FOOTBALL UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
SC Villa v Express.
BUL v Wakiso Giants
Bright Stars v Maroons
A goalless draw is not what Vipers Coach Fred Kajoba expected on his debut as Vipers' title ambitions were dented by Mbarara City in Bombo on Tuesday.
Previously leading with 7 points, Vipers lead was further reduced to two following the stalemate.
Vipers looked motivated and determined but failed to break the hard fighting Mbarara, in the end-to-end encounter.
Mbarara was compact and organised giving no chance to Vipers strikers Fahad Bayo, Dan Sserunkuma, Tito Okello and Paul Mucureezi.
Mucureezi, facing his former side since leaving them early this month was marked out of the game by Brian Aheebwa with Mbarara captain Hillary Mukundane also ensuring his side went back with something.
Mbarara was too aggressive and didn't give Vipers any breathing space despite the hard work from the Venoms.
The Venoms have now gone three matches without a win. But they remain top of the standings with 43 points, with their immediate challengers KCCA FC, two below them. Mbarara is eighth on 23 points.
Elsewhere, Sadat Anaku and Erias Ssekisambu each had a goal each as KCCA beat Kyetume 2-0 in Jinja while Tooro United played to 1-1 draw with URA in Fort Portal while Onduparaka defeated Busoga United 2-1.
The league will resumes on Wednesday with SC Villa hosting Express in Bombo in the biggest football derby in the country. BUL will face Wakiso Giants in Njeru while Bright Stars will battle Maroons at Kavumba.
Mbarara City 0 Vipers 0
Proline 2 Police1
Kyetume 0 KCCA 2
Tooro United 1 URA 1
Onduparaka 2 Busoga United 1