Sunday, December 5
*Vipers 2-2 KCCA FC
Bobosi Byaruhanga’s late screamer earned Vipers a dramatic draw against league leaders KCCA FC at Kitende.
Byaruhanga’s long range drive kissed the crossbar and into the goal, and the second assistant referee was rightly convinced and signaled the referee who then pointed to the centre line.
KCCA FC players swarmed the match officials in protest but the second Assistant referee Dick Okello was spot on to award Vipers an equaliser, right at the death as the hosts fought back to salvage a point.
Byaruhanga, fresh from being crowned the 2021 Airtel FUFA Male Player of the Year, had earlier received boos from KCCA FC fans everytime he got the ball and he finally paid them back in different currency.
Caeser Manzoki had levelled matters for Vipers to cancel out Sadat Anaku’s earlier strike.
And KCCA FC were on course for their first ever win at Kitende when substitute Yasser Mugerwa scored a beauty in the second half.
All the goals on the day were beauties as the much anticipated affair lived to the billing.
Anaku handed KCCA FC a dream start when he picked a loose ball, looped over an on-rushing Livingston Mulondo before firing home with a left footed volley just from outside the box in the sixth minute.
Manzoki exchanged passes with Milton Karisa before the latter passed into the Congolese way who bundled in into the roof to level matters before halftime.
Substitute Mugerwa restored KCCA FC’s lead when he swept Innocent Wafula’s cut back into the top corner to garner wild celebrations from the visiting fans.
After Anaku’s goal, Davis Kasirye almost added his name on the scoresheet but his long range effort was kept out by Fabien Mutombora.
KCCA FC had a couple of chances and the pace of Anaku troubled Vipers defence all day.
He raced past Aziz Kayondo to go free on goal but failed to beat Mutombora when KCCA FC were 2-1 up.
Vipers will be delighted with a point in a game they committed a couple of school boy mistakes in defence.
But they remain six points behind leaders KCCA FC, who before Bobosi’s equaliser threatened to open up a nine-point gap.
Vipers remain winless at home in their last two home games after that 2-0 against URA FC as KCCA FC drop points for only the second time this season.
What Next – Vipers visit Busoga United on December 11 while KCCA FC host Police a day before at Lugogo
*Vipers SC – Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Disan Galiwango, Livingstone Mulondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Sentamu, Milton Karisa, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Caesar Manzoki, Bright Anukani, Allan Kayiwa
*Substitutes – Denis Kiggundu, Bashir Asiku, Karim Watambala, Paul Mucureezi, Aziz Kayondo, Dan Sserunkuma, Ibrahim Orit
KCCA FC – Derrick Ochan, Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Geofrey Wasswa, John Revita, Ashraf Mugume, Denis Iguma, Rogers Mato, Arafat Usama, Sadat Anaku, Davis Kasirye
Substitutes – Benjamin Ochan, Ramathan Musa, Ibrahim Juma, Yassar Mugerwa, Gift Ali Abubakar, Bukenya Joseph Kizza, Charles Lwanga
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