Vipers lift the Super 8 cup
  • Super 8 Final: Vipers 2-0 KCCA

Fahad Bayo netted a brace on his debut as Vipers Sports Club beat KCCA Football Club, 2-0, in the FUFA Super Eight final on Sunday.

The Venoms dominated the match played at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku and took a deserved lead after just ten minutes.

Bayo who joined the side from Buildcon headed home Abram Ndugwa’s well-weighted freekick moment’s after his earlier attempt had been parried away for a corner by Jamil Malyamungu who was in KCCA’s goal.

KCCA struggled to string together passes in midfield as Siraje Sentamu never let Allan Okello, Mike and Muzamir Mutyaba find any rhythm while the Erisa Ssekisambu who was isolated upfront never troubled Halid Lwaliwa, Bashir Asiku and company.

Mustafa Kizza’s goal-bound effort from a free-kick that was cleared by Asiku, Okello’s wild effort that went over and wide of goal and Ssekisambu’s disallowed goal (for offside) at the stroke of halftime sum up the Kasasiro’s first half.

At the start of the second half, KCCA coach Mike Mutebi withdrew Ssekisambu for Sadat Anaku. The youngster could have earned a penalty for KCCA but their appeal after he was shoved by Asiku was waved.

Fifteen minutes into the half, Edward Golola made a double change introducing Allan Kayiwa and Brian Nkuubi for Dan Sserunkuma and the creator of the first goal Abraham Ndugwa.

Five minutes later, the striker who troubled John Revita with his size got his second that all but sealed the win. Rahmat Senfuka, who had replaced Frank Tumwesigye towards the end of the first half, found overlapping right-back Paul Willa who whipped a ground cross that Bayo tapped in.

Mutebi reacted by withdrawing Nicholas Kasozi and Mike Mutyaba for Gift and Jackson Nunda and later Simon Sserunkuma for Herbert Achai. Nunda had a cross and a weak shot that were easily dealt with by goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora who was barely troubled on the afternoon.

With ten minutes to play, Revita recieved his first booking for a foul on Bayo and was given marching orders at the stroke of fulltime following a second yellow card for a foul on Tito Okello.

Team Lineups

Vipers starting XI against KCCA in the Super 8 final

Vipers SC: Fabien Mutombora (GK), Paul Willa, Bashir Asiku, Siraje Ssentamu, Halid Lwaliwa (C), Farouk Musisi, Abraham Ndugwa (Brian Nkuubi), Frank Tumwesige (Rahmat Senfuka), Innocent Wafula (Tito Okello), Dan Sserunkuma (Allan Kayiwa), Fahad Bayo (Denis Mwemezi)

KCCA FC’s starting XI against Vipers in the Super 8 final

KCCA FC: Jamil Malyamungu (GK), Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Mustafa Kizza (C), Nicholas Kasozi (Gift Ali), Muzamiru Mutyaba, Erisa Ssekisambu (Sadat Anaku), Allan Okello, Simon Sserunkuma (Herbert Achai), Mike Mutyaba (Jackson Nunda)

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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