KCCA FC and Mike Mutebi can breath a brief sigh of relief following their 4-0 victory over bottom side Kitara FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.
The Kasasiro Boys have come under scrutiny for their recent run of mixed results which saw them lose two of their last five league games.
But the commanding victory on Saturday evening in front of their own fans has seen KCCA collect seven of a possible nine on offer.
Defender Peter Magambo scored his first league goal for the club with a commanding header after just 11 minutes.
Sadat Anaku nearly scored on his return to action but his shot from outside the area flew inches wide of the target as KCCA took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break.
Five minutes into the second half, Bright Anukani doubled KCCA’s lead with an easy finish from close range. Magambo doubled his tally on the day with another header off Hassan Musana’s corner.
Second-half substitute Samson Kigozi grabbed a fourth in the 60th minute off Anukani’s assist.
The 13-time champions now climb to sixth on the log on 17 points, seven points behind leaders and title rivals Vipers with a trip to Jinja to face Busoga United next on Tuesday, March 2.
At the Arena of Visions in Ndejje, Moses Sseruyidde’s 50th minute strike guided URA to a 1-0 victory over Busoga United.
Busoga United who host KCCA next week suffered their fifth defeat of the season and they now have their work cut out as far as their survival is concerned.
They currently lie 14th on the log, five points from safety with 20 games to go. URA meanwhile climb to third on 21 points with a trip to neighbours UPDF in Bombo next on the cards on Tuesday.
At the Kavumba Recreation Grounds in Wakiso, Police FC had to twice come back from behind as they picked up a 2-2 draw against Bright Stars.
Sulaiman Ssekamatte put Bright Stars in the lead as early as the 13th minute but Brian Muluuli drew the Cops level in the 33rd minute.
Ssekamatte restored Bright Stars’ lead in the 61st minute before Muluuli completed his double by scoring his sixth goal of the season five minutes from the final whistle.
Police now fall into fourth on 20 points with their first draw of the season while Bright Stars climb to ninth on the 16-team log on 14 points.
Elsewhere, UPDF stunned record league champions SC Villa handing them their first defeat in five games following a 1-0 victory courtesy of Ezekiel Katende’s 74th minute strike.
Meanwhile, Henry Kitegenyi, Swalik Sseguya, and Makweth Wol were on the score sheet as Mbarara City secured a 3-1 victory over Kyetume FC.
Mbarara City opened the gap between them and the bottom three to five points while Kyetume slip further down the table as they currently li e 11th on 11 points.
Kyetume are at home against SC Villa next on Tuesday, March 2 while Mbarara City visit Police FC on Wednesday at the MTN Omondi Stadium.