STARTIMES UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Vipers SC 2-2 KCCA FC
Airtel-Fufa Player of the year 2021 Bobosi Byaruhanga capped his good weekend with an electric strike to help us rescue a point in the 2-2 draw with KCCA FC on Sunday.
A day after beating teammate Aziz Kayondo and Express striker Eric Kambale to the MVP gong on Saturday, Byaruhanga levelled matters as the clock ticked down at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
KCCA FC’s Sadat Anaku and Yasser Mugerwa had twice given the visitors the lead, with Cesar Manzoki scoring Vipers first.
In allowing Byaruhanga’s late intervention, KCCA missed out on an opportunity to stretch their lead at the top to nine points.
They now have 23 points, six ahead of second-placed Vipers. Vipers have, however, played one game fewer.
This was a game of high quality, with both teams hardly holding back. The goals were also equally exquisite.
Anaku’s fifth minute lead for KCCA FC was a ferocious drive on the bounce following a weak clearance by the hosts.
Manzoki responded for Vipers rather emphatically, finishing off a beautiful move involving Milton Karisa on the counter.
The Congolese struck a contender for goal of the season with a classic team goal which he orchestrated in the middle of the park before calmly finishing with aplomb.
The guests were not done either, substitute Mugerwa restoring KCCA’s lead after a cut-back from Innocent Wafula on 51 minutes.
The stage was set late on for Byaruhanga on receipt of a poor KCCA headed clearance from Musa Ramathan.
Byaruhanga nudged the ball a little forward before powerfully driving it in from outside the 18-yard area, the magnificent thunderbolt that hit the underside of the crossbar to earn us a deserved leveller. It was a peach of a strike.