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Vipers’ striker Dan Sserunkumais checked by URA defender Patrick Mbowa. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Vipers Sports Club missed the opportunity to get within reach of the Uganda Premier League leaders, KCCA, following a one-all draw with URA in Friday’s games at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

URA took the lead seven minutes to the half time break with Shafik Kagimu’s opener.

Last season’s top scorer, Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma poked home the equalizer in between the legs of goalkeeper James Alitho to make amends at the stroke of half time.

The second stanza of poorly attended game did not reap any goal dividends.

Vipers’ Ibrahim Kiyemba and Rahmat Ssenfuka got cautioned by Referee Ali Kaddu whilst Joackim Ojera and Patrick Mbowa were the booked parties for the home side.

URA midfielder Saidi Kyeyune (left) gets closer to Brian Nkuubi. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Moments before kick-off, Sserunkuma picked his top scorers’ boot and a cash reward of Shs 1M.

Vipers’ midfielder Moses Waiswa was named the man of the match.

Vipers is now on 30 points, six shy of KCCA. The Venoms play Mbarara City on Sunday in their last first round game at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Vipers’ Moses Waiswa was named Pilsner man of the match. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

URA picked their 10th draw of the season as they completed the first round in 6th position with 22 points.

Team Line Ups:

URA XI: James Alitho (G.K), Ronald Kigongo, Yesseri Waibi, Hudu Mulikyi, Patrick Mbowa, Siraje Sentamu, Ronald Musana, Saidi Kyeyune, Shafiq Kagimu, Robert Omonuk (60′ Robert Mukoghotya), Mathew Tayo Odongo (65′ Joackim Ojera)

Subs Not Used: Nafian Alionzi (G.K), Benjamin Nyakoojo, Abudallar Nyanzi, Moses Sseruyidde, Allan Mugalu

Vipers XI: Fabien Mutombora (G.K), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Yayo Lutimba Kato, Geofrey Wasswa, Livingstone Mulondo, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Tadeo Lwanga (Captain – 59′ Brian Nkuubi), Innocent Wafula (80′ Duncan Sseninde, ), Moses Waiswa, Tito Okello (70′ Abraham Ndugwa), Dan Sserunkuma

Subs Not Used: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Henry Katongole, Joseph Jjanjali, Ibrahim Tembo

Match Officials

  • Center Referee: Ali Kaddu
  • Assistant Referee 1: Marex Nkumbi
  • Assistant Referee 2: Catherine Naggadya
  • Fourth Officer: Joseph Ochom
  • Assessor: Yusuf Awuye

Top Scorers:

  • Bashir Mutanda (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 10 Goals
  • Joel Madondo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 9 Goals
  • Juma Balinya (Police) – 9 Goals
  • Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma (Vipers) – 8 Goals
  • Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA) – 7 Goals
  • Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars) – 6 Goals
  • Rashid Agau (Maroons) – 6 Goals
  • Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United) – 6 Goals
  • Deogratius Ojok (BUL) – 5 Goals

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

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