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StarTimes UPL: Vipers hangs on to beat KCCA at Lugogo

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Vipers  SC moved back to within a point of top spot following a their 2-1 victory over KCCA on Sunday evening at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

Two quick second half goals by Yunus Sentamu and Milton Karisa propelled Vipers into the lead before Denis Iguma netted the consolation for KCCA.

Vipers started the game the brightest and were the better side of the opening half, imposing alot of attacks on the KCCA back line but failed to break the deadlock on multiple occasions.

Ricard Basagwa had his looping header saved by Charles Lukwago in the opening seven minutes but Karim Watambala capitalized on Peter Magambo’s poor clearance moments later but his bullet shot went agonizingly off the mark.ñ

Milton Karisa also had his header sail meters wide with Lukwago well beaten midway the first half after a brilliant Bobosi Byaruhanga free kick.

The Kasasiro Boys first realistic goalscoring attempt came at the stroke of halftime when Musa Ramathan headed wide from close range following a Julius Poloto corner kick.

The game went into the break with the scores tied but the visitors had dominated proceedings in the opening half.

Just after the break, Vipers finally broke the deadlock through Yunus Sentamu who received the ball from Aziz Kayondo to a hit a rocket past Charles Lukwago and into the back of the net.

A minute after, it was 2-0 after Karisa met Kayondo’s cross to exquisitely beat Lukwago with a delightful finish to double the Venoms advantage.

With his side two goals down, KCCA head coach Morley Byekwaso made a triple substitution bringing on Moses Aliro, Samson Kigozi and Bright Anukani for Hasan Jurua, Ashraf Mugume and Gift Ali respectively.

Three minutes afterwards, KCCA pulled a goal back through Denis Iguma’s blackheel strike from close range that easily beat Fabien Mutombora.

With KCCA attacking more in the closing moments of the game, the high line of the Kasasiro Boys had to be cautious as Vipers began to threaten more themselves after the introduction of Ibrahim orit and Cesar Manzoki.

This results sees Vipers move back to just a point off top placed, URA on 49 points and will play URA next.

While KCCA remain fourth on the log with 37 points garnered in 22 games and play next fifth placed Police FC on Wednesday.

 


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