Vipers SC took full advantage of KCCA’s faltering a day earlier by beating Busoga United 2-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende and open a four-point lead at the summit on Wednesday with nine league games left to play.
Hilary Mukundane and Paul Mucureezi were on target as Vipers moved to 46 points 21 matches into the season. Busoga remain just a place and two points above relegation on 21.
The hosts went ahead on 25 minutes, Mukundane heading in Bright Anukani’s free-kick. Mucurezi put the victory beyond doubt with a long range drive six minutes from full time.
Three victories were also registered in as many games, Onduparaka and SC Villa also edging Mbarara City and Gaddafi 1-0 respectively.
In Arua, Mansoor Safi teed-on Muhammad Shaban for the only goal of the match as Onduparaka beat visitors Mbarara 1-0.
Victory keeps Onduparaka in 12th place on 21 points while Mbarara remain second from bottom on 17 points.
In the east of the country, Benson Muhindo connected home Davis Ssekajja’s ball for Villa to edge Gaddafi by the above scoreline.
The win keeps Villa in 11th place with 22 points while league debutantes Gaddafi, despite defeat, are having a decent campaign. Gaddafi lie three places above the Jogoos on 26 points.
Vipers SC 2-0 Busoga United
Onduparaka 1-0 Mbarara City
SC Villa 1-0 Gaddafi