Friday’s Result

Blacks Power FC 0-1 Vipers SC

Ashraf Mandela netted his first goal of the campaign as champions Vipers SC outlasted Blacks Power FC 1-0 at the Aki Bua Stadium, on Friday.

After surviving an early scare where Michael Siwu nearly scored a fourth minute freekick that was saved by goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora, Vipers embarked on large spells of domination.

Cromwel Rwothomio

In search for an opener, the hungry Venoms threatened through Murushid Juuko’s eighth minute header off Karim Watambala’s freekick, but it sailed inches over the bar.

A minute to the half-hour mark, Yunus Sentamu nearly broke the deadlock, but he shot inches above the woodwork to leave it at 0-0.

Yunus Sentamu

Vipers were denied again in the second half as Watambala’s stinging shot recollected on the second time of asking by goalkeeper Emmanuel Odongo.

After a period of sustained pressure, Mandela’s well struck penalty following a handball in the box relieved the pressure.

Ashraf Mandela

In eighth with eight points, the league champions return to action against Arua Hill SC on Tuesday at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

How We Lined Up:

Fabien Mutombora (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Isa Mubiru, Hillary Mukundane, Murushid Juuko, Siraje Ssentamu, Karim Watambala, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Milton Karisa (C), Yunus Sentamu, Cromwel Rwothomio

Substitutions: Dennis Kiggundu, Dissan Galiwango, Abubakar Lawal, Ibrahim Orit, Bashir Asiku, Marvin Joseph Youngman.