UPL: Vipers Crowned Champions, Kira Young Relegated
Vipers Sports Club won their second league title since inception on Tuesday 19th May 2015 after registering a 1-0 victory over Jinja side, BUL F.C at the club’s home ground in Buikwe.
Uganda Kobs skipper, Faruku Miya scored the all important strike on 36 minutes in a match watched by a mammoth crowd which included FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA Honorary president and CECAFA Vice President, Lawrence Mulindwa, FUFA Executive committee members, Staff, Uganda Premier league officials and other important dignitaries.
On the day, the league was officially climaxing for the 2014/15 season with 7 other games played at various grounds
At the Nelson Mandela stadium, army side Simba sports club fought gallantly to beat Kira Young 2-1 implying Kira Young dropped to 14th place since Soana overcame Police in the Kavumba derby.
Former Uganda Cranes striker, Geofrey Sserunkuma scored for Lweza at the Phillip Omondi stadium against KCC to save the league debutant outfit from the relegation knife.
At the Kakindu Stadium in Jinja, Sadolin Paints (another side that was promoted from the FUFA Big league the previous season) played to a goal -less draw with last season’s runners up, Sports Club Victoria University.
Away to Mwerere in Matugga, Sports Club Villa came top with a 1-0 victory over the home side, Bright Stars.
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) won 2-1 at Express, at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku with Uganda Cranes striker, Robert Sentongo scoring one of the goals to take his individual tally to 15 and scoop the top scorer’s award.
Vipers Edward Golola was named best coach with Miya Faruku taking the most outstanding players’ award.
The FUFA President and the Hononary President flanked by the other officials handed over the 30 gold medals to the jubilant players and officials before the team captain, Nicholas Wadada received the trophy amidst the wildest cheers.
The celebrations continued till the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Azam Uganda Premier League 2014/15:
Match Day 30 Results:
Vipers FC 1-0 BUL FC – Buikwe (Was Live on Azam TV From Buikwe)
Bright Stars FC 0-1 SC Villa – Mwerere, Matugga
Express FC 1-2 URA FC – Wankulukuku
KCC FC 0-1 Lweza FC – Lugogo
Kira Young FC 1-2 Simba FC – Nelson Mandela Stadium, Namboole
Police FC 0-1 Soana FC – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
Rwenshama FC 2-1 Entebbe FC – Nakivubo Stadium
Sadolin Paints FC 0-0 SC VU – Kakindu Stadium.