Vipers players celebrate Mzee Dan Sserunkuma’s strike against URA. Vipers media photo
Tuesday, November 12
*Mbarara City 2-1 Onduparaka
*Busoga United 1-1 Maroons
*Kyetume 0-3 Wakiso Giants
*Proline 2-1 Bright Stars
*Vipers 1-0 URA
Leaders Vipers SC beat their bogey visitors URA 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
URA had won their last two visits at Kitende, winning 2-1 on both occasions.
Dan Mzee Sserunkuma tapped home at point blank range off substitute Innocent Wafula’s low cross in the 64th minute.
Cromwell Rwothomio had a goal for URA ruled out for offside while Daniel Isiagi saw his loop hit the crossbar.
The victory is the 10th for the Venoms and sends the club to 33 points as URA remain on 14 after suffering their third loss.
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URA played with confidence and dominated proceedings but failed a killer touch – Daniel Isiagi’s header was finger-tipped by Derrick Ochan and the striker also had his loop in the second half rattle the woodwork.
Saidi Kyeyune was given space outside the box but his long range went off target.
Rwothomio thought he had levelled it for Sam.Ssimbwa’s charges but linesman Okello Lee had flagged assist provider Shafic Kagimu for offside.
URA were lucky to finish the game with all 11 players after Joackim Ojera slapped Rahmat Ssenfuka after the latter had made a rough tackle on the tricky winger.
The Venoms were good value for money; James Alitho denied Allan Kayiwa’s volley. the shot stopper also easily kept out Sserunkuma’s effort before denying Geoffrey Wasswa from freekick.
Viper face defending champions KCCA on Saturday at Lugogo while URA who lost their first game in last seven, host Busoga United
Vipers XI – Derrick Ochan, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Geoffrey Wasswa, Siraje Ssentamu, Dan Sserunkuma, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Allan Kayiwa, Abraham Ndugwa, Tito Okello
URA XI – James Alitho, Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Hudu Mulikyi, Patrick Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Joachim Ojera, Said Kyeyune, Daniel Isiagi, Shafik Kagimu, Michael Birungi