AUPL: Maroons, Saints Clash for Maiden Win

Vipers sports club boosted their title defense with an emphatic 1-2 win over SC Villa on Friday evening as Namboole stadium played host to a dramatic league clash that was often as frustrating as it was enthralling.

Former SC Villa attacking forward Erisa Sekisambu grabbed the lead just after 25 minutes, what is ed firing in a rebound from close range after Stephen Odong let loose Farouk Miya’s shot off Mpande’s low cross from the right.

Earlier in the fifth minute, sickness Kasumba hit the woodwork following a speedy counter attack involving Muleme and Ndugwa.

Second half.
On resumption, rx on top of removing his coat, coach Florence pulled off a limping Odong in the goal for Samson Kirya and Robert Achema replacing Martin Kizza.

The change didn’t prove an instant antidote as three minutes later Farouk Miya sneaked a pass to Joseph Mpande connecting directly to William Wadri who fired past Kirya for the winner.

Villa pressed on further but the efforts could only reap an hour mark consolation.

Unnder 17.  Earlier before the match Vipers Junior team came from a goal down to defeat Jogoo young 2-1 with both goals coming in the second half.

Villa Coach Flores-“It was tough, we did not utilise our chances and allowed them an early lead thereby trailing all through.”

Erisa Sekisambu-“We are happy with the win plus my goal. Its good to prove worth infront of those who believed in me. We soldier on.”

SC Villa XI:
Stephen Odong (Samson Kirya46′), Henry KAtongole, Jonathan Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Misi Katende, Lwanga Tadeo, Kamanzi Denis, Godfrey Lwesibawa (Ambrose Kirya 70′), Martin Kiiza (Robert Achema 46′), Umar Kasumba, Karim Ndugwa.

Vipers XI–James Alitho,Nicholas Wadada, Dan Birikwalira, Yusuf Mukisa,Shafiq Bakaki, Deus Bukenya, Joseph Mpande,Keziron Kizito (Sadaam Juma 74′) Erisa Sekisambu (John Semazzi 66′), Farooq Miya,William Wadri( Brian Nkuubi 61′)
Maroons FC and The Saints renew big league rivalry on match day 6 both in search of a maiden victory.

Both have met twice in the 2014/15 big league final, and Maroons winning 1-0 and a barren draw in the Vipers invitational cup over a month ago.

The Prison warders sit bottom of the log with a single point while their opponents have one more a place above.

The Saints Fc fired coach Haruna Keba and the entire bench after the poor strings of results, hiring former KCCA FC and Azam fc coach George Nsiimbe. The team recently defeated Kireka United through Sam Matovu’s lone header and the experienced tactician is hopeful of better results.

“I’m very pleased with the team, but it’s my responsibility to try and improve things.” Nsimbe told club media.

Moses Okot and leftback Hassan Musana are injured and will not be available for Saints while Dennis Rukundo is still out for Maroons Fc.

The match will be played on Saturday at the Maroons stadium in Luzira from 4pm.


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