AUPL: Venomous Vipers Cut Gap on Leaders KCCA

Vipers players celebrate win against KCCA FC on Friday. (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Uganda Premier League
Vipers 2-0 KCCA

Vipers secured a convincing 2-1 win against fellow title contenders KCCA in a game played at Nakivubo stadium on Friday.

Goals from Tony Odur and Deus Bukenya in the first half ensured Vipers attained all the three points in the top of the table clash and also stretch the unbeaten streak against KCCA in the league to five games before Geoffrey Sserunkuma pulled one back for the visitors.

Vipers started explosively with Brian Kakaire delivering a low cross into the KCCA box but Ochaya stepped up to clear an early scare.

Aggrey Madoi tries to beat KCCA FC players to the ball

Aggrey Madoi tries to beat KCCA FC players to the ball

The hosts continued to pile pressure on the league leaders and Tony Odur gave Vipers a deserved lead with a cool finish in the 14th minute off Brian Kakaire’s fine delivery.

Hassan Wasswa came close to scoring four minutes later but he failed to find the target with goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan already beaten.

It was Deus Bukenya who doubled the lead for Vipers with a powerful shot just outside the penalty box that went straight into the left corner of the goal.

Paul Mucureezi tries to go past Vipers' defender

Paul Mucureezi tries to go past Vipers’ defender

Mike Mutebi, website like this the KCCA coach opted for an early change bringing on Paul Musamali for Brian Majjwega at the half hour mark but the change failed to produce any dividends.

After interval, online Geoffrey Sserunkuma came on for Isaac Kirabira while Derrick Nsibambi replaced Robert Ssentongo who was off colour the entire game.

It was Sserunkuma who struck late deep into added time for KCCA to get a consolation in a game that Vipers dominated entirely.

Robert Ssentongo couldnot penetrate Viper's water-tight defence

Robert Ssentongo couldnot penetrate Viper’s water-tight defence

KCCA assistant coach, nurse Morley Byekwaso confessed their opponents played better than them.

“They (Vipers) have been sending scouts to watch our games and I think they came into the game understanding our game plan and I think that’s where we lost it all,” he said.

The result means Vipers dislodge SC Villa to move to second position on 15 points while KCCA remain on top of the table with 18 points.

Vipers starting XI: Alitho James, Nicholas Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa, Hassan Wasswa, Deus Bukenya (72′ William Wadri),Keziron Kizito Kezron, Erisa Ssekisambu, Tony Odur, Brian Kakaire (80′ Duncan Sseninde)

KCCA starting XI: Benjamin Ochan, Dennis Okot, Joseph Ochaya, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Ivan Ntege, Isaac Kirabira(46′ Geoffrey Sserunkuma),Muzamir Mutyaba, Robert Ssentongo(66′ Derrick Nsibambi),Brian Majwega(30′ Paul Musamali),Paul Mucureezi


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