Tuesday, February 18
*Vipers 0-0 KCCA
Vipers maintained their five-point advantage atop the log following a dour draw with bitter rivals KCCA FC.
Both sides spurned chances in either half of a closely contested game at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The Venoms had a penalty appeal waved by referee Ali Sabila when Peter Magambo appeared to have tripped debutant Milton Karisa in the box at the stroke of halftime.
Substitute Allan Kayiwa who replaced injured Tito Okello in the opening minutes, created Vipers best chances including a low assist to Rahmat Ssenfuka after he beat Moses Aliro but the effort was blocked by Magambo.
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Fabien Mutombora kept the score level, with outstanding saves to deny Erisa Ssekisambu while Charles Lukwago also denied two Geoffrey Wasswa freekicks.
Fahad Bayo had a quiet day, with his best chance coming in form of a header that went wide off a Wasswa delivery.
KCCA FC will feel that it’s two points lost after failing to put the ball in the back of the net despite creating the best chances.
Ssekisambu shot wide when he received from. a tight angle, Muzamir Mutyaba was denied, Saddam Juma curled an inch wide while Mike Mutyaba and Gift Ali shot direct at Fabien.
What Next For Both sides?
Vipers visit URA FC on Friday at Bombo while KCCA FC will be at home to Express FC at Lugogo on Saturday.
Vipers SC XI – Fabien Mutombora, Geoffrey Wasswa, Innocent Wafula, Bashir Asiku, Tito Okello, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Fahad Bayo, Milton Karisa
Substitutes – Ochan Derrick, Paul Willa, Allan Kayiwa, Brian Nkuubi, Karim Watambala, Dan Sserunkuma, Paul Mucureezi.
KCCA FC XI – Charles Lukwago, Musa Ramathan, Filbert Obenchan, Peter Magambo, Gift Ali, Keziron Kizito, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Mustafa Kizza, Moses Aliro, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba.
Substitutes – Ali Mwerusi, Eric Ssenjobe, Juma Sadam, Herbert Achai, Steven Sserwadda, Simon Sserunkuma, John Odumegwu.