Uganda Premier League | Matchday 14 | Tuesday Results

  • Vipers 1-0 URA
  • Proline 2-1 Bright Stars
  • Busoga United 1-1 Maroons
  • Kyetume 0-3 Wakiso Giants
  • Mbarara City 2-1 Onduparaka

Striker Dan Sserunkuma scored the lone goal as Vipers Sports Club registered a slim 1-0 home win against URA FC at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday.

Sserunkuma tapped home off substitute Innocent Wafula’s low cross from the right in the 64th minute for the lone strike.

URA put several scoring opportunities to waste including Daniel Isiagi’s looping effort that bounced on the crossbar.

It was the Venoms who had the earlier advantage when Tito shot off target as early as the second minute.

Okello then laid the ball from the right for the day’s skipper Abraham Ndugwa but URA defender Patrick Mbowa headed out for a corner kick.

After 8 minutes, URA goalkeeper James Alitho saved from Allan Kayiwa inside the goal area.

In the next minute, there was a finger-tip save from Vipers’ goalkeeper Derrick Ochan off Daniel Isiagi’s dipping header.

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Siraje Ssentamu gets ahead of Saidi Kyeyune

The Venoms won another corner kick as Aziz Kayondo’s low cross was deflected by Ashraf Mandela.

Ndugwa’s short corner kick with Kayiwa and the former shoots way over the bar

On 19 minutes, goalie James Alitho pushed away Paul Willa teasing cross from the right-wing.

Three minutes to the half-hour mark break, Vipers’ roving right-back Paul Willa missed a free header off Allan Kayiwa’s cross from the left flank.

Then Vipers’ left-back Aziz Kayondo successfully shielded off Joachim Ojera.

After 30 minutes, Vipers’ skipper Abraham Ndugwa orchestrated a move, released Sserunkuma before he unleashed a weak shot well pocketed by Alitho.

On 32 minutes, midfielder Saidi Kyeyune had a weak shot towards goal.

Goal-less it went at the mandatory half time break.

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Joachim Ojera leaves Vipers’ left back Aziz Kayondo grounded

As the second half returned, URA striker Isiagi looped the ball over advancing goalie Ochan and it settled on the crossbar.

Willa had a shot from an acute angle miss target by inches on the hour mark.

Vipers called for a change after 62 minutes with Wafula replacing captain Ndugwa and defender Geoffrey Wasswa took over the treasured arm’s band.

URA called for a change of their own when winger Michael Birungi paved way for Moses Sseruyidde a minute later.

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Dan Sserunkuma dribbles the ball ahead of defender Patrick Mbowa

Wafula’s impact was immediate, laying a low ball that was tapped home by Sserunkuma for the only goal on the evening.

At this time, URA called for a change as well. Striker Cromwell Rwothomio replaced the hard-working Daniel Isiagi.

URA winger Joackiam Ojera got cautioned by FIFA referee Sabila for unsporting conduct on 68 minutes.

Vipers SC

Dan Sserunkuma Forward 64'
20Tito Okello Forward 86'

URA FC

With a quarter an hour to play, Wafula beat URA left-back Brian Majwega inside the goal area but the final ball from the winger was a disappointment.

Almost immediately, Sserunkuma set up Wafula but the latter’s shot flew wide of goal.

With 12 minutes to play, Tito Okello’s header off Aziz Kayondo’s free-kick was saved by Alitho.

URA defender Mbowa got booked on 80 minutes.

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Mbowa brings down Sserunkuma

Two minutes later, Saidi Kyeyune rolled the ball for Moses Sseruyidde who turned and shot towards goalkeeper Ochan,

Rwothomio had a headed goal disallowed for an earlier off-side call on Shafik Kagimu who had crossed the ball from the left wing.

Sseruyidde of URA was booked for protesting against the referees decision.

Vipers’ final change arrived on the stroke of full time when midfielder Ibrahim Tembo replaced Tito Okello.

Vipers held onto the lead to pick maximum points, as they remain the only unbeaten club in the league.

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Vipers XI

Team Line Ups:

Vipers XI: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Geofrey Wasswa, Siraje Ssentamu, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Allan Kayiwa, Abraham Ndugwa, Tito Okello, Dan Sserunkuma

Subs: Denis Kiggundu (G.K), Ibrahim Tembo, Farouk Musisi, Brian Nkuubi, Brian Kalumba, Ashraf Mugume, Innocent Wafula

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports URA XI

URA XI: James Alitho (G.K), Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Hudu Mulikyi, Patrick Paul Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Joackiam Ojera, Saidi Kyeyune, Daniel Isiagi, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Michael Birungi

Subs: Nafian Alionzi (G.K), Benjamin Nyakoojo, Ivan Ntege, Cromwel Rwothomio, Mikidadi Ssenyonga, Hassan Kalega, Moses Sseruyidde

John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports The match officials with team captains prior to kick off

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Ali Sabila Chelengat
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Lee Okello
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Isa Masembe
  • Fourth Official: William Oloya
  • Commissioner: Denis Batte
John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Sam Ssimbwa, URA Head coach

WE HAD A SLOW START TO THE GAME BUT QUICKLY AND GRADUALLY CAUGHT UP. WE WERE UNFORTUNATE HOWEVER, BY A COUPLE OF REFEREEING DECISIONS NOT IN OUR FAVOUR

Sam Ssimbwa, Head Coach URA FC
John Batanudde | Kawowo Sports Edward Golola, head coach of Vipers Sports Club

i thank the players for the collective display. the victory gives us morale ahead of the next game

Edward Golola, Vipers Sports Club head coach

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