SC Villa 1 Blacks Power 0
BUL 1 Vipers 1
Busoga United 0 KCCA 0
URA 4 Gaddafi FC 0
Bright Stars 0 Arua Hill 1
Charles Bbaale scored a crucial goal for SC Villa to beat Blacks Power FC 1-0 on Tuesday, May 23 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game at the Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.
With this victory, SC Villa grabbed a two-point advantage over Vipers SC and KCCA FC in the three-horse race for the league title, whose winner will now be decided on the final day of season. The last round of games will be played on May 27.
Villa now leads the 15-team table with 52 points compared to second-placed Vipers and third-placed KCCA, who are tied on 50 points apiece but separated by goal difference.
This is after Vipers drew 1-1 with BUL FC and KCCA were held to a goal-less draw by Busoga United on Tuesday.
The prevailing scenario sets the tone for the final round of games in which SC Villa, seeking to end a 19-year title spell, must win their game against URA FC to achieve the feat.
For Vipers, the chances of retaining the league title are not entirely in their hands. But the Venoms must beat Busoga United at Kitende in the last game of the season and pray that Villa and KCCA lose their matches on the same day.
On the other hand, KCCA will be out to defeat Bright Stars at Lugogo and pray that both Villa and Vipers lose their games.
Meanwhile, former champions URA FC thrashed Gaddafi FC 4-0 in a one-sided game played on Tuesday at the Mehta stadium in Lugogo.