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StarTimesUPL: Vipers whitewash UPDF 7-2 to claim table summit

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The Touchline SPorts - StarTimesUPL: Vipers whitewash UPDF 7-2 to claim table summit

Vipers SC were victors on a Monday evening clash against UPDF FC where they comfortably manned the visiting side with a humbling 7-2 win in matchday 12 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The Venoms were quick to question the army side’s quality of their defence when lethal striker Cesar Manzoki opened up the score earlier in the 5th minute of the game when he headed home from a freekick.

Milton Karisa doubled the lead for the home side in the 7th minute to prove the instability in the defence of the army side.

Creative Midfielder Bright Anukani powered the Venoms to a 3rd goal in a space of 19 minutes into the game to make a statement to the army side that they were in for a long evening.

On the 30th minute mark proven striker and last season’s top scorer, Yunus Sentamu tapped in from a close range after a well-laid pass from Aziz Kayondo to make it 4 for the Venoms.

The Venoms continued to loosen the defence of UPDF when Manzoki scored the 5th goal 36 minutes into the game after a flawless delivery from Milton Karisa.

Boys day out! 18year-old and debutant Emanuel Munoobi converted from the spot to make it six for the venoms in the 41st minute before the centre referee sent the game to the break.

The army side made five changes at the start of the second stanza introducing Frank Yiga, Hood Salim, Yasin Sabir, Ambrose Kigozi, and Muhamed Kyerine to try to save the game from oblivion.

Exciting winger Yasin Sabir quickly made his mark on the game when he tussled through the Vipers defence to score a consolation goal for the army side in the 51st minute.

Midfielder Salim Hood pulled a second goal back for the army side in the 66th minute to arouse the hopes of a rather far come back into the game.

The Venoms were quick to reply with a thunder strike from league MVP Bobosi Byaruhanga who sent in a heavy shot to beat the UPDF custodian from outside the box in the 77th minute.

Vipers are now top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with 29 points from 12 games whereas UPDF is suffering a winless streak of four games and have garnered 18 points from 13 games which put them in 7th place.

 

Ronald Yiga
Senior Staff Writer at Touchline Sports covering largely football

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