KCC FC’s 2-1 win over Vipers yesterday, coupled with SC Victoria University (SCVU)’s 1-1 draw with Kira Young, has firmly put George Nsimbe’s charges on course to defend their Fufa Super League title, writes Elly Kyeyune.
Before kick-off at Lugogo, KCC led the way on 46 points, one ahead of the chasing trip of Vipers, SCVU and URA FC but with a game in hand. Vipers could afford any slip-up after leading the table for most part of the season but they were caught napping when Derrick Nsibambi and Herman Wasswa fired in two quick goals inside seven minutes to seal the deal.
Robert Kimuli replied for Edward Golola’s men before the stroke of half time but it wasn’t enough to deny the defending champions three valuable points.
The loss all but ends Vipers’ challenge.
Now that the biggest stumbling block is out of the way, KCC moves three points clear of the table and could stretch that lead to six points with a win over struggling Express in their next fixture.
Meanwhile, SCVU have themselves to blame for conceding a late goal in a match they controlled and were destined to win. Muwada Mawejje gave SCVU a deserved lead before Moses Ndawula equalized late in the game to salvage a point for highflying Kira.
The result severely dents SCVU’s title chances but having played all the top teams, they are well positioned to win the remaining five fixtures. However, they will hope that KCC loses ground, especially against URA in the penultimate game of the season.
In the other matches, Police FC held SC Villa in a contest that has no bearing on either side of the table. But, Masaka LC’s 2-1 triumph over Bidco moved them level with Proline on 18 points, two ahead of bottom-placed CRO, which drew 1-1 with Express FC.
Source : The Observer