Vipers SC began their title defence with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Davis Kasirye late strike that broke the jink of new entrants Ndejje University.
Raymond Komakech’s newly promoted side showed no fear of glimpse as they forced the reigning champions to a frustrating evening.
At the stroke of the first period, Dan Sserunkuma was guilty of failing to tap Vipers into an halftime lead.
The second half was delayed as Ndejje University head coach Raymond Komakech failed to produce his license but later this was cleared for the contest to return to action.
Vipers SC tactician Martinez Espinoza introduced on crafty winger Duncan Seninde for Dickens Okwir who had a frustrating day.
In the 65th minute, the hosts unleashed the match winner Davis Kasirye for youngster Frank Tumwesigye who was of little impact on the game.
With only three minutes to normal time, Davis Kasirye failed to head in perfectly a free header. In added time, the moment that secured maximum points came with Kasirye calmly breaking Ndejje’s resilience sending the Kitende faithful into a frenzy.
Ndejje University made the following changes with Kilama Dickens replacing injured Ntege Anwar, Katongole Paul for Sam Matovu and Wasswa Emmanuel for Muyanja Isaac.
Ndejje trio of Isa Mubiru, Bernard Katetemera and Mwima Abdallah were all cautioned.
Vipers SC will next travel to prisons side Maroons FC on Tuesday while Ndejje University host Mbarara City in Luwero on the same day.