Maroons FC Coach Ronald Ssekweyama was left feeling frustrated after a debatable penalty contributed to Vipers win when the sides faced off in Kitende.
Aziz Kayondo was poked on the shoulder, but TV replays later revealed that the left back was already going to the ground before the contact.
Speaking at St Mary’s Stadium after the loss, Ssekweyama commented that the Referee was too harsh.
“That decision was very wrong. I think the Referee was so harsh on us. That was not a penalty.”
Ssekweyama however noted that Vipers were the better team especially in the opening minutes.
“We were tormented by the opponents prior to the penalty. We manages to improve gradually after the first half but couldn’t bury our chances.
“I think Vipers converted their chances and that was also another different on the day.”
Maroons were very cautious in the first stanza, with their first attempt on goal coming late after the 30th minute.
But with the introduction of Seif Bate for Alex Wogalo, the visitors started to attack and defend in numbers.
Ronald Orombi was close to leveling matters but his shot off Solomon Walusimbi’s pass inside the box went an inch wide.
Maroons remained compact even when Brian Nkuubi doubled the advantage for the Venoms, but the side later missed from the spot with Pius Obuya firing his penalty wide.
Maroons remain 12th on the log, with 25 points – five points above the drop zone.