After the completion of the matchday 14 fixtures, SC Villa opened a five point gap at the top of the table after defeating Proline 2-1 in a game played at the Masaka Recreational Stadium on Wednesday.
The Jogoos came from behind to win their 10th game of the season with goals from Yahaya Kakooza and Martin Kizza after Musa Mukasa’s own goal that had put Proline ahead.
The Masaka-based club now have 31 points, five ahead of defending champions KCCA. Villa will now go into the first round break at the top of the table as the players to prepare for the CHAN tournament scheduled for the beginning of next month.
The Jogoos are looking for their first league title in 14 years, their last coming in 2004 when still managed by former Cranes boss Micho Sredojevic.
Meanwhile, SC Villa travel to Jinja on Saturday for their final game of the first round to face Kirinya Jinja S.S at the Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe.
Matchday 14 results:
SC Villa 2-1 Proline
Bright Stars 0-0 Police
BUL 2-0 Soana
Maroons 1-1 UPDF
URA 1-1 Mbarara
Masavu 2-1 Onduparaka
Express 2-1 Vipers
KCCA 2-1 Kirinya