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StarTimes UPL: Vipers SC salvage a point against leaders KCCA FC at home

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Sadat Anaku placed KCCA FC in an early lead as earlier as the 5th minute when he dribbled past Vipers SC defender Livingstone Mulondo before he took a shot past custodian Fabian Mutombora to put the visitors into the lead.

The home team pushed for an early equalizer through Milton Kalisa and lethal forward Ceasor Manzoki but both their efforts were safely guarded by the KCCA defence in the 12th minute

KCCA could have doubled their lead in the 17th minute but Vipers SC goalkeeper Fabian Mutombora was equal to the shot fired by striker Davis Kasirye.

The Venoms found the back of the net in the 26th minute after a fancy combination of passes from Ceasor Manzoki and winger Milton Kaliso when the latter calmly set the former to slot in home from 10 yards to make it 1-1.

Siraje Ssentamu picked the first booking of the match in the 37th minute when he blocked slinky forward Sadat Anaku.

Davis Kasirye’s lack of concentration in the final third denied KCCA FC a would-be lead when he failed to punish Fabian Mutombora’s failed attempt to clear a back pass from defender Mulondo.

The first half ended one-all with both sides promising a rejuvenated second half

Both teams made early substitutions with Vipers duo of Disan Galiwango and Allan Kayiwa paving the way for Karim Watambala and Aziz Kayondo while Yasser Mugerwa and Gift Ali came in for Arafat Usama and Rogers Mato for the visitors.

The visitors restored their lead in the 51st minute through substitute Yasser Mugerwa who beautifully fired Innocent Wafula’s low cross outside the 16-yard box.

Yasser Mugerwa’s moment of fame was cut short by a muscle strain and he was replaced by Charles Lwanga in the 62nd minute.

KCCA FC made two more substitutions with stretched out John Revita and Davis Kasirye paving way for Musa Ramathan and Joseph Bukenya.

The Venoms also introduced winger Ibrahim Orit for Bright Anukani to pile more pressure on the KCCA defence in pursuit of an equalizer.

The venoms tried to push for an equaliser through league MVP Bobosi Byaruhanga but both his distance shots went wide

Roberto Martinez introduced in Dan Sserunkuma for Siraje Ssentamu to add more pressure in the final third

And boom, the league MVP Bobosi Byaruhanga sent in a long range shot which hit the crossbar to bounce in and out of the goal thanks to the kin eye of the linesman who waived for a home goal to silence the away fans in the 89th minute to make it 2-2.

KCCA FC maintain first place with 23 points while Vipers SC remain second with 17 points

 

Team Lineups

Vipers SC Starting XI

Fabian Mutombora, Paul Willa, Disan Galiwango, Livingstone Mulondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Sentamu, Milton Kalisa, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Cesar Manzoki, Bright Anukani, Allan Kayiwa

Substitutes

Kiggundu, BAshir Asiku, Karim Watambala, Ibrahim Orit, Aziz Kayondo, Dan Sserunkuma, Paul Mucurezi

KCCA FC Starting XI

Derrick Ochan, Geoffrey Wasswa, John Revita, Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Ashraf Mugume, Denis Iguma, Sadat Anaku, Rogers Mato, Arafat Usama, Davis Kasirye

Substitutes

Benjamin Ochan, Hassan Jurua, Ibrahim Juma, Charles Lwanga, Gift Ali, Yasser Mugerwa, Joseph Bukenya

Ronald Yiga
Senior Staff Writer at Touchline Sports covering largely football

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