Football

Vipers narrow gap on KCCA with slim win over Tooro United

David GOMBE

Ceasar Manzoki’s second half goal inspired Vipers SC to a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Tooro United on Saturday at the St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

Tooro United did not travel with their head coach Edward Golola and all his assistants did not have permits to be on the bench.

Second goalkeeper Simon Mabuuya acted as the team coach.

Manzoki struck for the Venoms in the 71st minute to break a well organized Tooro United side.

This was the Congolese sixth goal of the current campaign and has now scored in three consecutive games (KCCA FC, Busoga United and now Tooro United).

The main reason for Vipers scoring just once was custodian Lukyamuzi, with the Tooro United goalkeeper pulling off a string of fine stops in the first half, before he was beaten by Manzoki in the second half.

Vipers dominated proceedings and could have scored more on the day.

Denis Ojera and Marvin Oshaba had Tooro’s best chances of scoring but couldn’t fire past Fabien Mutombora.

Vipers SC stay second with 23 points and four points adrift of leaders KCCA FC while Tooro United are bottom with just four points.

The Venoms will next travel to Soltilo Bright Stars on Tuesday next week while Tooro United will welcome Police FC on the same day.

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