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We Didn’t Play to Our Best – Viper’s Espinoza


Vipers SC manager Javier Martinez Espinoza indicates his charges did not play to their best as Vipers SC were held to a two all draw against Kirinya Jinja SS on Tuesday.

For the first time this season, the Venoms failed to pick maximum points despite leading the game twice and playing against a team with ten players in the second half.

Espinoza told the media after the game at the Mighty Arena that his team was far from convincing.

” We were not convincing in our performance. We failed to use numerical advantage when Kirinya were reduced to ten men and allowed them to get back in the game,” he said before conceding Kirinya put up a resilient display.

” I think they(Kirinya) worked their hearts out to get a point even when they were reduced to ten men. They made it hard for us until they earned a point.”

Noah Wafula opened the scores as early as the 5th minute but the home side levelled matters through youngster Joel Madondo in the 29th minute.

Dan Sserunkuma restored parity for the Venoms from the spot after goalkeeper Muhammad Didi had been sent five minutes to the break but Madondo once again drew the game on level in the 47th minute.


Asked if he feels worried ahead of the game against KCCA FC slated for Saturday given the fact that he did not win against Kirinya Jinja SS, Espinoza said he takes one game at a time.

” We focus on one game at a time. We shall go back and try to address what did not go right today and think about the next game. Every team in the league is competitive and thus we try to carry the same mentality into every game.” He said.

Vipers SC remained top of the table on 13 points in five games.

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