Defending champions Vipers stay at the top of the Uganda premier league after a 1-1 stalemate with title challengers KCCA FC at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The result was enough to preserve Martinez’s unbeaten record since taking over from Miguel Da Costa.
A classic duel that was filled with all the necessary footballing drama that mesmerised the spectators who had filled St. Mary’s stadium to capacity.
Patrick Kaddu blew away a golden opportunity to give Mutebi’s charges the lead with only the custodian Fabien Mutombora to beat in the opening stages.
Dan Sserunkuma hit the back of the net with only 10 minutes to halftime breather to give Vipers the lead with a cool tap in off a timely cross from Duncan Seninde.
The talisman was scoring his third of the campaign.
Sserunkuma’s strike was enough to give the hosts an halftime cushion though KCCA FC were the dominant side of the half.
Two minutes after the recess, Filbert Obenchan restored parity for KCCA tapping in a perfect Allan Okello free kick. The goal gave the visitors hope and started to threaten for the winner.
KCCA FC would rue the fact that they should have pulled off the park if they had made use of the 65th penalty that was awarded to them after Halid Lwaliwa fouled Allan Kyambadde inside the box.
Unfortunately, Sadam Juma blew away the glorious chance for a famous win for the visitors. Vipers custodian Fabien Mutombora went the right side to save Sadam’s poorly taken spot from 12 yards.
Vipers introduced on Brian Nkuubi, Joseph Janjali and Tom Masiko for Duncan Seninde, Abraham Ndugwa and Noah Wafula.
Mike Mutebi introduced Mawejje Muwadda and Jackson Nunda for Mustafa Kizza and Patrick Kaddu respectively.
Halid Lwaliwa, Abraham Ndugwa and Dan Sserunkuma all were cautioned on the hosts side. Sadam Juma was also booked on the visitors side.
Vipers stay top of the table with 14 points garnered from 6 games and will next travel to a rejuvenated Express on Wednesday 7th November at Wankululuku stadium.
KCCA FC next visit SC Villa at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole on Tuesday 6th November.