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Vipers crowned Uganda Premier League champions

By Jacky Achan, Shafik Ssenoga

Added 25th May 2018 07:29 PM

Viper's deserved victory followed a 4-1 win over army side UPDF FC.

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Viper's deserved victory followed a 4-1 win over army side UPDF FC.

PIC: Vipers's coach, Miguel Da Coasta, and his players celebrate thier victory. (Credit: Mpalanyi Ssentongo)
 
FOOTBALL
 
Azam Uganda Premier League
 
Results                                 
Vipers 4 UPDF 1 .               
Soana 0 Maroons 0           
Police 2 KCCA 2               
Proline 1 URA 2               
Mbarara City 0 Kirinya 2 
Masavu 0 Express 1
Onduparaka 2 Bright Stars 0   
SC Villa 0 BUL0
 
KITENDE - With the curtains of the 2018 Uganda Premier League dramatically closing,Vipers SC, Friday claimed the Azam Uganda Premier League  champions.
 
Vipers' deserved victory followed a 4-1 win over army side UPDF FC at the St Marys Kitende stadium.
 
It was all drama on the final day of Azam Uganda Premier League action to decide Champions when Vipers went behind and UPDF took the lead in the 23rd minute through Joseph Janjali away in Kitende.
 
Title challengers and defending champions KCCA meanwhile took the lead against Police FC in Namboole through Allan Okello but, Police was to level the score at the half hour mark and end the first half with a 2-1 lead.
 
Vipers on the other hand were to level the score at the stroke of half time through Yayo Lutimba.
 
The hosts were to put three more goals past UPDF who were reduced to 10 men in the second half to lift the trophy.
 

 Before kickoff. The Venoms implied to have put a 'ring' on the trophy. 'Kigwaleero.'

 
Defending champions KCCA FC who needed a win to retain the trophy finished second after they could only manage a two all draw against police FC.
 
SC Villa finished third. On the other hand traditional football giants Express FC who were candidates for relegation survived the chop following a 0-1 win away at Masavu FC.
 
Masavu FC, UPDF FC and Proline FC that lost to URA FC 1-2 have all been relegated to FUFA Big League.
 
Joining top flight football next season is Ndejje University FC (FUFA Big League Champions 2018), Paidha Black Angels FC and Nyamitobora FC.
 
 

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