KCCA closes in on league title

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 2nd May 2017 07:00 PM

Derrick Nsibambi's 71st minute strike helped the Lugogo side to register their 16th win

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Derrick Nsibambi struck the winning goal for KCCA.

Derrick Nsibambi's 71st minute strike helped the Lugogo side to register their 16th win

Azam Uganda Premier League

Lweza 4 Express 2

JMC Hippos 0 KCCA 1

Bright Stars 0 Vipers 0

URA 1 Kirinya 1

Proline 2 BUL FC 1 

KCCA opened a five point lead in the Azam Uganda Premier League after defeating already relegated JMC Hippos 1-0 today evening at Kakindu Stadium.

The result left the reigning champions top of the league with 54 points, five ahead of SC Villa who were not in action; all with KCCA still with a game in hand.

Derrick Nsibambi's 71st minute strike helped the Lugogo side to register their 16th win in 26 league games.

This means KCCA are two wins away from winning their 12th league title with four games left to play.

They only need to beat Kirinya Jinja SS and Lweza in their next games at home on Saturday and Tuesday respectively to be declared champions.

During the game, the centre referee Fred Byamukama had to stop the match in 84th minute for almost a quarter of an hour after home fans started throwing stones at the match officials.

It had to take the intervention of Police through firing teargas to calm the situation.

Elsewhere, Juma Balinya and Owen Kasule each scored a brace Lweza beat Express 4-2 at Wankulukuku Stadium. Saddam Juma scored a double for Express.

At Lugogo, Proline beat BUL 2-1 with Nelson Sekantuka and Daniel Isiagi on target for Proline while Yunus Sibira netted a consolation for BUL.

In Lugazi, URA drew 1-1 with Kirinya Jinja SS at Metha Stadium with Feni Ali giving the Tax Collectors the lead before Livingstone Mulondo levelled matters for Kirinya.

At Champions Stadium in Matugga, Bright Stars settled for a goalless draw with Vipers.

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