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Vipers pull plug on KCCA title charge

UPL Tuesday result

KCCA 1-2 Vipers

Vipers came from behind to edge Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) defending champions, KCCA, 2-1 and end their unbeaten home record in the process.

Tony Odur and Geoffrey Wasswa scored two second half goals to cancel out Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s opener in the opening period as KCCA’s unbeaten home run stopped at the 17th attempt.

The victory moves Vipers two places up to third on 42 points, six behind leaders KCCA and second-placed Villa.

KCCA, however, have six games left to play as compared to Villa’s four and Vipers’ five.

The visitors, who were completing a double over manager Mike Mutebi’s KCCA, found themselves behind on 15 minutes when Nicholas Wadada handled in the penalty box.

Sserunkuma stepped forward and beat Vipers goalkeeper Ismail Watenga from the spot for KCCA’s lead and the striker’s 18 league goal of the campaign.

KCCA could have doubled their lead after the break but Isaac Muleme’s drive from inside the area after substitute Paul Mucureezi’s run on the right could only crash off the crossbar.

It was instead the visitors who made their attack count the other end, Odur darting from his markers down the left to beat KCCA goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan with a fine right foot curl on 65 minutes.

KCCA tried to fight back, Derrick Nsibambi and Sserunkuma all having fine attempts at goal but in vain.

It was indeed the tourists that had the last laugh, Wasswa poking home a ball from a corner that Ochan failed to deal with.

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