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StarTimes UPL: Mutombora sent off for clash with teammate as Vipers thump Busoga United

Fabien Mutombora

Vipers SC goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora sent off for punching his teammate after full-time as his side, Vipers SC thumped Busoga United 4-0 in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday.

The Burundi international punched Hippos defender Aziz Kayondo on the head at full time, an act that earned him a straight send off for violent conduct.

The Venoms grabbed their fourth consecutive win over Busoga United this season with two goals from Yunus Ssentamu and one each from Milton Karisa and Aziz Kayondo.

The Venoms dominated proceedings from the start as they were eager to keep up momentum atop of the league log as they went close to breaking the deadlock in the 13th minute but Paul Willa’s effort rattled the upright.

A few moments later, Kayondo put the hosts ahead with a well-taken effort to beat Busoga United’s goalie Rogers Omedwa.

Omedwa was called into action two minutes afterwards when he denied Sentamu from doubling the Venoms advantage before Congolese Cesar Manzoki also saw his effort rattle the crossbar from close range.

The game went into the break with the hosts holding a comfortable 1-0 advantage over the visitors.

At the start of the second half, Vipers finally doubled their advantage through Ssentamu who made no mistake after being teed up by Abdulkarim Watambala. 

Ssentamu was denied his brace moments later by the Busoga United defender who made a late ditch goal-line clearance after Omedwa was already beaten.

But in the 65th minute, Ssentamu completed his brace from the spot after Shafik Kakeeto handled the ball in his own penalty area.

Busoga United’s best goalscoring chance came in the 80th minute but Paul Ssekulima’s effort was too weak to beat goalie Mutombora.

Milton Karisa, who came on for Ssentamu got his name on the scoresheet late on in the game following a wonderful Disan Galiwango assist.

After the final whistle, controversy ensued as goalie Fabien Mutombora got sent off following an altercation with his teammate Aziz Kayondo. Mutombora rushed from his area and punched Kayondo on the head, an act that was not greeted with a warm welcome by the referee.

The two had been exchanging insults in the second half.

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