Uganda Vipers SC reclaim second spot in UPL as Kitara edge out NEC

Uganda Premier League defending champions, Vipers SC, are back in the second place after grinding out a narrow 1-0 victory against 10-man UPDF in Bombo on Sunday.

Livingstone Mulondo scored the game’s only goal in the 11th minute to see the Venoms leapfrog Kitara a day after the Masindi-based side had dislodged the Venoms. Bright Anukani set up the eventual Man of the Match, Mulondo, for the visitors to claim their sixth win in nine matches.

At 20 points, Vipers are now four behind leaders BUL, while UPDF – who were losing their fifth in nine – remain 13th on eight points. It was double pain for UPDF, who played the last 23 minutes with 10 men after Aggrey Kirya was sent off following a second yellow card.

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Meanwhile, Kitara edged out fellow newcomers NEC 1-0 in Masindi while Maroons claimed their first home win when they beat Mbarara by the same scoreline in Luzira. Their sixth win in nine matches moved Kitara three places up to second on 19 points, five behind leaders BUL, while NEC slipped to fifth on 16 marks.

On their part, Maroons’ fifth victory in nine games saw them leapfrog NEC into fourth on 17 points, while Mbarara’s third defeat in nine has them two places above relegation on eight points. Fred Amaku scored for Maroons which was the striker’s fifth goal of the season in the 60th minute.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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