Wednesday’s Result

Mbarara City FC 1-2 Vipers SC

Next Tuesday (May 17)

Vipers SC v Mbarara City FC

St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

Milton Karisa departed Kakyeka Stadium pleased with Vipers’ 2-1 win over Mbarara City FC but aware that the Stanbic Uganda Cup tie is far from over.

The visitors edged an action-packed contest in Mbarara on Wednesday courtesy of a sensational strike from Paul Mucureezi and Karisa’s acrobatic effort at the death of half time.

But goalkeeper Denis Kiggundu had earlier saved us and Seiri eventually found the target for the home side to leave the qualifier in the balance ahead of the return at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

“We’re disappointed with the goal. We would definitely have wanted to take a clean sheet back to St Mary’s Stadium,” Karisa told Vipers Media after the game.

“But overall, we’ve got to be pleased with the result and how we played at times under the rainy weather. I thought we looked really dangerous on the counter-attack and probably could have scored a few more. We’re pleased to take the 2-1 back to St Mary’s Stadium.”

The forward continued: “We knew it would be a tough game. We looked at their strengths and weaknesses – they’re a very strong team. We knew it would be difficult.

“Obviously Kiggundu made great saves to keep us in the game and then we grew in confidence as the game went on. We probably could have scored a few more.”

“But the tie is not over yet, there’s another game to play at Kitende, so we’ve got to make sure it’s another good performance to get to the final stage.”

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