KCCA have 44 points from 19 games, six more than Vipers who held a two point advantage Mbarara before the latter played Onduparaka.
The Jogoo had last enjoyed resurgent wins over defending champions Vipers SC and Paidha Black Angels but that pattern was interrupted by a BUL side who are trying to keep up with leading pack.
Buoyed by the recent twin victories over Vipers and Paidha Black Angels, Jogoo coach Douglas Bamweyana will still count on the attacking trio of Pius Wangi, Charles Lwanga and Bashir Mutanda to add to their 21-point tally this season.
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Dr Lawrence Mulindwa has done everything right for Vipers thus far except for one thing; be patient Dr Lawrence Mulindwa has done everything right for Vipers thus far except for one thing; be patient Vipers are a club in crisis.
The Caterpillars announced their arrival at the big stage by racing to the Uganda Cup finals in 2016 only to fall 3-1 to Vipers.
Vipers’ newly signed striker Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza is desperate to rediscover his scoring touch - as fast as he can - to help steer the Venoms to their league title retention bid in the final stretch of the season.
Referee Shamirah Nabadda In November, upon the advice of the Referees Disciplinary Panel and the FUFA Referees Standing Committee, FUFA banned three officials who officiated the game between Express and Vipers at Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku for poor officiating.
10-time winners Express, the last season’s losing finalists (also 2016 victors) Vipers and URA, who boast of three titles, remain in contention for the right to represent Uganda in the second-tier Caf Confederation Cup next season.
The record 16-time champions needed to show the 3-1 dismissal of Vipers last week was not a good accident, while the Venoms themselves had to show bounce-back-ability on a rather tricky Tooro trip.