Friday, September 15
SC Vipers 1-0 BUL FC
2014/2015 league champions Sports Club Vipers managed to pick a slight victory against visitors BUL FC in a well-attended match at St. Mary’s Kitende stadium in Kitende.
Vipers’s young starlet Milton Karisa, a former BUL FC player scored the lone goal from Yayo Lutimba’s corner as the Kitende based club took maximum points.
Vipers came into this encounter at the back of goalless draw against 10 man Bright Stars a victory is all Da Costa wanted.
The victory leaves Vipers with 4 points and the Kefa Kisala’s charges remain with one point from from the two games.
Milton Karisa taunting his former employees
Tony Odur could have opened the scoresheet earlier on but the former Express FC striker failed to meet Milton Kariisa’s cross following a beautiful one two with Captain Nicholas Wadada.
Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye fired wide and Milton Karisa challenged off BUL pair of Abdul Mayanja znd Yusuv Mukisa but his shot went over the bar.
Finally, SC Vipers broke the deadlock with Milton Kariisa heading home Yayo Lutimba’s beautiful delivery from a corner in the 41st minute.
The young starlet could have doubled Vipers’ lead without a moment delayed when he cut inside past Yusuf Mukisa but with an open goal, he decided to pass before the chance was wasted.
In the second half, Karisa was at the centre of action again when he recieved an assist from Tony Odur inside the box but his shot looked to have been blocked by Umar Mukobe’s hand before it was deflected into the corner.
The assistant referee pointed at the spot but Referee Joseph Ochom gave a corner amidst protest from both sets of players.
BUL FC coach Kefa Kisala: “We played against one of the title contenders but it’s just that we lost concentration and conceded towards the end of halftime. We played some good football; it’s just unfortunate that we did not use our chances.”
Vipers SC Coach Miguel Da Costa: “Good game for two teams that are fighting for three points but we managed to win and we are here to win as many games as we can.”
What next for both sides
Next for SC Vipers is a home mouthwatering clash with SC Villa on Saturday, October 23.
BUL FC will also return to action next Saturday in a Jinja derby against Kirinya Jinja SS at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.
Nelson Ssenkatuka opened his scoresheet with an equalizer as Bright Stars trip at Kavumba recreation ground to play Soana SC yielded a point.
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Vipers Starting XI: Isma Watenga, Nico Wadada, Yayo Lutimba, Geoffrey Wasswa, Deus Bukenya, Taddeo Lwanga, Brian Nkuubi (Steven Mukwala), Tom Masiko, Frank Tumwesigye (Hasan Kalega 55’), Tonny Odur (Pius Wangi 72’), Milton Karisa.
Unused Subs: James Alitho, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki, Erias Ssekisambu, Pius Wangi.
Coach: Miguel Da Costa
Hannington Ssebalwunyo, Umaru Mukobe, Hassan Musana, Yusuf Mukisa, Musa Walangalira, Abdul Mayanja, Martin Kivumbi (Richard Wandyaka 76’), Yunus Sibira, Patrick Asiku, Daniel Shabene (Lawrence Ndunga 50’), Mike Ndera (Hakim Magombe 76’).
Unused Subs: Fred Agandu, Willis Otong, James Otim
Coach: Kefa Kisala
Officials: Referee: Joseph Ochom
Assistants: Hakim Mulindwa and Moses Kamba
4th Official: Robert Donney
Commissioner: Nelson Mubanda.