StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Vipers SC 1-0 Tooro United
Forward Bayo Fahad was the difference as Vipers Sports Club edged a tricky Tooro United 1-0 on matchday two of the Uganda Premier League at the St Marys Stadium on Tuesday.
The off-season signing headed home a reflex off Rahmat Senfuka’s well-delivered free-kick with 13 minutes left on the clock.
Vipers finished with a numerical disadvantage when left-back Farouk Musisi got a send-off with a second bookable offense from referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga.
Tooro United was also disadvantaged technically when gaffer Wasswa Bbosa was given a direct red card by referee Nsubuga moments before they could immediately concede.
The guests had clear cut chances and scoring opportunities in the first phase but all their efforts were wasteful. Godfrey Lwesibawa had a shot collected by goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora before Steven Omvia missed clear attempts from close ranges.
Again Tooro United’s John Semazzi missed narrowly and second-half substitute Yafesi Mubiru was wasteful in the opponent’s box.
Before the Venoms could take the lead, Allan Kayiwa had gone through Tooro’s backline only to be denied by goalkeeper Crispus Kusiime.
The only awaited moment came in the 77th minute after Bayo headed far post a Senfuka free-kick from the right-wing leaving goalie Kusiime helpless despite stretching wide.
The Venoms now recorded the second win in the season after their Saturday 1-3 away victory against Bright Stars at Wankulukuku.
Team Line Ups:
Fabien Mutombora (G.K), Paul Willa, Farouk Musisi, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Ibrahim Tembo, Innocent Wafula, Fahad Bayo, Dan Sserunkuma, Abraham Ndugwa
Substitutes: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Brian Nkuubi, Aziz Kayondo, Tito Okello, Denis Mwemezi, Allan Kayiwa, Siraje Sentamu
Crispas Kusiime (G.K), Musa Mukasa, Isa Lumu, Mike Kawooya, Arthur Kiggundu, Paddy Muhumuza, Steven Luswata, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Steven Omvia, Godfrey Lwesibawa, John Ssemazzi
Substitutes: Medhi Kibirige (G.K), Yaffesi Mubiru, Charles Musige, Fredrick Kigozi, John Byamukama, Denis Mutebi, Isa Mubiru
Center Referee: Brian Miiro Nsubuga
1st Assistant Referee: Dickson Okello
2nd Assistant Referee: Ronald Katenya
Fourth Official: Ali Sabila
Commissioner: Ali Tomusange
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