UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Vipers SC 4-0 UPDF FC
Vipers SC empathically sailed past army side UPDF FC in a 4-0 Uganda Premier League beating at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Friday.
Yunus Sentamu’s hat-trick and a Rogers Adriko own goal were enough for the Venoms to pick an important victory, that pushed them to third with 14 points, just one adrift of leaders Wakiso Giants FC, who have played one game more.
UPDF had got the earlier chance to open the scoring, but Ivan Ahimbisibwe failed to beat custodian Alfred Mudekereza from close range in the eighth minute.
We then threatened in the 23rd minute but Abubakar Lawal headed a few inches wide an exquisite Sentamu cross from the right.
Two minutes later, we opened the day’s account as Adriko agonizingly netted in his own net off another great Sentamu cross.
In the 36th minute, Karisa then turned provider to Sentamu whose goal-bound effort was expertly saved by goalkeeper Simon Mabuya.
Lawal didn’t have luck by his side in the 44th minute as he struck onto the post after brilliant individual work in the box.
Our Nigerian forward was yet again denied by the woodwork in the 60th minute after being set by Karisa’s cross for a first time headed effort.
We then doubled our lead, with Sentamu capitalizing on a defensive mix-up to score past the helpless Mabuya with 15 minutes on the clock.
Sentamu completed his brace six minutes later, as he took full advantage of a reckless back pass to storm past Mabuya, and net in an empty net.
Two minutes later, Sentamu completed his hat-trick and our final goal of the evening, getting at the end of Karisa’s pinpoint delivery to calmly slot past Mabuya, to complete a fully satisfying evening.
The Venoms return to action on November 26 with a visit to Nakisunga Saza Grounds against URA FC.
How We Lined Up:
Vipers SC XI: Alfred Macumu Mudekereza (GK), Hillary Mukundane, Disan Galiwango, Murushid Juuko, Bashir Asiku, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Milton Karisa (C), Yunus Sentamu, Abubakar Lawal
Substitutions: Denis Kiggundu, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Rogers Torach, Olivier Osomba, Darcy Mbaka, Ibrahim Orit