Fufa Juniors League
Vipers JT 5-1 Paidah Black Angels JT
Vipers consolidated their second place on the Fufa Juniors League table with a 5-1 win over Paidha Junior team on today evening at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Venoms were coming off a 3-2 defeat to the hands KCCA that saw them slip up in their pursuit to retain the title. However the Venoms’ chances of playing in the finals are slim and entirely dependant of the latter.
Ronald Ssali’s charges dictated play from the start and found the back of the net as early as the 8th minute when Kawooya Andrew’s attempt was cleared into a corner kick kick that Aziz Kayondo swung for Gavin Kizito to head and put Vipers in the lead.
Alex Kizito missed to double the score when his rebound was held well by Paidha custodian Francis Opio.
Muhammed Nsereko’s effort was curled over the post by Ivan Asaba even after the keeper had left the goal line.
With continuous raids from the left wing by roving wing back Kayondo, Omirambe Stephen and Munendit Charles were exposed in the back line but were saved by their keeper Opio who made numerous clearances.
Paidha’s chance was through a free kick in the 26th minute which Junior Ofoyuru directed it in the side net.
The visitors were punished four minutes later when Nsereko volleyed in Sula Mpanga’s attempt to make it 2-0. Nsereko made it 3-0 with a powerful strike off Alex Kizito’s assist.
Omirambe tried to skipper his side for at least a goal but Vipers kept their defence in check and shape ending the opening half with a clean sheet.
Mpanga’s weak shot was dealt with by Opio Francis moments after the resumption of the second stanza before Kayondo fired the ball off target.
Things turned bad for Paidha who were reduced to ten men when Dick Okwairwoth was shown matching orders after a second bookable offence on Alex Kizito.
With Vipers becoming wasteful in the goal mouth, the visitors made a counter attack which resulted into a penalty after Vipers’ defender Derrick Kato brought down the opponent.
James Jarieko made it 3-1 from the spot to give the West Nile side a consolation.
Vipers’ Fahad Jumbe cancelled Paidha’s goal with a clean volley to send fans into frenzy.
Despite having missed a couple of goal scoring chances, Asaba finally got on the score sheet to make it 5 -1 and maintain Vipers unbeaten home run.