KCCA beat Kirinya Jinja SSS 2-1 at the Star Times stadium to jump in front of Police FC and maintain the inferior five-point difference with table leaders Villa.
Patrick Kaddu’s brace gave the home side the first lead and restored the lead following Fred Amaku’s goal in between that threatened to nullify his effort.
The intentional resting of regular starters Muhammad Shaban and Derrick Nsibambi was not regretted by Mike Mutebi because the Kasasiro were led well in the attacking by Kaddu whose first breakthrough came at approximately half an hour mark off Mustafa Kizza’s assist.
Kirinya Jinja SSS forward Fred Amaku leveled the scores for the visitors at the 56th minute before Kaddu restored the home lead at the 85th minute off Paul Mucureezi assist.
Substitute Sadam Juma also made two attempts that could have given the title holders a lead with greater margin if not for the lack of unintentional inaccuracy.
The win means KCCA has now won their last six fixtures consequently takes over the second position from Police FC.
Whereas Kirinya Jinja SSS remains 11th on the table with stagnant 17 points behind Proline that as well lost their match.
At the very match in Masaka recreational grounds, goals from Mahad Yaya and Martin Kizza gave the 16 time champions the victory to maintain the comfortable table lead as Bayo Fahad’s only goal for Proline wasn’t enough to wrestle shoulders with the Jogoos.
The unstoppable Sport Club Villa has now won 10 of their 14 games and accrued 31 points from the form.
Express seems to not have endured enough weeping as they lost in their own soil to Entebbe Road Side, Vipers SC 2-1.
As Brian Nkuubi went for a notable performance, Milton Karisa and Erisa Ssekisambu got busy scoring for the away side whereas Dan Sserunkuma pulled one for Express.
The win that comes following a painful defeat to URA three weeks ago not only offers coach Miguel De Costa some little bit of breathing space but elevates his side to fourth on the table with 23 points.
The defeat is the ninth in a season for once a giant, Express FC. The Red Eagles are second last on the table with 11 points.
League continues on Friday with some of the Azam Uganda Premier league clubs to play their last fixture in 2017.
Both disappointed Onduparaka and URA will be battling at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole on at 4:00 PM.
Meanwhile Maroons hosts Bul FC, Police visits Soana at the Kavumba recreational grounds, UPDF play Bright Stars, and excited Masavu travel to Kakyeka Stadium to face Mbarara City FC.