The Azam Uganda premier league returned last evening with two title hopefuls in action.
The early kick-off saw 16 time record champions SC Villa return to winning ways as they downed Paul Nkata’s URA 3-0 in Masaka.
After a barren first half where both teams manage one or two half chances, Villa finally broke the deadlock on the hour mark when Winger Martin Kiiza produced a superb solo run and then beat URA shot stopper Mathiaus Muwanga with a low drive.
Soon it was 2-0 to Wasswa Bbosa’s men as Kiiza converted from the spot after Ambrose Kirya was controversially deemed to have been brought down in the area by Muwanga.
Substitute Yubu Bogere made the points safe for Villa late on as he finished superbly after he was teed up by George Ssenkaba.
This was SC Villa’s first win in four games after a poor start to the second round of the league.
In Entebbe, relegation threatened Masavu Football Club held two time league defending champions KCCA Football Club to a goal-less draw at the Fisheries Training Institute in Bugonga.
KCCA who knew before kick-off that three would take them to the top of the league if Villa did not beat URA failed miserably in their attempts to tople a side they defeated 6-0 in the first leg.
This was KCCA FC’s third goalless draw away from home this season and the Kasasiro boys have managed only 10 goals in eight matches on the road.
With Villa and Vipers cruising of late, Mike Mutebi’s charges will have to work on their showings away from Lugogo if they are to stand any chances of retaining the league title for a third year running.
SC Villa now lead the standing with 36 points from 18 games, Vipers SC are second, one point adrift of the leaders having played the same number of games.
KCCA FC remained third on 33 points having played a game less than the two teams at the top.
Action resumes on Friday with Express hosting Proline at Wankulukuku while Vipers travel to Luzira.