Football

Super Eight: Vipers Edge Proline To Storm Semis

Wednesday, July 31
Proline FC 0-1Vipers SC

Vipers beat Proline 1-0 in the first fame of the 2019 FUFA Pilsner Super eight in a closely contested affair played at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.

Dennis Mwemezi’s first half goal was the difference to see the venoms advance to the semi-finals.

The victory can be seen as revenge for Vipers who were knocked out by Proline FC in last season’s Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Vipers team in celebration

The visitors meant business from the start, as they tried to get the best out of Proline’s shot stopper Hassan Matovu.

Vipers’ Abram Ndugwa missed a one on one with Matovu, with his shot going far wide in the 19th minute.

Mwemezi connected a high ball from Aziz Kayondo, with keeper Matovu fluffing at his near post for the Venoms to take a 24th minute lead.

The hosts tried to fight back, but failed to convert chances – The team’s best chance fell to Striker Ivan bogere but fired blanks with Fabien Mutombora to beat.

Vipers becomes the first team to advance for the semi-finals in the second edition of the tournament.

Still to come:
August 2: Mbarara City Vs URA FC
August 4: Onduparaka Vs Tooro United
August 6: Wakiso Giants Vs KCCA FC

Teams Used

Proline starting XI:
Matovu Hassan, Begesa James, Ssekamwa Sula, Ssenyonjo Arnold, Bernard Muwanga, Mukisa Yusuf, Ibrahim Wamannah, Noordin Bunjo(C), Ibrahim Bonyo, kiwanuka Hakim.

Vipers starting XI
Fabien Mutombora, Innocent Wafula, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa (C), Siraje Ssentamu, Brian Nkuubi, Karim Watambal, Abram Ndugwa, Henry Kitegenyi, Dennis Mwemezi.

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