Friday Results

JMC Hippos 0-0 Vipers

SC Villa 0-1 KCCA

The Saints 1-0 Maroons

Although JMC Hippos have still failed to win their fourth consecutive league match, they atleast earned a hard fought point off the reigning champions, Vipers.

The league debutants coming to the game on the back of three losses in a row, they played to a non scoring draw against Vipers at Kakindu stadium on Friday.

In a game that was temporarily halted during the first half because the second assistant referee, Musa Balikowa was been assaulted by the ‘home fans’, either side had a chance to kill off the game.

Ibrahim Saddam Juma hit the side netting from 30 yards, Erisa Ssekisambu missed a one against one in the dying minutes and left back, Aggrey Madoi missed scoring against his former side in another goalie to beat incident.

The home side failed to find the back of the net for two reasons, Vipers goalie Ismail Watenga was alert full time and clumsy finishing from skipper Richard Wandyaka and partner in crime, Akram Rajab.

Rajab eventually managed to put the ball at the back of the net but the effort was disallowed by the authoritative ‘man in black’.

Ssekisambu limped out the final seconds of the game after colliding with the Hippos’ goalie in the opportunity he missed to convert.

With KCCA winning 1-0 over SC Villa at Nakivubo stadium, Vipers goalless draw is a slight set back as the side looks to defend the league trophy.

KCCA stretches their lead to 55 points, five ahead of second placed Vipers who add a point to 50. The advantage though, Vipers has a game at hand.

JMC Hippos’ point earned elevates them in the 8th position on 38, one above rivals, BUL although the latter have a game advantage.

Elsewhere, The Saints are now safe from relegation having defeated already relegated Maroons 1-0 at the Nelson Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Goalkeeper, Yasin Mugabi, of all people scored the lone strike on the day, a well converted penalty.

Mugabi becomes the second goalkeeper this season (after Bright Stars’ Mathias Kigonya) to score a goal in the Azam Uganda Premier league.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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