Midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba scored the only goal of the game to help Kampala City Council (KCCA) to a 1-0 win over rivals Vipers at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.
Coming into this encounter the visitors, Vipers had not lost a game this season while KCCA was without a number of key players.
First choice goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, midfielder Nicholas Kasozi, and talisman Allan Okello are all away on national duty while Hassan Jurua, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, and Julius Poloto are all In the treatment room.
After a goalless half-hour, KCCA finally found their break as Mutyaba netted his goal in the 31st minute following winger Erisa Ssekisambu's hard work on the right-wing eluding past left-back Aziz Kayondo before sending a well-timed cut back into the box.
The defending champions held on to win the match 1-0 and move to 22 points but they are still eleven points behind Vipers who lead the log with 33 points.
Defender Samuel Kato was named the pilsner man of the match, taking home a plaque and cash worth Shs. 100,000 following his impressive showing.
Starting Line Ups:
KCCA XI: Jamil Malyamungu (G.K), Fillbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza (Captain), Samuel Kato, John Revita, Ali Abubakar Gift, Keziron Kizito, Jackson Nunda, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba
Subs: Ali Mwirusi (G.K), Musa Ramathan, Herbert Achai, Steven Sserwadda, John Egbuonu Odumegwu, Sam Ssenyonjo, Joseph Kafumbe
Vipers XI: Fabien Mutombora (G.K), Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Geoffrey Wasswa (Captain), Siraje Ssentamu, Brian Nkuubi, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Tito Okello, Dan Sserunkuma, Innocent Wafula
Subs: Derrick Ochan (GK), Ibrahim Tembo, Farouk Musisi, Abraham Ndugwa, Frank “Zaga” Tumwesigye