UPL: Vipers stun Onduparaka to register maiden win at Greenlight Stadium
Vipers SC have ended it’s winless jinx at Greenlight Stadium after claiming their first away win against Onduparaka FC.
Ibrahim Orit, Cesar Manzoki and second half substitute Paul Mucureezi scored a goal each to lead Vipers to a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon.
Onduparaka’s consolation goal came at the death of the game through Living Kabon’s penalty.
Coach Fred Kajoba made three changes from the team that had won 1-0 against BUL FC.
In the absence of skipper Halid Lwaliwa who had an eye injury, Rashid Toha filled the void. Toha together with Muhammad Shaban were playing against their former team.
Musa Ssali played ahead of Siraje Sentamu while Jamil Kalisa was also relegated to the bench with Cesar Manzoki starting as one of the three changes made from the previous game.
It was Orit who gave Vipers the lead, heading home from Disan Galiwango’s corner kick delivery midway through the first half.
Substitute Paul Mucureezi was heavily involved in the goal that Manzoki scored in the 59th minute, the Congolese forward was well stationed to tap home after Mucureezi’s shot was stopped by Onduparaka’s custodian.
Mucureezi registered his name on the score sheet moments later to extend his goal tally this season to seven.
The last four visits had seen Vipers lose one and draw the other three at Greenlight Stadium but a spirited performance on Saturday afternoon guided them to their first win.
Victory took Vipers to 24 points in ten games on the top of the table, their next fixture will be against Soltilo Bright Stars FC at St. Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday, March 3rd.