Kitende based Vipers Sports Club had to wait further for Fahad Bayo to save their day as visitors Tooro United resiliently fought against defeat at the St.Mary’s stadium in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday evening.
The game televised live on Sanyuka TV saw the hosts enjoy better spells in the opening stanza of the game but Tooro United stood firm and avoided any mistakes in their backline.
In the second half, Tooro dictated play at Kitende but their efforts never paid off.
Vipers suffered a shock when left-back Farouk Musisi received marching orders only 25 minutes to the final whistle following a second bookable offence that saw centre referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga show him a red card.
The home endured the last 25 minutes of the game with 10 men after a send-off for left-back Farouk Musisi after a second bookable offence by referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga who at first had not realized the two cautions.
However, a few minutes to the clock, it took Bayo saved the day for Vipers when he put the ball in the back of the net off a Rahmat Ssenfuka free-kick to send fans into frenzy.
The final whistle saw 10 man Vipers beat resilient Tooro United one-nil.
Kyetume tastes wrath
Following their opening day win against record champions SC Villa, Mukono based new league entrants- Kyetume FC hoped to ride on that as they played against poorly performing Maroons FC but things turned out different.
George ‘Best’ Nsimbe’s boys threatened in the opening minutes of the game as his team faced his former paymaster but that is all they could do as they failed to put the ball at the back of the net.
However, the prison’s side grabbed the moment as it came when Rashid Agau scored the opening day in the 12th minute and this turned out to be the priceless gift that Maroons needed to beat the resilient Kyetume FC, nicknamed the slaughters to condemn them to their first defeat of the season.
Maroons on the other side won their first game of the season after losing their opening game to tax collectors URA FC a week ago.
The loss ensured George Nsimbe and his Kyetume FC tasted the wrath of the StarTimes Premier League that they have just joined as it seemed to beam light into their future as the league continues.
KCCA FC struggle to make it two wins in two
For the defending champions, KCCA FC, it was not business as usual despite beating Busoga United at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
Mike Mutebi’s subjects who currently rely on inexperienced youngsters after the departure of three members of their first eleven to greener pastures outside the country continued to struggle to beat Busoga United.
It was a Mustapha Kiiza’s free-kick towards of the first stanza that saw them get a sigh of relief towards the end of the first stanza and the same proved the only goal that separated the two teams in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.
The Tuesday games ensured remain on top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League log on six points, the same second placed KCCA FC but the former having a better goal advantage.
Mbarara City, URA FC and Wakiso Giants on three points each are in third, fourth and fifth positions respectively but separated by goal difference.
In the drop zone, Proline fc, Busoga United and record champions SC Villa are teetering on the verge of relegation.
UPL Tuesday results
Vipers SC 1-0Tooro United
Busoga United0-1KCCA FC
Wakiso Giants3-1URA FC