Vipers SC 1-0 Onduparaka
Halid Lwaliwa’s goal was the difference as Vipers SC bounced back to winning ways in the 1-0 home win over Onduparaka at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday.
The result, ensured by Lwaliwa’s intervention on the stroke of half time, brought coach Robertinho Oliveira’s Vipers to within three points of StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) table leaders KCCA, who could only draw 1-1 at Soltilo Bright Stars.
The match at Kitende also marked the return of striker Shaban Muhammad, who was released by the Venoms during the off-season after an unsuccessful spell, although there was no joy for him as he fired blanks.
Vipers were fresh from a 2-2 draw at Express coming into this game and needed the victory to stay in touch with KCCA.
The Venoms have now won three of their four games and sit second on 10 points, three behind KCCA, who have played a game more.
On their part, this was Onduparaka’s second successive defeat. They have now won once, lost twice and drawn as many in five games to sit 10th on just five points.