UPL ROUNDUP: KCCA FC EXTEND LEAD AS PROLINE INCREASE ON HOPES OF SURVIVAL

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Derrick Nsibambi celebrates after giving his side, KCCA FC, the lead in the 68th minute of the game. KCCA FC extended their lead at the Summit of the UPL.

KCCA FC, Proline win, Vipers and URA in stalemate as Express lose derby to Lweza in a six-goal thriller.

KCCA FC beat relegated side Jinja Municipal Council to extend lead at the top of the table. With their fixture-tally gradually coming to level, the City Council side’s win takes them five points clear of second placed SC Villa, who have now played one match more.

KCCA beat Jinja Municpal Council by a goal-to-nil courtesy of a Derrick Nsibambi sixty-eighth minute strike, thereby increasing their chances of retaining the Championship.

Now, with four games left, the defending Champions have Fifty-four points in twenty-six with a winning sum of sixteen and only four games lost.

KCCA FC will be hosting Kirinya Jinja SS next on Saturday.

At the Phillip Omondi, Proline FC enhanced their chances of survival with a convincing two-one win over Jinja side, BUL FC. Nelson Ssenkatuka gave the Mujib Kasule coached side a sixth-minute lead when he lashed forward to drive the ball past Brian Bwete.

Watch: Ssenkatuka scores the first goal for Proline against BUL FC’s.

BUL FC returned a stronger side for the second half, looking to make amends for their first half-slip with a three-minute leveler from Yunus Sibira. However, Daniel Isaigi made the difference in the dying minutes of the game when he scored the second for Proline with three minutes left to stoppage time.

Despite the win, Proline remain eighth on the Uganda Premier League table but with a better four-points than Bright Stars at thirty-four in twenty-six, who have only three games left to play.

At the Mutesa II Memorial Stadium, Wankulukuku, Express were stunned to a four-two derby loss by Lweza FC despite taking an early lead through skipper Sadam Juma in the thirteenth minute.

Owen Kasule and Juma Balinya scored braces in both halves of the game to claim all three. Owen Kasule scored the leveler in the twenty-sixth minute through a penalty in the twenty-sixth minute, doubling his effort with a first half stoppage-time goal and his second on the day.

Juma Balinya scored a double in the second half (53 and 65 minutes) to seal the victory for the Home-side, with Sadam Juma’s consolation coming later on in the eighty-first minute from a penalty spot.

With twenty-six games played, Express missed a chance to overtake fourth-placed URA FC, whose falter against Kirinya Jinja SS left the table unchanged at the Top.

There were two draws one goalless with Vipers and Bright Stars at the Matuga Champions Stadium while at the Mehta Stadium, URA could not see off Jinja Side Kirinya Jinja SS with an early goal from Feni Moses Ali when Livingstone Mulondo Levelled in the thirty-sixth minute.

The Uganda Premier League returns this Friday and Saturday with a number of fixtures to be played featuring.

Friday January 5, 2017

Sadolin Paints Vs The Saints FC – Namboole Stadium

Onduparaka FC Vs Express FC – Green Light Stadium, Arua

Saturday January 6, 2017

KCCA FC Vs Kirinya Jinja SSS FC – Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

Bright Stars FC Vs Proline FC – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe (Matugga)

Soana FC Vs SC Villa – Kavumba Recreational Grounds