Innocent Wafula provided two first half assists before Abraham Ndugwa completed a second half brace as Vipers defeated Kansai Plascon 4-0 to advance to the round of 16 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup played on Tuesday afternoon at St Mary’s Stadium.
It was Wafula’s second start for the three time league champions but his Uganda cup debut and it didn’t take him long to show his prowess.
Wafula broke away on the right flank, committed the yards of space in front of him as he headed for goal before his powerful ground pass towards Tito Okello was intercepted and connected home by Kansai’s defender Desmond Kyobe in the 16th minute.
Ten minutes later, Wafula in yards of space was found by Duncan Sseninde’s high corner, he played it for the advancing Halid Lwaliwa who guided it home to double Vipers’ lead.
As Kansai Plascon tried to get back into the game after the break, Ndugwa had other plans, seven minutes into the second stanza, he picked possession from Aggrey Madoi capitalized on the poor marking in Kansai’s defense and curled the ball past Kansai Plascon custodian Zakariya Nsubuga.
For those who missed the beauty, they had a chance to take a second look in the 73rd minute, in similar fashion he won possession and in the similar manner curled a ground ball past a helpless Nsubuga for the fourth.
“It was a good performance. The only worry is that we did not get our goals easily. Two goal hero Abraham Ndugwa had a good display. We have a football team with no definite first eleven,” Vipers head coach Michael Nam Ouma said.
It will be a big confidence boost for Vipers ahead of their 2018/2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup return leg playoff against CS Sfaxien in Tunisia on January 20th.