VIPERS 1-0 POLICE: Sserunkuma strike humbles resilient Cops

DANITO NSUBUGA

Daniel Mzee Serunkuma has developed a knack of coming off the bench to save Vipers SC. He now takes his golden boot defense tally to 5 goals, only two behind Joel Madondo.

He did it in Khartoum against El Merriekh and again last evening, he was the man to bail out Vipers who were held in custody by the cops.

The match winner came with only 13 minutes left to play on the normal regulation time, he had just replaced Duncan Seninde.

Vipers SC were presented with a host of opportunities to take the lead in the first period but Davis Kasirye couldn’t convert any.

The lanky striker was no wonder the man to be substituted by Martinez, who introduced on the pacy Joseph Janjali in the 50th minute. At the same moment, Tito Okello was introduced on for the ineffective Tom Masiko.

5 minutes later, Abdallah Mubiru also brought on Johnson Odongo for Pius Kaggwa.

Clouds of hope started to signal to the good times, as Joseph Janjali finally shook the net for his effort only to be ruled out for offside in the 62nd minute.

Police made another offensive change, with the introduction of Norman Ogik for Ronald Nyanzi.

It was however Vipers who made the more meaningful substitution with the introduction of Mzee Serunkuuma who made the difference with barely his first touch.

Vipers ascend to second on 21 points, 3 behind KCCA but with a game to spare, the Kitende boys remain among the only 3 teams yet to taste defeat this term, alongside KCCA and URA FC.

They will turn their attention to the continent where they meet Algeria’s CS Constantine on Friday.

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