By: David Gombe
It was yet another impressive performances from Vipers Sc as they cruised 2-0 passed Mbarara City 2-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende, thanks to a Dan Sserunkuma first half brace.
Dan Sserunkuma gave the home side an early lead in the 11th minute finishing off a sensational delivery from Erisa Sekisambu.
Sserunkuma completed his brace in the 24th minute off a Milton Karisa assist also helping his side head into halftime break leading 2-0.
Before halftime break Mbarara tactician Ibrahim Kirya introduced on Siraj Musindo for Abdul Karim Kasule.
In the resumption of the game, Jorge Da Costa’s game plan was disintegrated by a Moses Waiswa injury who was replaced by youngester Frank Tumwesigye in the 47th minute.
With his side still trailing 2-0, Kirya sent on more power introducing on veteran Owen Kasule and Fred Kalanzi for Pistis Barenge and Elieza Okorie respectively.
10 minutes to the 90, Vipers made a second change with Asharaf Bamuturaki coming on for Erisa Sekisambu, three minutes later he won his side a penalty as he was brought down by Hillary Mukundane in the forbidden area.
Dan Sserunkuma who stood up and took the responsibility, missed a chance to make a hat trick as he shoot wide his spot kick.
Moment later Mbarara City’s Siraj Musindo had golden opportunity to find a consolation only to see his attempt hit the post and he had another chance on the rebound also kissing the post.
In the closing stages of the game, Vipers number one custodian Ismail Watenga was forced off through injury and replaced by James Alitho.
By the end of the 90, Dan Sserunkuma’s first half brace was enough to secure all three points for his side. It also takes his goal tally to 9 goals in the league, 6 coming in the first round while at Express and 3 so far for Vipers.
Defeat today means that Mbarara City have spent 270 minutes without scoring in the league since the beginning of the second part of the season, that is against Police, Soana and now Vipers.
Mbarara City pair of Sam Kansiime and Hillary Mukundane were all booked for fouls committed on Milton Karisa and Dan Sserunkuma in the first half while Nicholas Wadada was also yellow carded on Vipers side for reckless play on Clinton Kamugisha in the same half.
The win sees Vipers move to the summit with 35 points accumulated in 18 games while Mbarara City sits in 10th place with 21 points.