Inexperience cost Vipers – Da Costa

Cecafa: Sunday result

Gor Mahia 2-1 Vipers SC

Ugandan representatives at the Cecafa Club Championships in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Vipers SC – returned to Kampala midway the tournament after failing to live with competition.

The Ugandan champions fell 2-1 to Kenya’s Gor Mahia on Sunday to end the campaign prematurely.

Vipers experimented with largely fresh players with coach Miguel Da Costa not putting out the same line-up in all four matches.

“We were playing teams with maturity much higher than ours,” said Da Costa.

“But the tournament has helped us grow as a team. We had a young team and many new players which made it hard for us.”

Tadeo Lwanga had given Vipers a 15th minute lead but Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustapha rallied Gor Mahia to the semifinals.