Vipers Qualify for Uganda Cup Finals


Players of Vipers celebrating (Courtesy photo)

Vipers SC has defeated Police FC with 2-0, to qualify for the Uganda cup finals. 

In their semifinal game played at the Njeru based FUFA technical center on Tuesday, Vipers’ winning goals were scored by their lead striker, Ceasor Manzoki in the 20th and 52nd minutes of the game respectively.

The game between the two sides was confrontational since both sides exhibited an attacking kind of play as each one of them desired to progress to the finals. 

Police, however, suffered a setback after their goalkeeper, Tom Ikara was injured in the first minute of the game. Ikara kept on having health breaks but had to endure the 90 minutes of the game since there was no substantive substitute to replace him between the posts.

Vipers’ head coach, Roberto Oliveira says that although he is new at the club, the boys have managed to implement all his instructions, which earned them today’s win. 

Oliveira says that he has since introduced a new philosophy of playing football at the Vipers club, with an aim of boosting the spirit of competition against their opponents. 

He said  that the new philosophy entails increasing ball possession and suppressing their opponents in the midfield area, which will enable them to earn early leads in all their games. 

Oliveira further stresses that his team is home to some of the most talented footballers in the country; however, he requires time to explore each individual players’ capacity ahead of the next season. 

Abdullah Mubiru, the head coach of Police FC says that some of their key players who greatly contributed to their good performance in the early stages of Uganda Cup were sold off and never replaced, which left their side disadvantaged and incapable of matching their opponents whose whole team was intact.


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