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Leaders Vipers, KCCA keep up pace

Friday results

Kitara FC 1-3 Soltilo Bright Stars

Wakiso Giants 1-2 Mbarara City

KCCA 2-0 Bul

UPDF 0-3 Vipers

StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) defending champions, Vipers SC, and last season’s deposed kings, KCCA, both kicked off their second round with victories on Friday.

Vipers easily saw off UPDF at the soldiers’ Bombo ground, Caesar Manzoki grabbing a brace and Paul Mucureezi’s penalty sealing coach Fred Kajoba side’s 11th win of the campaign.

The win moved them above URA on goal difference, but the tax collectors can return top if they beat Express on Saturday.

Both Vipers and URA are tied on 36 points, but with the former having played one game more.

Vipers opened the scoring on 15 minutes, Mucureezi’s penalty giving them the advantage before Manzoki’s rich vein of form saw him net on 28 and 80 minutes.

In hot pursuit is KCCA, who saw coach Morley Byekwaso take charge of his first game in charge since the club parted ways with manager Mike Mutebi on Monday.

A goal in either half from youngsters Charles Lwanga and Filbert Obenchan ensured Byekwaso got off to flying start as KCCA downed Bul 2-0 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo. KCCA stay fourth on the table with 30 points from six matches.

At Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, hosts Wakiso Giants fell 2-1 to Mbarara City to stay just above relegation on 16 points.

Wakiso actually took an early lead on four minutes through a Tom Masiko penalty but Mbarara hit back through Henry Kitengeyi five minutes from half time.

Solomon Okwalinga then made sure of all three points for the visitors to record their fourth victory in 16 games. Mbarara are 11th on 17 points.

Elsewhere, Soltilo Bright Stars thrashed lowly Kitara 3-1 at Kavumba Ground to go ninth on 20 points.

Sam Kayongo helped himself to a brace and Joseph Marvin Youngman added the other goal for the guests to record their fifth win of the season.

Denis Monday scored Kitara’s consolation from the penalty spot on 64 minutes as the league newcomers continued their poor form, having won just one game in 16.

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