SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Express FC 1-1 Vipers SC
Second half substitute Tito Okello scored a late equaliser to preserve Vipers’ unbeaten run at Wankulukuku.
Okello’s 83rd minute strike cancelled out Tony Odur’s 28th minute penalty goal to ensure the Venoms stretch their unbeaten streak to 24 league games.
Odur calmly put the home side in the lead from 12 yards following a Fred Okot foul on Ibrahim Kayiwa inside the box.
Odur had squandered a one on one chance with Fabien Mutombora following a defensive mishap in the 16th minute.
Vipers won a penalty 6 minutes after Odur’s goal when Isaac Mutanga handled the ball in the forbidden area but Dan Muzeyi Serunkuma failed to convert it as his weak effort missed target by inches.
Javier Martinez made a quick substitute in the second half withdrawing an ineffective Moses Waiswa for Abraham Ndugwa.
At the hour mark, Tito Okello also came on for Serunkuma with a motive of finding a leveller. Duncan Seninde later replaced Tom Masiko.
Kefa Kisala got a huge blow when Mutanga limped off following a harsh challenge from Okello.
Before Shafik Nana Kakeeto could replace him, Vipers found the elusive goal they had been looking for.
An unmarked Okello was on the receiving end of a lose ball from Tadeo Lwanga to tap home from close range past Mathias Muwanga.
Express could have found the winner with 2 minutes to normal time when Eric Kambale exquisitely fed Odur who had a chance to score but opted to pass to Kayiwa but could not reach the ball.
Mubarak Nsubuga and Davis Mayanja were the other substitutions made by Kisala on the evening. The duo replaced Kayiwa and Badiru Nsubuga respectively.
Kambale and Odur were the only players booked by referee Ronald Kirangwa. Odur will miss Express’ next match against Bright Stars at Mwererwe next Tuesday.
Vipers will hope to bounce back to the winning ways when they host league newbies Paidha Black Angels on Wednesday 21st November.
The defending champions are now second on the table with 15 points same as leaders KCCA. Express is now 6th with 12 points.
Muwanga (GK), Galiwango, Ntambi (C), Mutanga, Kiggundu, Mbidde, Nsubuga, Kambale, Birungi, Odur, Kayiwa
Mutombora (GK), Okot, Kiyemba, Lutimba, Wasswa, Lwanga (C), Waiswa, Masiko, Wafula, Serunkuma, Nkuubi