Pilsner Super 8 Tournament
Proline FC 0-1 Vipers SC
Striker Dennis Mwemezi was the hero as we edged past Proline FC in the Pilsner Super 8 encounter played at StarTimes stadium on Wednesday.
The industrious striker scored the lone goal on his debut to send the Venoms into the semifinals.
This was sweet revenge against Proline FC who dumped us out enroute to winning the Uganda Cup last season.
The game also marked the return of Edward Golola who was named the head coach ahead of the new season.
Right from onset, the Venoms looked the better side attacking relentlessly but on the other hand limiting Proline FC.
Mwemezi who has been playing with Ssese team in the ongoing Buganda Masaza tournament broke the dead lock in the 24th minute to open his account at Vipers SC.
He jumped high at the far post to head home Azizi Kayondo’s telling cross from the left wing.
He kept tormenting Proline FC defenders having several attempts at goal.
Abdu Karim Watambala (promoted from St. Mary’s Kitende) and new arrival Henry Kitegenyi from Kansai Plascon FC also had a brilliant outing on their debut.
Watambala who combined well with returnee Siraje Ssentamu in the midfield was named the man of the match walking away with a gong and 200,000/= courtesy of the tourney sponsors Pilsner Lager.
Ssentamu was replaced by Rahmat Ssenfuka at the start of the second stanza while Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Tito Okello also come off the bench to replace Watambala and Kitegenyi respectively.
We now wait the winner between Mbarara City FC and URA FC who play on Friday to determine our semifinal fixture.
Vipers XI:- Fabien Mutombora, Innocent Wafula, Azizi Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu (Rahmat Ssenfuka), Brian Nkuubi, Abdu Karim Watambala (Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye), Abraham Ndugwa, Henry Kitegenyi (Tito Okello), Dennis Mwemezi.