Vipers SC 5-0 Berkeley FC
Vipers sports club continued its preparations for the remaining StarTimes Uganda Premier League engagements with a 5-0 victory over Barkeley FC in a friendly game played at St Mary’s stadium today.
The Venoms who host Maroons next Wednesday before making a short trip across town to face front runners KCCA FC in a rescheduled penultimate encounter on April 4, trail the table leaders by 4 points as we edge closer to the season final bend.
Michael Nam Ouma has meaningfully used this international break to sharpen his charges for the huge task that awaits them in their pursuit to retain the league title.
A brace from Abraham Ndugwa plus one a piece by Joseph Jjanjali, Yayo Lutimba and Brian Nkuubi did the damage as the Kenyan tactician tried out different formations trying to ascertain which suits better.
The little known visitors from Namasuba took the game to Vipers in the opening minutes forcing goalkeeper Derrick Ochan into two quick saves however, gradually the Venoms found their rhythm & started to dictate matters.
Brian Kalumba and Dan Sserunkuma fluffed two open chances which would have broken the deadlock hence the opening half ended barren without no other clear cut opportunities in a tight encounter.
Just after 15 minutes upon resumption, Vipers took the lead when Yayo Lutimba’s thunderous strike from a free kick eluded the keeper, into the net to break Berkeley’s resilience.
The second and third soon followed as Brian Nkuubi and Joseph Jjanjali punished childish errors within the visiting team defence to give Vipers a comfortable lead.
The margin would have been bigger only for Tom Masiko, Steven Mukwala and Lutimba who had their efforts put out however Abraham Ndugwa had other ideas as his solo effort fetched a fourth before he crowned off a perfect performance with a fifth towards the closing minutes to seal a convincing win for his side.