UPL: Vipers Stay Top, KCC & SC Villa Win

Vipers' Keziron Kizito
Vipers’ Keziron Kizito

Vipers edged Police 2-1 on Tuesday to stay top of the Uganda Premier League (UPL) standings.

First half goals from Allan Kyambadde and Vincent Kayizzi were enough for the 2010 champions as they moved to 23 points, one ahead of SC Villa.

Ben Ocen grabbed the hosts’ consolation as Police remained seventh with just 13 points.

Coach Edward Golola’s side came into this looking to winning to keep the one-goal advantage and they did exactly that.

In picking up the victory at Kavumba, Vipers were returning to winning ways following their 2-2 draw with URA last Friday.

Brian Umony grabbed both goals at Lugogo as Nsimbe, who was treated to a guard of honour by both teams prior kick-off, took charge of his last game as KCC coach.
Brian Umony grabbed both goals at Lugogo as Nsimbe, who was treated to a guard of honour by both teams prior kick-off, took charge of his last game as KCC coach. PHOTO/John Batanudde

KCC beat Kira Young 2-1 to hand their departing coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe a fitting farewell.

Brian Umony grabbed both goals at Lugogo as Nsimbe, who was treated to a guard of honour by both teams prior kick-off, took charge of his last game as KCC coach.

Nsimbe has been granted leave of absence by KCC so as to let him rest before assuming his new duties in Tanzania.

Tanzanian side Azam agreed with Nsimbe a two-year contract that would see the Ugandan join the club as assistant coach in February next year.

After Tuesday’s victory, Nsimbe leaves his defending champions in third position on 20 points while Kira remain a place above relegation with just nine.

Karim Ndugwa scored thrice as SC Villa thrashed Entebbe 4-0 in a game played at Nakivbo on Tuesday.

Substitute Erisa Ssekisambu added the fourth on his return from a one-month indiscipline suspension.

Ndugwa’s first two ensured the 16-time champions went into recess 2-0 up. Ssekisambu beat Aziz Mugonza on the right before beating Ismail Sseruggwa for Villa’s third.

Ndugwa then rounded off his heroics with his third and Villa’s fourth. Ndugwa moved to seven goals alongside Robert Ssentongo, and his hat-trick was the league’s second this season the latter having grabbed the first earlier on.

The result saw Villa maintain their second place with 22 points, just one behind leaders Vipers. Villa’s opponents on the day, Entebbe remain third from bottom with just six points.

In the other two games, Joshua Masene scored the only goal as Bul edged bottom side Rwenshama at Kakindu, Jinja 1-0 while Lweza and Bright Stars played out a one-all draw at Wankulukuku.

Fred Kalanzi scored for Lweza while Anthony Bongole netted for the visitors as Fred Kajoba remained winless after three games in charge of Bright Stars.

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