Vipers Sports Club staged a great performance to edge KCCA FC in a closely contested top of the table clash played at St. Mary’s stadium on Friday.
Despite going down early into the game, Vipers SC stepped up their efforts to eventually win the game 3-2 and boost their chances of winning this season’s league title.
KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi was furious about the game plan of Vipers SC going physical pointing out midfielder Taddeo Lwanga who he claimed came on a mission to hack Allan Okello.
However, Edward Golola who was in the dugout for the Venoms due to head coach Miguel Da Costa’s suspension was quick to challenge Mutebi’s comments indicating football is for men not boys.
“ I congratulate my players and the technical team for the win today. We should commitment throughout the game and tried to be effective in execution. Football is a game for men not boys.”
Golola indicated it was a game plan to frustrate KCCA FC by closing gaps to deny them playing space.
“ If you give them(KCCA FC) space to operate, they will hurt you, so we had to close down all spaces and I think that worked for us. If you give space to Okello he will be dangerous, so Lwanga was not rough but just denied him playing space.” Said Golola.
Asked if victory meant Vipers are in pole position to win the title, Golola was coy but insinuated it was a boost in their pursuit.
“ The season is still on, we have five games to play and the race is still tight but beating your rivals gives you advantage and that is exactly what we have done so far. “
Milton Karisa struck twice while Erisa Ssekisambu added the other to help the Venoms win. Muhammad Shaban scored the two goals for KCCA FC.
Vipers SC now lead the table standings on 52 points, three above SC Villa who play Mbarara City on Saturday while KCCA FC remains third on 48 points.