Mohammad Shaban Inspires Onduparaka Past Vipers

Shabaan Muhamad has scored his 7th league goal

Uganda Premier League
Onduparaka 1-0 Vipers

Onduparaka maintained their home unbeaten run after a hard fought win against Vipers on Tuesday.

Sensational forward and skipper Mohammad Shaban’s second half strike was enough to hurt Vipers and earn Onduparaka maximum points in a game played at the fully parked Betway Greenlight stadium in Arua.

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In a game full of intensity right from the start, find both teams produced an exciting game but Shaban’s goal delivered all three points for the home side.

Ceasar Okhuti got the first attempt on goal but his shot off Shaban Muhammad’s through pass went wide.

The visitors to came close to scoring in the 21st minute but Wadada’s well weighed cross went begging with Odur and Kakaire failing to connect to it.

Ssentamu Siraje who was playing his first game for Vipers this season was booked for a challenge on Gaddafi Gadihno in the 34th minute.

Brian Kakaire had another chance to break the deadlock at the stoke of halftime after a quick interplay with Odur but his feeble shot was tamed easily by goalkeeper Richard Anyama.

Onduparaka returned the better side after recess and defensive midfielder Ivan Mbowa tested Ismael Watenga with a powerful effort two minutes into the second half.

Abdallah Mubiru, malady the Vipers head coach called for double substitution with Erisa Ssekisambu and Brian Nkuubi replacing Pius Wanji and Siraje Ssentamu respectively.

A minute, treatment after the half hour mark, Gaddafi Gadinho dribbled past Viper’s defence but Watenga pulled off an acrobatic save to deny the former.

The deciding moment came in the 67th minute, with Shaban Muhammad running past Shafik Bakaki and Hassan Wasswa to fire home past Watenga despite a simple tap on the ball.

There were several chances for Onduparaka to kill off the game but resorted to time wasting tactics and Muhammad Shaban who had already been booked in the 73rd minute was withdrawn for Okwi Dickens in the 77th minute.

The result means Vipers remain third on the table on 20 points while Onduparaka move from eighth to fifth on 18 points.

Onduparaka starting XI: Richard Anyama, Alex Gasper, Saddam Norman, Akram Kakembo, Simba Sibir, Ivan Mbowa, Faizal Ibrahim Anini, Gaddafi Gadinho, Muhammad Shaban (77′ Dickens Okwi), Rashid Agau, (Kabon Living), Ceasar Okhuti (90+2 Mohammed Benerd)

Vipers starting XI: Ismael Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Shafik Bakaki, Hassan Wasswa, Ssentamu Siraje (53′ Brian Nkuubi), Deus Bukenya, Kizito Kezron, Tonny Odur, Brian Kakaire (72′ Musa Esenu), Pius Wanji (53′ Erisa Ssekisambu)


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