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Vipers stretched lead on top of league as Police win first game in four

Gift Ali (left) scored the opening goal of the game as Vipers defeated Proline.

Azam Uganda Premier League

Tuesday, 02-05-2018:

Proline 1-3 Vipers SC

Bright stars 0-0 UPDF FC

Bul 2-0 Maroons

Police 1-0 Soana FC

Vipers stretched their lead on top of the Azam Uganda Premier league thanks to a 3-1 victory over Proline FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

Gift Ali put the hosts in the lead seven minutes after kick off with a beauty of a free kick but Moses Waiswa ensured the two teams went into the half time break tied at 1-1 with a goal on 44 minute.

The visitors piled pressure in the second half and it paid off in the 78th minute when Pius Wangi put them into the lead for the first time.

Two minutes to the final whistle, Sserunkuma put the icing on the cake with a third for the Venoms and his 12th of the season.

Dan Ssrunkuma scored his 12 goal of the season against Proline

Vipers who started the day two points ahead of Villa are now on 55, four  better than KCCA who won 2-1 at Express FC to move to second with the Jogoos in third but with a game in hand.

Proline remained second from bottom with 26 points from as many games.

At Kakindu, BUL FC forward Hamis Tibita scored a goal in each half to help his side overcome Maroons.

The former BUL U-17 graduate players struck the opener just 3 minutes into the game and converted a late second half penalty following a contested ball to hand incident.

The former BUL U-17 graduate players struck the opener just 3 minutes into the game and converted a late second half penalty following a contested ball to hand incident.

Maroons suffered their fourth loss of the season, maintaining their 35 points in 6th place.

Elsewhere, UPDF FC earned a hard fought point in the goal-less away duel on the road to Bright Stars at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe.

In a game of limited scoring opportunities, the footballing soldiers staged a brave fight throughout th match to pick a crucial point at a time they have been desperate in the relegation struggle.

Bright Stars captain and the league current top scorer, Nelson Senkatuka got closer to breaking the deadlock with an effort rattling the cross bar.

This was the 13th draw for Bright Stars, taking them to 34 points off 26 matches and well safe from being relegated.

On the other hand, UPDF picked their 8th draw of the campaign in 27 matches as they have 29 points and not so far from the relegation politicking.

At Namboole, Police FC brought to an end a three match losing streak with a 1-0 win against Soana in a game played at Nelson Mandela Stadium, Namboole.

Police won their first game in the last four league match

Ruben Kimera scored the winning goal in the 44th minute of the game played on a soggy pitch following a morning down pour.

Both teams came into the game under pressure but the hosts looked the better side for most parts of the game.

Coach Abdallah Mubiru and his technical staff were on the bench for the game despite confusion over the weekend that they had been suspended by the club before being reinstated.

Police are now back to 7th place on the 16-team log with 35 points and all but assured of another season in the top division while Soana remain 12th with 28 points, two above the relegation zone.

Wednesday’s Fixtures:

SC Villa vs Kirinya JSS @Masaka Recreation Grounds, Masaka

Onduparaka FC vs URA FC @BetWay Stadium, Arua

Masavu vs Mbarara City @Fisheries Institute, Bugonga

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