The Vipers SC XI in the first leg
Credit: Vipers Media

Daniel Sserunkuma scored a priceless away goal for Vipers despite a 2-1 defeat to Al Merriekh in the Caf Champions League.

The Venoms will host the second leg next week at Kitende eager to avenge defeat but how did each player perform on the evening in Khartoum.

Bashir Sekagya 5.0: He didn’t inspire confidence and save for his delaying antics on the missed penalty and that save from a free kick, his decision making was questionable.

Ibrahim Kiyemba 5.0: A torrid evening for the right back as the hosts attacked his side from start to finish. He was caught out of position on both penalties.

Livingstone Mulondo 5.0: Unfortunate to concede a penalty late on but did well to deny the Al Merriekh attacks.

Halid Lwaliwa 6.0: Returned to the starting team and did well against a side that were relentless in attack. Cleared off the line at one time.

Yayo Lutimba 6.0: He defended resolutely and when chance came, he went forward though not often.

Taddeo Lwanga 5.0: Made lots of interceptions in the middle but waned as the game went on.

Geoffrey Wasswa 6.0: Good performance on the day as he tried initiating attacks from deep when he stole possession.

Moses Waiswa 5.0: He was quiet on the day and rarely did his long range passes hit the desired target.

Abraham Ndugwa 4.0: He was into oblivion for better parts of the game and made way for Sserunkuma in the second half.

Tito Okello 5.0: Tested the Al Merriekh goalie with a long range effort to win Vipers’ first corner and looked promising whenever in possession.

Noah Wafula 4.0: Gave away a penalty in the first half and offered little in attack despite his pace.

Substitutes

Daniel Sserunkuma 6.0: Lacked service when he came on but grabbed a very important goal late on to leave the tie evenly poised.

Duncan Sseninde 4.0: It’s hard to trace his impact when he came on for Tito.

Rahmat Ssenfuka N/a:

Coach

Javier Martinez Espinoza 7.0: Tactically, he got his starting eleven right and deploying Wasswa alongside Lwanga in the middle was spot on.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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