Milton Karisa was on target as Vipers beat Maroons. Courtesy photo
Wednesday, February 26
*Vipers 5-0 Maroons
Vipers new signing Milton Karisa put up an impressive display as Vipers put five past sorry Maroons in a league game played at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Karisa scored one, assisted Allan Kayiwa’s opening goal and Brian Nkuubi to limp off with a standing ovation at the hour mark.
Substitutes Paul Mucureezi and Abram Ndugwa were on target to put an icing on the cake.
Vipers maintain their four point lead atop as they move to 53 points from 24 league games. KCCA FC beat Police FC in the other encounter at Lugogo.
Karisa was freed by Karim Watambala down the right flank before the winger found Kayiwa at the far end who finished at close range into the roof just at the stroke of halftime.
He was hugely involved in the second goal when his header off Innocent Wafula’s cross was deflected onto Nkuubi header and into the net just five minutes into the second half.
He got on the score-sheet when he was put through by Nkuubi to chip past Emmanuel Akol in goal.
Karisa, a minute later, limped off and paved way for Mucureezi.
The former Mbarara man, made no mistake when he was picked by Aziz Kayondo, heading at near post for the team’s fourth goal.
Ndugwa also got off the bench to get the fifth. He was at the end of a weak effort by Fahad Bayo’s to slot home in a build up that involved Mucureezi.
Karisa had a chance to score in the opening minutes but curled over the bar while Bayo arrived late to miss Watambala’s cross that went begging across the goal mouth.
Kayiwa blasted over and Bayo fumbled with a keeper to beat after a good chipped freekick from Nkuubi.
Maroons, missing key players Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Bronson Nsubuga, Steven Mukwala and Derrick Ndihabwe among others, barely threatened on the day and were on receiving end right from onset.
Maroons visit Express while Vipers have a trip to face Wakiso Giants in their engagement.
Read – Vicky Ntale Leaves A1
Vipers – Fabien Mutombola, Innocent Wafula, Azizi Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Geofrey Wasswa, Siraje Ssentamu, Abdul Akim Watambala, Milton Kalisa, Allan Kayiwa, Fahad Bayo, Brian Nkuubi.
Derrick Ochan, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Abraham Ndugwa, Dan Sserunkuma, Paul Mucureezi, Paul Wila.
Maroons- Emmanuel Akol, Sylvester Okello, Edgar Bwogi, Timothy Bamulanzeki, Ramathan Shamari, Davis Mayanja, Felix Okot, Emmanuel Olinga, Solomon Walusimbi, Fred Amaku, Abraham Tusibira.
Walter Chandia, Pius Obuya, Maxwell Okello, Junior Amanya, Racmac Ashaba, Ceaser Olega, Musa Ssali.