StarTimes Uganda premier league
Maroons 1-1 Vipers SC
Proline 1-1 Police
It was a point won for Vipers SC than two lost as three-time champions played to a 1-1 draw away at Maroons on Friday in the StarTimes Uganda premier league. The side that started the season on the high, has picked one point from the available six in the last two games –having lost their unbeaten run to reigning champions KCCA prior to Maroons stalemate.
Fred Amaku opened the scoring in the opening half with his second of the season before Fahad Bayo scored his 9th of the campaign from the spot in the second half after referee Nasser Mohammed with the signal from first assistant referee Okello Lee deemed Timothy Bamulanzeki to have handled the ball off his chest.
Without league top scorer Steven Mukwala (10 goals), who could not play against his parent club, Maroons relied much on Amaku, Solomon Walusimbi and off-color Pius Obuya.
Maroons had their penalty appeal turned down by the referee when Rahmat Senfuka kicked Abraham Tusubira ankle inside the box. Maroons head coach Douglas Bamweyana was left furious with the officiating as his side remained 7th with 20 points while the Venoms, who have not lost to Maroons in the 13 meetings (x4 draws, x4 wins) remain top with 34 points as they completed their first-round 15 fixtures.
Meanwhile, Diego Hamis Kizza scored for Proline before Ben Ocen netted his 9th of the season as Police grabbed a point from Lugogo following a 1-1 draw in the other fixture of the day. Proline remains bottom of the 16-team logo while Police are 14th with 9 and 12 points respectively.