KCCA FC reclaimed table leadership with a 1-0 win over Mbarara City at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Wednesday.
Herbert Achai early strike was enough to inspire the Lugogo based side to their first victory in the new year.
Morley Byekwaso’s side dominated proceedings and took an early lead through Achai in the 1st minute of the contest.
The visitors came close to restoring parity through Solomon Okwalinga but his effort from a free kick forcing Derrick Ochan into a decent save. At the break, Achai’s goal separated the two sides.
KCCA FC defender John Revita made a timely block to deny Thomas Kakaire who had initially been set up by Edwok Ronald.
Revita was rested with just seven minutes to normal time and replaced by returning Filbert Obenchan.
The 13 time Uganda Premier League champions held on to a narrow victory which sent them back to the summit with 31 points in 13 games, two above Vipers SC.
The Ankole Lions stay 12th on the log with 14 points garnered in 14 games.
KCCA will next travel to URA FC on Saturday, 8th January while Mbarara will host Busoga United on the same day.
KCCA FC XI:
Derrick Ochan (GK), Andrew Kigozi, Denis Iguma, John Revita, Herbert Achai, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Jurua, Mato Rodgers, Brian Majwega, Sadat Anaku, Brian Aheebwa
Mbarara City XI:
Martin Elungat (GK), Steven Othieno, Soulayman Bamba, Jasper Aheebwa, Hillary Mukundane, Solomon Okwalinga, Jude Ssemugabi, Kakaire Thomas, Otti Ronald, Edwok Ronald, Otude Ivan