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Karisa strikes late against KCCA as Vipers go point off leaders Villa


Forward Milton Karisa scored a late winning goal for Vipers SC as they snatched a dramatic 1-0 victory over KCCA on Friday.

Karisa’s goal came in the 89th minute to help the Venoms defeat rivals KCCA FC and consequently move a point off StarTimes Uganda Premier League leaders SC Villa.

Having played two games less than Villa, Vipers are on 45 points while the Jogoos are on 46.

Before Karisa’s goal, the game was closely contested as both sides had chances to score.

Abubakar Lawal had the game’s first attempt at goal in the fourth minute when he hit the bottom post following Karisa’s cross.

On the opposite end, moment later, Rogers Mato fashioned KCCA’s first attempt when he shot at goal from a tight angle.

Just before the break, Mato came close again but his glorious attempt moved few inches off the mark.

Same like in the opening half, Vipers were the first to came close to scoring in the closing half, but Karim Ndugwa missed a sitter after a well laid Isa Mubiru’s cross.

Vipers assistant coach Ibrahim Mugisha then got sent off in the 52nd minute after a brawl had erupted for Mustafa Mujjuzi’s reckless foul on Lawal.

After that brawl, KCCA had the next goalscoring chances as Allan Okello rattled the crossbar from his attempt outside the box.

Okello came close few minutes afterwards, but this time his attempt was too weak for Fabien Mutombora.

Vipers dominated the later exchanges of the game looking for a winner, before they got it, they wasted two glorious chances.

Substitute Cromwell Rwothomoi failed to score from close range while also Martin Kizza missed the target from a rebound.

The breakthrough and winner finally came with just a minute to play after KCCA failed to deal with Vipers corner for Karisa to send his effort past several KCCA bodies and beat Benjamin Ochan.

With the game having ended 1-0 in favor of Vipers, Tshisungu Kankonde got sent off for attacking referee Ssali Mashood.

Vipers move to second place on the log with 45 points ( level with KCCA FC, who have played a game more)

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