Pre season build up:
- Entebbe Select 0-5 Vipers
Vipers Sports Club whipped Entebbe Select 5-0 during a pre season match played at the dusty Kiwafu play ground before a capacity crowd.
New signing Steven Mukwala officially opened his goal account with a brace.
Mike Sserumaga set up Steven Mukwala for a simple header in the 20th minute.
The visitors were 2 goals up 15 minutes later when exciting left footer winger Duncan Sseninde tapped home the second off Sserumaga’s curling corner from the left.
Moments after the start of the second half, Mukwala beat the goalkeeper with a loop for the third goal, his second individual strike on the day – thanks to Sseninde’s well laid ball.
In fact, Mukwala would have easily scored a hat –trick in the first half but missed with a free header off Sseninde’s curling corner before another shot got saved by the goalkeeper.
Vipers’ other goals came off second half substitutes Mujahid Baden and Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wanji.
Former Aspire Soccer Academy and Lweza midfielder Yoweri Kisakye, Simon Namwanja (formerly at KCCA and Proline), Isma Kabugu (Nairobi City Stars, Entebbe F.C), Onesmas Andama (Masavu), are some of the players who featured for Entebbe Select.
Steven Mwanje, a football trained coach and tour operator working with Way to Africa was head coach for the Entebbe Select side.
The build up came days after Vipers and Police played to a 2 all draw at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Vipers has previously visited Kasenyi, winning 2-0 in a build up played there at the Wagagai play ground.
They also played a warm up game in Kasese, winning 3-1 against a Hima Select side.
The club’s other matches in the off season involved a 2-0 victory over Natete Select.
Vipers Sports Club president Lawrence Mulindwa lauded all the efforts that Entebbe clubs have contributed to the development of football in the country.
People of Entebbe we acknowledge your enormous contribution to the development of football where your players are part of the many under age and national teams in Uganda.
Mulindwa, who also donated a set of jersey and 5 balls to the domestic side, also appealed to residents in Entebbe to support the club.
“Come and rally behind Vipers Sports Club. A team grows by the wide network of passionate fans. Even clubs as Liverpool, Manchester all grow because of the localities of their teams. In the same vein, come and support Vipers,” Mulindwa appealed.
Entebbe Division B chairman Stanley Namayirira, Kiwafu LC1 chairperson Mulongo Harriet Babirye also graced the well attended match.
Vipers open up the new season with away duel against Bright Stars in Mwererwe on 12th September 2017.
Vipers XI: James Alitho (G.K), Shafiq Bakaki, Dan Birikwalira, Deus Bukenya, Hassan Kalega, Brian Nkuubi (Pius Wangi),Mujahid Baden, Mike Sserumaga, Duncan Sseninde, Steven Mukwala (Aziz Kemba)
Entebbe Select XI: Philly Lutaaya, Okello, Baker, Gospel Mageni, Yoweri Kisakye, Isma Kabugu, Onesmas Andama, Abdul Hussein