Vipers SC suffered a 1-0 loss to rivals SC Villa to record their second defeat of the season coming after that first-round loss to KCCA FC in November.
Fabien Mutombora missed Vipers away game to Proline FC at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday which ended 4-2 in favor of the leaders and second choice goalkeeper Derrick Ochan was in-between the bars.
Vipers reported via their official website that the custodian was on a compassionate holiday in his home country Burundi and that he was doubtful to feature in today’s game.
To the surprise of many, the Burundi international was named in the starting lineup against SC Villa.
He didn’t look sharp enough as he deflected the ball into his own net during the 1-0 loss to Villa at the St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Vipers SC head coach Edward Golola was quick to defend his decision on starting Mutombora in a post match interview.
Most of the times there’s a goal keeping coach who’s responsible for selecting the goal keeper for the match day and the rest of us we are supposed to respect the decision.
We have not lost the game because of fielding Fabien (Mutombora) because he has saved us on so many occasions. There was lose marking at the moment when we conceded and I will not blame it on him.
We have lost as a team and we shall be going back on the drawing board to rectify those mistakes and am quite sure we shall win our next game.
Vipers face Mbarara City in their next game away from home on Tuesday 28th January in Bombo.