Vipers labour to overcome resilient Kiboga Young

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Abraham Ndugwa scored the lone goal as Vipers left it late against Kiboga Young to book a berth in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals.

Ndugwa’s all important goal came with only eight minutes left on the clock with the game seemingly destined for a penalty shoot out.

Through out the entire game, Vipers laboured to find an edge against the well organized Kiboga Young defence marshalled by Fred Jjuuko Kalevu and the match day skipper Kizito Zakayo.

Daniel Muzeyi Serunkuma, Diego Hamis Kiiza and second half substitute Tito Okello were all guilty for squandering Vipers’ glorious chances on the evening with only the goal at their mercy.

The visiting side coached by Felix Ssekabuuza had their rare surges through gangly Brian Mugume, the ever marauding Jamir Nvule Kisitu and their lone striker Peter Lomolo.

Halid Lwaliwa came closest to breaking the deadlock only to see his brushing header rattle the cross bar five minutes into the second period.

Peter Nam Ouma and his assistants brought on Joseph Janjali, Tito Okello and the goal hero Ndugwa who replaced Burundian right back Karim Nizigiyimana at the hour mark.

Youngster Ibrahim Tembo gave the Venoms another dimension in pursuit for the winner with a host of troubling long throw ins one of which fell to an unmarked Ndugwa from about 10 yards.

Vipers join Wakiso Giants, Nebbi Central and BUL FC as other clubs who have qualified for the quarter finals.

BUL FC defeated Bukedea Town Council 4-1 at Njeru while Nebbi Central edged Nkambi Coffee 1-0.

Vipers SC XI;
Derrick Ochan, Ibrahim Tembo, Karim Nizigiyimana (Abraham Ndugwa), Henry Katongole, Halid Lwaliwa, Aziz Kayondo, Rahmat Senfuka, Tom Masiko, Diego Hamis Kiiza (Joseph Janjali), Daniel Muzeyi Serunkuma (Tito Okello), Innocent Wafula

Kiboga Young XI;
Shatif Magoola, Dancan Semakula, Kizito Zakayo, Wilberforce Ssenyonga, Jjuuko Fred Kalevu, Jonathan Muteesa, Abbas Kateregga, Jamir Nvule Kisitu, Brian Mugume, Peter Lomolo, Martin Seruwagi (Moses Wafula Makoyani)

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