Vipers SC Starting XI against Platinum Stars | 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende is a fortress that Vipers Sports Club vowed to transform into a fierce battle field where no opponent will be spared.

True to their word, Vipers put Proline to the sword with a 3-0 comfortable victory in the Uganda Premier League to make it three wins out of three at the vast and beautiful arena.

Roving midfielder Brian Nkuubi gave Miguel Da Costa and close to 1500 spectators including Uganda Cranes head coach Micho something to cheer about when he headed home Dan Birikwalira’s corner past goalie Keni Saidi in the 14th minute.

Seven minutes later, tried and tested Mike Sserumaga raced onto a well played through ball from Moses Waiswa to expertly lob over the advancing goalkeeper for the second goal.

Half time ended 2-0 in favour of the home side.

As the two sides returned from the locker-rooms, Proline never returned Emmanuel Magembe as his place was taken by Davis Kamista at the very start of the second half.

Nearly a quarter of an hour into the second stanza, Nkuubi was once again racing to the famous corner flag to celebrate again, this time with a deflected shot through a forest of legs in the crowded goal area.

Mujib Kasule, head coach at Proline then made a couple of other changes.

Kitende prodigal son Noordin Bunjo and Joshua Okiror replaced Daniel Isiagi and Ali Gift respectively.

Miguel’s three changes saw Tonny Odur, Milton Karisa and Siraje Sentamu replace Kezironi Kizito, Mike Sserumaga and Moses Waiswa respectively.

After their opening two victories at the newly renovated St Mary’s stadium against South Africa’s Platinum Stars and Kiboga Young, Vipers once again smile with the three points, having scored 11 goals.

After their opening two victories at the newly renovated St Mary’s stadium against South Africa’s Platinum Stars and Kiboga Young, Vipers once again smile with the three points, having scored 11 goals.

Vipers  now have 35 points from 21 games to close gap on the leading duo of SC Villa Jogoo (44) and KCCA (42).

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PosTeamWDLFAGD
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2734193373-40
28010191849-31
29300505
30231541
31200303
32200202
33200220
34110523
35110202
36111431
3711145-1
38101211
39030220
40101110
40101110
4210234-1
43020220
43020220
45020110
46010523
4701102-2
4801014-3
4901215-4
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50000000
50000000
50000000
50000000
50000000
5600101-1
5700202-2
5800225-3
5900304-4

KCCA was held by Soana at Kavumba to a one all draw as SC Villa Jogoo was not in action on the day.

Team Line ups:

Vipers XI: Isma Watenga (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Sekisambu, Moses Waiswa, Brian Nkuubi, Kezironi Kizito, Mike Sserumaga

Changes:

65′ Milton Karisa On, Kezironi Kizito Out

65′ Tony Odur On, Mike Sserumaga Out

75′ Siraje Sentamu On, Moses Waiswa Out

Subs Not Used: James Alitho, Brian Kakaire, Alfred Leku, Bashir Asiku

Proline XI: Keni Saidi (G.K), Denis Makoba, Simon Mbazira, Ronnie Kiseka, Savio Kabugo, Sam Kintu, Joseph Mandela, Daniel Isiagi, Emmanuel Magembe, Ali Gift

Changes:

46′ Davis Kamista On, Emmanuel Magembe Out

60′ Joshua Okiror On, Daniel Isiagi Out

70′ Noordin Bunjo On, Ali Gift Out

Subs: Godwin Bule, Mustpha Mujuzi,Fahad Bayo

Match Officials:

Referee: Ali Mashood

1st Assistant: Lee Okello

2nd Assistant: Catherine Nagadgya

4th Official: Freddie Mpiima

Match Commissioner: George Katumba

Media Officer: Kenneth Kelvin Muwanga

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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