Sunday, October 17, 2021
Police 0-2 Vipers SC
Milton Karisa and Caesar Manzoki were on the score sheet as Vipers SC opened their 2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) season with a 2-0 victory over Police at Lugogo on Sunday.
The four-time champions join KCCA, newcomers Arua Hill and Mbarara City as teams to have won their opening games.
For Police it was double jeopardy as they lost captain Tony Mawejje to injury after being knocked down by Vipers skipper Paul Willa in a collision late on the second half.
Police started the game with promise but soon Vipers showed maturity in crucial moments to win the match.
The Venoms, who had Robertinho Oliveira take charge of his first league game, went ahead towards the first half when Bright Anukani sought out Karisa, the forward half volleying home with verve.
Manzoki made sure of victory with his first of the season, completing Willa’s good work on the right with a sweet sweep home.
Left back Aziz Kayondo was named Pilsner Man of Match, thanks to his endless marauding runs and defence that kept Police at bay.