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Mucureezi, Sserunkuma Inspire Vipers’ Labored Victory

• Vipers SC 2-1 Kitara

Second half substitutes, Paul Mucureezi and Dan Sserunkuma were both on target as Vipers Sports Club rallied to edge Kitara 2-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Wednesday.

Talisman Brian Mayanja had put the Uganda Premier League debutants in the lead though his goal later turned into a mere consolation.

The Venoms didn’t have much to show in the opening 45 minutes, only having a few attempts from Disan Galiwango, Shaban Muhammad and Yiga Najib as Kyetume sat behind and played on the break.

In the second half, Vipers’ tactician Fred Kajoba brought on dreadlocked forward Sserunkuma, Mucureezi, and midfielder Bobos Byaruhanga for Yiga Najib, Jamil Kaliisa and injured Siraje Sentamu respectively.

Ten minutes into the restart, Mayanja put Kitara in the driving seat when he combined well with Peter Lomoro to slot home past Burundian goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora.

As Vipers’ pressure mounted, another substitute in Dennis Mwemezi who had replaced Ibrahim Orit, laid a swift cross into the box that met Mucureezi in the area for the former Mbarara City forward to head over Kitara’s custodian for an equalizer after 82 minutes.

In the 84th minute, Sserunkuma won it late for the Vemoms when he tapped home a Shaban Muhammad assist.

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The first win of the season for Vipers SC took them on four points from two games, placed in the 7th position and will next visit Busoga United on Sunday.

Kitara who are now in the 15th position with one point and will play against Onduparaka at Kavumba Recreation Center in their next league game.

Other results

• Kyetume 1-0 UPDF FC
• Mbarara City 1-1 Express

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