SC Villa trimmed KCCA’s lead at the top to just four points after a crucial win over bitter rivals Express at Namboole.
The Jogoos beat the Red Eagles 3-2 to move to 21 points after 10 games, one in hand over the log leaders with goals from Umar Kasumba (brace) and the other from Vitalis Tabu.
Ibrahim Saddam Juma gave the visitors a lead inside three minutes but Kasumba restored parity for the Jogoos on the 16th minute mark.
Six minutes later, he doubled his and the Blues’ tally with another goal as Shafik Bisaso’s men took a 2-1 lead going into recess.
Simon Sserunkuma, a second half substitute made it 2-2 in the 67th minute connecting well with a cross from another substitute, Mike Mutyaba but it only lasted five minutes as Tabu converted from the spot after Godfrey Lwesibawa was brought down in the area.
Herman Wasswa had a would be equaliser cancelled for offside in a game that saw the visiting fans throw water bottles and stadium seats towards Villa’s Tabu after the winner.
At Kavumba, Saddat Kyambadde earned the Cops a slim but important second win of the campaign as they defeated Kirinya Jinja SS 1-0.
The win implies that it’s now four points out of a possible six for the Cops since Sam Timbe exited and they move up the table from the relegation zone to 13th on 11 points as Kirinya drops on 7 points.
Earlier on Friday, Vipers missed a chance to move back to within three points of KCCA after they fired blanks in a goalless draw with Sadolin Paints at Bugembe.
But it was a good day for Sam Ssimbwa’s Soana who stayed in 4th with a 2-1 win over Proline at Lugogo.
Despite falling behind to Fahad Bayo goal, goals from Allan Kayiwa and Frank Kalanda won the tie for a side now on 20 points same as 3rd placed Vipers.
League action continues on Tuesday with various games across venues but the centre of attraction is at Lugogo where a top of the table clash pits KCCA against SC Villa.
Sadolin Paints 0-0 Vipers
Proline 1-2 Soana
Police 1-0 Kirinya Jinja SS
SC Villa 3-2 Express