Onduparaka 3-1 Kyetume
Vipers SC 3-2 Police
Bright Stars 3-0 UPDF
Mbarara City 0-0 Busoga United
StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) defending champions, Vipers SC, edged the top of the table clash against Police on Friday to go two points clear above the cops.
The 3-2 heated victory at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende saw Police goalkeeper Derrick Ochan get controversially sent off and the cops chairman Asan Kasingye go irate at match officials for adjudged poor officiating.
Ochan was adjudged by the assistant referee to have handled outside his area of jurisdiction, earning himself marching orders.
But TV replays showed he held the airborne ball inside the box but landed outside of it before quickly hoping back into his area to secure it.
The incident had Kasingye express his feelings at the officials and had to be led away by his police colleagues.
The victory moves Vipers to 18 points and Police two fewer both having played eight games apiece.
Vipers went ahead on 21 minutes through Ibrahim Orit but Eric Ssenjobe equalized just moments later from a Ruben Kimera pass.
Police then took the lead for the first time when Brian Muluuli turned in Johnson Odong’s ball nine minutes from half time.
The hosts, Vipers, made it 2-2 three minutes after the break as Orit completed his brace, Paul Mucureezi the creator.
The stage was set for Caesar Manzoki to grab the winner fifteen minutes from full time when the striker buried Paul Willa’s ball.
In Arua, a Meddy Muhammad brace, including a penalty, and a goal by Emmanuel Oketch were enough to secure a 3-1 victory over Kyetume.
James Ssemambo scored Kyetume’s consolation 15 minutes from full time.
Bright stars followed their 5-0 thrashing of Kitara with a 3-0 smarting of UPDF.
Samuel Sekamate, Sula Sebuza and Jamiru Nvule scored the goals.
Victory for Onduparaka moved them to fourth place on 15 points, while Bright Stars are two below them on 12 marks.