Friday featured result
Vipers SC 5-0 Wakiso Giants
A Yunus Sentamu haul and a goal from Caesar Manzoki spurred Vipers to their second successive victory in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) match played on Friday in Kitende.
The 5-0 win over Wakiso Giants, who have now lost their second successive match, comes on the back of Vipers 2-0 opening weekend victory over Police.
Coach Robertinho Oliveira’s Venoms now top the standings on six points after two matches. Hitherto leaders, KCCA, play Gaddafi FC on Saturday.
Coach Douglas Bamweyana’s Wakiso sit at the bottom of the 16-team log having lost their first two games by an 8-0 score aggregate.
Here at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende, they went behind as early as the 13th minute when Sentamu opened his season account.
Manzoki, scoring his second in as many games, made it 2-0 after he pounced on a rebound to head home two minutes later.
Ssentamu then made it 3-0 for Vipers on 23 minutes, dispatching home the rebound after Milton Karisa’s effort had come off the bar.
Vipers were clearly on rampage here, forcing several Wakiso players to go into the referee’s book in quick succession.
Wakiso’s George Kaddu was then sent off after a second bookable offence, but it is his after conduct that will bring him trouble.
After being shown the red card, Kaddu slapped the card from the referee’s hands and the pack of them flew out to the ground before the disgraced player’s colleagues pulled him away.
With Wakiso going to the half time break a man down, it will as always going to be a tall hill to climb in the next 45 minutes.
Indeed, they were soon 4-0 down when Sentamu completed his hattrick, finishing off good work from left back Aziz Kayondo on 61 minutes.
You would think Sentamu was done. Not with the shambolic display the Purple Sharks were also exhibiting here.
The striker cared less, grabbing his fourth and Vipers fifth of the afternoon on 69 minutes as the Venoms maximized on their numerical advantage.
Vipers have now scored seven goals in two matches, and although it’s early days, their forward potency will have surely sent the message across.