and Fred Kaweesi
Simba v City Lads
Masindi v Maji
URA FC v Masaka LC
Weekend league results:
Maji 1 Express 1
Masindi 0 Villa 4
Boroboro 0 URA 1
Heroes 0 Victor 1
Masaka 1 KCC 0
Police 0 Bunamwaya 0
MASAKAâ€™S surprise victory over table leaders KCC has opened up the title race as the first round of the Super League comes to an end.
The shock result at Masaka Recreation ground on Saturday left KCC with a one-point lead after URA won away to Boroboro.
The result also lifted the hopes of Kinyara and SC Villa, who are in third and fourth place on Super League soccer standings.
KCC tactician Jackson Mayanja welcomed the resultant stiff competition, but said he needs to reinforce his side for the second round.
â€œWe have a big battle. I need four players to boost my midfield and striking line if we are to cope with the competition,â€ Mayanja revealed.
â€œMy boys displayed quality football but were just unlucky not to win. The league is very competitive,â€ Mayanja warned after Saturdayâ€™s defeat.
He refused to predict how the second round will go, but said:â€œItâ€™s going to be tough for all the teams. I respect all coaches and teams so I wonâ€™t take any match lightly.â€
URA makes the tricky trip to Masaka tomorrow hoping to pick maximum points and overtake KCC for the first time this season.
The 2005 champions Police are nine points adrift following a goalless draw against mediocre side Bunamwaya.
Eastern giants Mbale Heroes hang at the edge of the relegation zone following a home defeat to Victors.
Bosco Ssemugenyiâ€™s late equaliser denied Expressâ€™ new coach Ibrahim Buwembo his maiden victory, condemning the Red Eagles to 12th position, one of the worst in the clubâ€™s history.
In todayâ€™s games, Godfrey Wakaza feels Simbaâ€™s complete recovery from an awful run will largely be decided by the army sideâ€™s form at home.
Coach Moses Basenaâ€™s outfit secured their first home victory in over 48 days after piping lowly Iganga 1-0 at Nakivubo stadium last week.
â€œHome advantage always counts. We have to improve to stand a good chance of reviving our season,â€ Wakaza stated.
League race wide open as giants falter