Uganda Premier League

Review: Vipers settle for a point away at Maroons


After a loss at KCCA FC, Vipers Sports Club needed recovery, back to winning ways against Maroons FC to windup the first round on a high.

But the hopes of all three points died as they were forced to come from a goal down for an equaliser.

Without Steven Mukwala the leading goal scorer so far, Fred Amaku scored the home side’s first goal in the 2nd minute of the first half’s added time.

Amaku capitalised the clumsy defending by the visitors defenders who failed to clear the ball from the danger zone before the Maroons forward could find the back of the net.

In the second half Vipers returned a more organised and determined side as falling to Maroons would have changed history – Maroons were about to defeat Vipets for the very first time.

And it wasn’t so before Vipers’ leading marksman Fahad Bayo could score from the penalty sport to cancel out Amaku’ s goal after Timothy Bamulanzeeki had handled the ball in the penalty area.

In the 70th minute Hannington Ssebwalunyo was tested when substitute Brian Nkuubi shot from just outside the box area, but the former BUL FC shot stopper.

Maroons also had their penalty claim denied after their forward walusimbi solomon was fouled in the box and the And the referee felt there wasn’t any serious infringement on the Laws of the game.

It was a day to forget for the visitors as they were glad to finish with a point and ended their first round with 34 points in 15 games.

Maroons make it 20 points in 15 games played so far

In the other game, Police FC and Proline FC were also tied at a 1-all draw.

Henry Peter Mutebi

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