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Vipers retains Uganda Premier League championship 

Vipers SC are once again winners of the Star Times Uganda Premier League. Vipers, the defending champions defeated Busoga United 5-0 on the final day of the season at St Mary's Stadium in Kitende.  

To secure their championship, the Venoms not only needed to secure a win but also hoped SC Villa loses their final match against URA FC.

Villa which commenced the much-anticipated day as the frontrunners, concluded the season in third place with 52 points after KCCA defeated Bright Stars 5-0. 

Vipers claimed the title by virtue of a superior goal difference, having levelled on points (53) with KCCA. In the crucial encounter,  Abubakar Lawal's brace, and goals from Yunus Sentamu, Martin Kizza, and Bright Anukani, sealed victory for Vipers.

Meanwhile, at Lugogo, where KCCA hosted Bright Stars, forward Rogers Mato netted four goals, with Charles Lwanga adding another to their tally. However, Jackson Mayanja's side could only secure the second spot in the final standings.

At Wankulukuku, URA FC silenced the near-fully packed stadium with a 1-0 victory over hosts SC Villa, courtesy of Najib Fesali's second-half goal. 

From the onset, Villa maintained hopes of scoring a goal through the efforts of Charles Bbaale, but their attacks were thwarted by URA's well-organized defensive line.

In the 61st minute, URA capitalized on a free kick from Saidi Kyeyune, as Najib Fesali headed the ball into the net, shattering Villa's hopes of claiming the trophy. 

Despite Villa's attempts to equalize, URA's goalkeeper, Nafian Alionzi, swarted all their endeavours. As the final whistle sounded, a number of devastated Villa fans exited the stadium in disbelief, while others directed insults towards URA FC players for denying them the title.  

Similarly, distraught by their failure to end the two-decade-long championship drought, Villa players were seen in tears at the end of the match.  

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