Tuesday, November 5
*Vipers 1-0 Wakiso Giants
Vipers edged Steven Bengo-coached Wakiso Giants to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games in the UPL on Tuesday at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
This was the first game for Bengo – who is now a care taker – in a coaching role after replacing sacked Kefa Kisala. The former midfielder was rooted on the touchline for the whole 90 minutes as he issued out commands.
Fahad Bayo scored the only goal as the leaders won 1-0 to go to 30 points.
The powerful forward, now on eight league goals, ran behind Wakiso defence after an over-the-top pass from Bobosi Byaruhanga, to pounce home from a tight angle at the half hour mark.
The Venoms could have won by a bigger margin after dominating proceedings from onset but did not convert their chances.
Bayo had a goal at his mercy twice -his drive went over the bar from Brian Kalumba’s cross and he later failed to fire past Yasin Mugabi after Lawrence Bukenya had lost possession in his own half.
Karim Watambala was also denied twice by Mugabi.
The Purple Sharks on the other hand were slow when going forward and failed to match Vipers’ armoury in the middle of the park.
Paul Willa blocked Viane Ssekajugo’s strike, and the former Onduparaka FC striker had a goal disallowed for offside in stoppage time.
Referee William Oloya correctly disallowed Wakiso’s penalty appeal when Aziz Kayondo handled the ball in the area, but the ball had bounced off the defender’s ball which is a ball to hand.
Wakiso who remain on 13 points, will face Busoga United as Vipers take on URA FC.
Vipers – Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Karim Watambala, Allan Kayiwa, Brian Kalumba, Fahad Bayo.
Wakiso Giants – Yasin Mugabi, Ramathan Kateregga, Simon Namwanja, Swaibu Mudde, Fahad Kawooya, Hakim Ssenkumba, Lawrence Bukenya, Kirizestom Ntambi, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Viane Ssekajugo.