Vipers’ league unbeaten run stretches to 31

By Clive Kyazze

StarTimes Uganda Premier league holders Vipers SC’s unbeaten run has stretched to 31 games after their one all draw with URA on Friday evening at Namboole. 

URA got the lead through Shafik Kagimu in the 37th minute but that was canceled out by Daniel Muezyi Sserunkuma in the 45th minute.  

It was an end to end game but but not so many goal scoring chances from both teams especially in the first half. 

Matthew Tai Odong kept on troubling the Vipers defense but his end product was far from creating the impact URA would expect him too.

On two occasion Innocent Wafula had broken away from URA’s defense down the right, his powerful ground cross were always defended well. 

The deadlock was broken eight minutes to halftime, Ronald Musana’s cross was too high for Vipers’ defense but well weighed for Kagimu who tapped home.

The goal got URA coach Sam Ssimbwa off his seat in the stands and was seen punching the air. 

At the stroke of half time, Sserunkuma picked possession from Ibrahim Kiyemba and this time decided to take matters in his own hands.

 He committed space on the right side set a powerful ground shot that James Alitho in URA’s goal failed to deal with, deflecting  off his palms into the back of the net. 

The second stanza did have much to write home about, actually to add more fire power, Vipers replaced captain Tadeo Lwanga with Brian Nkuubi, Abraham Ndugwa replaced Tito Okello.

URA’s Joachim Ojera was taking Yayo Lutimba through a torrid time down the right wing, but his endless runs didn’t yield a thing. 

With 20 minutes to go, URA’s goalkeeping coach Steven Kiggundu was dismissed from bench after the fourth official had enough of his unbecoming behavior.

It stayed that way with URA completing their first round games in sixth position and on 22 points, Vipers are second on 30, they play Mbarara City in their last first round game.

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