Two goals from Dennis Kamanzi and Nigeria born Victor Emenayo were enough to see Sports Club Villa top the log after 2-1 away win against Simba at Bombo stadium on Tuesday evening.
The 16 time record league champions are now seated top with a 60 points.
With a game in hand and a goal difference of 32, the blues now have one hand touching this year’s trophy.
Villa last won the national league title in 2004 under the management of Micho Sredejovic who is now in charge of the National team, The Cranes.
Isaac Muleme’s form was blown by an own goal that enabled hosts Simba under newly appointed Uganda Cranes assistant coach Moses Basena to secure a consolation in the game
Interim boss Ibrahim Kirya is yet to prove to many with his unbeaten run ever since he replaced former Villa manger Sam Ssimbwa.
The decider will be a thriller that will see the two contenders Villa and Vipers tussle it out in the coming games.
SC Villa is also seeking a double this season, having qualified for the finals of Uganda Cup where they will play arch-rivals, Kampala City Council (KCC).
Vipers on the other side were held by SC Victoria University in a one all draw at the Nelson Mandela national Stadium to slip their chances of winning a second league title in the club’s history.
At Wankulukuku, a 34 minute strike from industrious John Ssemazi saw Express FC edge Police with a 1-0 victory.