By: David Gombe
It required goals from Milton Karisa, Erisa Sekisambu and Dan Sserunkuma that guided Vipers to a 3-1 win over Police in the Stanbic Uganda cup round of 32 encounter.
The visitors Police were given an early lead in the first minute of play as Norman Ogik found the back of the net lopping Vipers custodian James Alitho who was off his line, giving the home side an early scarce.
6 minutes later Milton Karisa levelled for the home side with a superb header off a quality cross from overlapping left back Yayo Lutimba.
In the 8th minute central midfielder Taddeo Lwanga was forced off through injury and replaced by Deus Bukenya.
Erisa Sekisambu found the second for the home side in the 24th minute finishing calmly a sensational assist from midfielder maestro Moses Waiswa.
14 minutes to halftime Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru was sent to the stands by center referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga for misbehaving on the touchline.
Enter the second half, Police assistant coach David Ayala Luyinda introduced on Ben Ocen for Ruben Kimera.
Dan Sserunkuma made it 3-1 for Vipers Sc when he struck brilliantly a great delivery from Erisa Sekisambu.
Erisa Sekisambu had a great chance to find the fourth for Vipers and his second of the day as he was released by Milton Karisa but was denied by goalkeeper Davis Mutebi.
Police also had numerous chances to score more with Ben Ocen, Norman Ogik and Shakur Makera all guilty for missing various opportunities.
Vipers also introduced on Clovis Mbayi and Steven Mukwala for Dan Sserunkuma and Erisa Ssekisambu respectively as Police replaced Shakur Makera and Albert Mugisha with Basan Saafi and Samuel Kayongo.
Milton Karisa and Tom Masiko were both yellow carded on the hosts’ sides for reckless play while Samuel Kayongo was booked on the cops’ side for fouling Moses Waiswa.
By the end of the 90, Police were unable to provide answers as Vipers cruised to the last 16 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.