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Vipers, Express triumph, KCCA beaten as URA, SC Villa draw

It was a weekend of agony and ecstasy for giants in the Azam Uganda Premier League as they posted different results.

KCCA had their two match winning streak put to halt; URA and SC Villa couldn’t find victories whilst Vipers and Express picked maximum points.

KCCA 0-1 Bul. FC

Like it was in the first round, Bul. FC became the first side to inflict a loss on high flying KCCA in the second round.

David Kizza’s 34th minute strike was enough for the visitors who completed a double over the log leaders.

The ten time champions struggled in the opening moments of the game but even after improving in the second half, the Jinja based side held on for maximum points deservedly.

The loss however doesn’t change KCCA’s position who remain at the summit with 35 points while Bul. FC are now eighth with 25.

Vipers 2-0 Sadolin Paints

At Buikwe, champions Vipers made a winning start to the second round with victory over Sadolin Paints.

Ibrahim Saddam Juma gave the hosts a first lead with a 41st minute goal before Mike Mutyaba re-opened his account with a goal six minutes after recess.

Maximum points see them leapfrog Police to second and cut KCCA’s lead to four points as they are now on 31 points with two games in hand.

The Paints stay 12th with 21 points from 18 games played.

Simba 0-1 Express FC

Express FC had Simba defender Joseph Othieno to thank after he deflected Tony Odur header into his own net.

The goal came with only nine minutes left and maximum points lifts the Red Eagles to third on the table with 29 points; six adrift of leaders KCCA who have played a game more.

Simba remains second from bottom with 14 points.

Bright Stars 0-0 URA FC

At Champions Stadium, Mwerwere, Bright Stars stretched their clean sheet run to six games after holding URA FC to a barren draw.

There were few chances created by either side and a draw leaves them tied on 28 points although URA FC sit a slot above in 5th courtesy of a superior goal difference.

The Saints 4-0 Soana

Namboole stadium witnessed the biggest win of the weekend as The Saints thumped Soana 4-0 to move out of the drop zone for the time this season.

Patrick Ssenfuka, Isaac Kirabira and Yasin Mugume scored in the first half before Hassan Musana put the icing on the cake with a fourth midway the second half.

The Saints also picked up maximum points successively for the first time as they now move to 13th on 16 points while Soana dropped to ninth with 25 points.

JMC Hippos 0-0 SC Villa

For the second successive game, SC Villa shared spoils as they were frustrated by home side JMC Hippos at Kakindu.

The game nearly ended in fracas as the hosts’ fans wanted to attack SC Villa’s Ibrahim Kirya after protesting a number of decisions on the touchline.

The results leaves the six time champions 7th on the log with 26 points while JMC are now 10th with 24 points.

Maroons 0-2 Lweza

New boys Maroons suffered yet another gruesome defeat as visitors Lweza won 2-0 in Luzira.

Michael Kabanda and Fred Kalanzi scored for the Oranje in the 28th and 66th minutes respectively.

Nevertheless, the result didn’t change either of the team’s position on the log as Lweza remained 11th on 22 points while Maroons are at the base with nine points.

Police FC 1-0 SC Victoria University

On Friday, Ben Ocen came off the bench to net the winner for Police FC against SC Victoria University who drops to 14th on the log with 16 points.

The Cops are now fourth with 29 points same as third placed Express FC who have a superior goal difference.

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