Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuuma scored twice as his side comfortably won 2-0 against Express at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende on Friday evening.
In a game highly dominated by the home team from the beginning, the Venoms found it easier to cruise past the Wankulukuku based side as they brightened their title hopes.
Sserunkuuma gave Vipers an early lead in the sixth minute, the diminutive striker tapped home an Aziz Kayondo teasing minus in the area.
In the 21st minute, Vipers was at it again, but this time Tom Mosiko’s shot from outside the box was not well directed, it went out begging.
Three minutes later, Halid Lwaliwa’s header from Masiko’s free kick was not strong enough as Express’ custodian Mathias Muwanga saved it.
In the 31st minute of the game, dead ball specialist Masiko directed a free kick to Tito Okello’s head but his attempt was not challenging enough for Muwanga.
It was Okello again who failed to double the home side’s lead when he failed to tap in a well weighed Ibrahim Kiyemba’s cross.
Four minutes to the break, Sserunkuuma again failed to capitalise on Innocent Wafula’s teasing cross from the right.
There was another golden opportunity for Sserunkuma, this time his tap in from Kiyemba’s cross went over the bar when Muwanga was already beaten.
Vipers came back for the second half hungrier and angrier, it took them just three minutes to double their lead.
Sserunkuuma on target again from Abraham Ndugwa’s through pass for his brace to take his season tally to 11 goals.
Express’ first close chance came in the 76th minute of the game when Brian Umony failed convert when he only had Fabian Mutombora in the Vipers goal to beat.
Tonny Odur missed another in the 83rd minute as his effort was parried over the bar by Mutombora.
A win took Vipers to 45 points level with table leaders KCCA only separated by goal difference while Express remained eighth with 28 points.