Kitende based Vipers Sports Club extended their lead at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday when they tipped struggling Wakiso Giants one-nil in a game played at St.Mary’s Stadium.
Despite missing a number of chances throughout the game, it was Fahad Bayo who saved the day for the Venoms with a 30th-minute goal off a neat service from Bobosi Byaruhanga that Bayo made no mistake putting the ball past Yasin Mugabi, the Wakiso Giants goalkeeper to send the filled to capacity St.Mary’s stadium into frenzy.
The hosts created a number of chances but they will have themselves to blame for not putting them away as Mugabi was on several occasions the savior for the Purple Sharks.
For the visitors, they too had a fair share of the chances but they all went begging.
The new league entrants could have bagged an equalizer towards the end of the game thanks to a Vianey Ssekajugo belter but the assistant referee flagged him down for being offside and the goal canceled despite the scorer being clearly onside.
At the end of the day, Vipers won one-nil and ensured they extended their lead at the top of the 16 team log to 30 points, six ahead of second-placed BUL FC.
BUL falter in Arua
In Arua, cooking oil makers, BUL FC were held to a goalless draw by Onduparaka FC in another StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter on Tuesday evening.
The result meant that the Jinja based side put a slight halt on their chase for the summit where they are now six points below leaders Vipers SC.
BUL now has 24 points from 12 games whereas Onduparaka is 3rd on 20 points.
UPL Tuesday results
Vipers 1-0 Wakiso Giants
Kyetume 2-1 Busoga United
Express FC 2-2 Maroons FC
Police 0-1 URA
Onduparaka 0-0 BUL