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Mbarara City FC Shares Spoils with Vipers in Friendly Game

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Mbarara City FC Shared Spoils with Vipers in their preparatory game

In a bid to keep their preparations for the forthcoming Uganda Premier League, several teams have been engaging in buildup games.

And it was not any different different as newly promoted side Mbarara City FC tested their credentials against Vipers.

In the game played at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara on Wednesday, both sides put up a great performance but the game ended in a stalemate.

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Mbarara FC led through Bebe Swalik’s goal in the opening half of the game before the visitors levelled matters later on in the second stanza.

Lanky forward Wol Makweth tested Ismail Watenga’s goal on the 20th minute mark but his goal was ruled for offside by the day’s center referee.

The Ankole Lions kept surging forward and six minutes after the half hour mark, Mbarara FC took the lead.

Bebe Swalik slotted home Saddam’s effort from a free kick to send the loyal fans into a Frenzy.

Richard Makumbi tested several new signings including Faluku Samari, Saidi Byekwaso, Asuman Harishe Kihogo from BUL FC in Jinja but only left out Swedi Satugobo who has an ankle injury.

Vipers coach Da Costa too made several changes in the second stanza with only skipper maintaining his position.

New recruit, Clovis Moussa Mbayi made sure he got a perfect debut for the Venoms tapping home in the 64th minute to level matters.

This was Mbarara FC third friendly game, the first a 1-0 victory coming against Express FC while the other was a 2 all draw against Ntoda FC.

Mbarara FC will play in the top tier league for the first time after winning promotion from Fufa Big League last season.

Vipers second half team

James Alitho(GK),Ashraf Mandela,Shafik Bakaki,Benjamin Nyakoojo,Tadeo Lwanga,Yayo Lutimba,Aziz Kemba ,Mike Sserumaga,Mousa Mbayi,Hassan Kalega and Mukwala Steven.

Mbarara City starting XI

Ali Kimera (G.K), Zaidi Byekwado, Patrick Senfuka, Hilary Mukundane, Alishe Asuman,  Pistis Barenge, Fred Kalanzi, Bebe Swalik, Wol Makueth and Sadam.

Vipers FC starting XI

Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Dan Birikwalira, Geoffrey Wasswa, Musa Malunda, Deus Bukenya, Milton Karisa, Brian Nkuubi, Tom Masiko, Tonny Odur and Duncan Seninde.

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