Mbarara City FC 1-2 Vipers SC

Paul Mucureezi and Milton Karisa were on target as we defeated Mbarara City FC 2-1 at Kakyeka Stadium in the Stanbic Uganda Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The Venoms duo netted the goals in the first half on a soggy pitch to ensure we take a slim advantage into the second leg next week.

After a slow start to the game because of the heavy downpour, the Venoms took the lead in the 40th minute through Mucureezi who got his shot past Muhammad Ssekeeba.

Before the stroke of halftime, it was two for Vipers as Karisa was quick to pounce on a rebound after Mucureezi’s initial shot was punched back into play by Ssekeeba.

Just after the break, Mucureezi had a chance to get his second of the game and Vipers’ third, but his shot got cleared off the line.

Mucureezi again got another chance at the goal mouth as he missed a sitter after a well laid cross after Disan Galiwango. 

After that, Vipers struggled to create any other meaningful chance as we were pugged back by the Ankole lions.

The Venoms finally succumbed to pressure in the 82nd minute, allowing Seiri Agumaho to pull a goal back for Mbarara after an excellent Sadat Nsubuga’s cross.

The two sides will meet again for the second leg next week on Tuesday with the aggregate winner advancing to the finals to be played in Masindi.

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