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KCCA extend Premier League table lead

KCCA extend lead at Uganda Premier League table
KCCA tops Uganda Premier League. Photo courtesy: Nile Post

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) remains top of the Uganda Premier League following their win over Arua Hill over the weekend. KCCA extend Premier League table gap, They claimed a sixth win in seven games to stay top.

Morley Byekwaso’s side defeated Arua Hill 1-0 to move to 19 points after seven games.

The result was a second consecutive defeat for Arua Hill, whose only wins have come against Express and URA and now stay 11th with seven points on the log.

A tricky run of fixtures awaits KCCA with the club due to play Bul, Vipers, Police, Villa and Express in the next five games in December.

Striker Davis Kasirye, like his coach Byekwaso, continues to make a mockery of pre-season predictions, scoring the game’s only goal, a header off a Rogers Mayo delivery from the left.

Kasirye made it four so far in the ongoing campaign to surpass the tally he managed at all his previous three clubs – Villa, Vipers and UPDF.

When KCCA extend Premier League table gap, “The players still forget a few things but they are showing real hunger to win games. Winning can also be about how you prepare and you also need some bit of luck which we got in Arua,” KCCA coach Byekwaso said.

URA taunts Vipers
Elsewhere, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) subjected Vipers to their first loss under Brazilian coach Robertinho Oliveira at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Saturday.

URA subjected Vipers to their first loss under Brazilian coach Robertinho Oliveira at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Saturday.

Joackiam Ojera and Cromwell Rwothomio imposed the taxes, the first beautifully constructed by Shafik Kagimu as the Tax-men moved to 10 points after five games.

Vipers now find themselves six points behind leaders KCCA in the third spot, with a game in hand and assistant head coach Marcelo Cardoso remains confident the result was just a blip.

Although many regarded the Kitende based side as this season, favourites to clinch the title, the team’s manager remains optimistic that the dream is still alive.

“The players are responding well to the way we want the team to play. We had more possession today but didn’t take our chances,” Cardoso said of his team that made the better start and forced URA into several errors.

Reigning champions pick up win

Champions Express FC ended Wakiso Giants’ four-game winning run courtesy of an Eric Kambale penalty while two well-crafted goals from playmaker Abdallah Salim and Isaac Ogwang gave Villa a 2-1 win over Onduparaka.

However, the Wankulukuku based Express side now sit on 11 points in the sixth place on the log, just a point below Wakiso Giants with both teams having played seven games so far in the season.

Team P W D L F A Pts.

1. KCCA 7 6 1 0 12 3 19

2. Bul 7 4 2 1 10 6 14

3. Vipers 6 4 1 1 12 5 13

4. Wakiso Giants 7 4 0 3 8 10 12

5. UPDF 7 3 2 2 9 9 11

6. Express 7 3 2 2 6 6 11

7. URA 5 3 1 1 15 7 10

8. Gaddafi 7 2 3 2 7 8 9

9. Onduparaka 7 2 2 3 4 6 8

10. Busoga United 6 2 1 3 6 5 7

11. Arua Hill 6 2 1 3 6 6 7

12. Mbarara City 7 2 1 4 6 7 7

13. SC Villa 5 2 1 2 5 6 7

14. Bright Stars 6 1 2 3 3 6 5

15. Tooro United 7 1 1 5 4 16 4

16. Police 7 0 1 6 2 9 1

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