pm: SC Villa Vs BUL FC – Masaka Recreation Ground

4:00pm: URA FC Vs The Saints FC – Mehta Stadium, Lugazi

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