Thursday, December 7
•Gaddafi 2-1 UPDF
•Vipers 2-1 Kitara
Kitara suffered a late heartbreak as Dudu Ramathan’s late equalizer was disallowed for offside, leading to a 2-1 defeat against Vipers in a gripping match at Kitende under the floodlights.
Dudu headed in from a well-delivered free kick in added time, but the linesman flagged it for offside!
Video replays indicate that Dudu was potentially onside, although the TV angles cannot be 100% conclusive.
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It was a cruel ending for Kitara who initially took the lead through Jude Ssemugabi.
However, Vipers, fueled by Bright Anukani’s brace—scoring in both halves—secured three crucial points.
Ssemugabi capitalized on Denis Omedi’s assist, netting into an empty goal, propelling Kitara ahead after the 12th minute.
This followed just after Yunus Sentamu, with a keeper-to-beat opportunity, missed a golden chance to score at the opposite end.
Kitara nearly doubled their lead five minutes later when Jasper Aheebwa’s cross hit the woodwork.
Vipers’ equalizer came from Anukani’s penalty after Donato Okello fouled Sentamu in the box.
Anukani then secured Vipers’ second goal early in the second half, receiving from Allan Okello and beating Goalkeeper Crispus Kusiima.
In added time, Kitara’s hopes were dashed when Dudu’s header was disallowed for offside, much to their disappointment.
Vipers move second with 23 points, just two adrift of leaders BUL and four above Kitara in fourth.
What next – Vipers will visit Maroons on December 13 at Luzira while Kitara will host Express on December 12 in Masindi.
Vipers – Jack Komakech, Livingston Mulondo, Rogers Torach, Richard Matovu, Karim Watambala, Siraje Sentamu, Bright Anukani, Milton Karisa, Yunus Sentamu, Lumala Abdu, Eric Kambala
Kitara – Crispus Kusiima, Maxwell Owachgiu, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Dudu Ramathan, Jasper Aheebwa, Jude Ssemugabi, Brian Aheebwa, Solomon Okwalinga, Paddy Muhumuza, Donato Okello, Denis Omedi