Edward Golola kicked off his third stint as Vipers’ coach on a bright note eliminating Uganda Cup champions Proline in the Pilsner Super Cup
Despite defeating Proline 1-0, the new manager Golola highlighted on the need for improvement in some areas
Am happy for the result, the boys have played under instructions though there are a few things we need to improve and as well the players will be expected to give more as the season starts. I must accept we missed the players with the national team but all the boys available are ready and we believe all can play Watambala had a good game because we have prepared him well.
Young star Dennis Mwemwezi signed from Masaza, headed in Azizi Kayondo cross in the 23 minute and his goal was enough to see the Venoms book a semi final berth
Golola who was assistant last season, was named club head coach and Richard Wasswa as his assistant after Kenyan Michael Ouma was sacked
Proline coach Shafiq Bisaso believes the Viper’s game was a good trial match ahead of the continent show piece
We had a good game, defended well only that the goalkeeper blunder cost us, we need to work on our scoring but this was a good test match as we go to the continent
Mbarara City will play URA FC in the second Quarter final of Friday in mbarara, Onduparaka will host Tooro United in Arua on Sunday and new boys Wakiso Giants will welcome reigning champions KCCA FC at Wakisha grounds on Tuesday next week
Vipers SC will play either Mbarara City or URA in the semifinals. Mbarara City and URA faceoff this Friday at Kakyeka stadium.
The Super 8 is a competition comprised of the top six teams from the league and two teams that were promoted directly to the top-tier from FUFA Big League. These include; KCCA, Vipers, URA, Tooro United Mbarara City,Onduparaka, Proline, and Wakiso Giants.
Vipers SC used team
Fabian Mutombora, Innocent Wafula, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwalira(C), Siraje Sentamu (Rahnat Senfuka 45′), Brian Nkuubi, Abdul Karim Watambala, Abraham Ndugwa, Henry (Tito Okello), Dennis Mwemwezi
Ochan Derrick, Amayo Ahmed, Brian Kalumba
Proline FC used team
Hassan Matovu, James Begesa, Sula Sekamwa, Arnold Serunjogi, Yusuf Mukisa, Bernard Muwanga, Noordin Bunjo, Ibrahim Bonyo(Allan Egaku), Ibrahin Wammanah, Hakim Kiwanuka, Ivan Bogere
Magoola(GK), Sam Kintu, Sendi , Ajuna, Isiagi, Kizza
The Prize money has been doubled from Shs 30m last season to shs 68m;
Winner = Shs 20m
Runners up =12m
Third =Shs 10m
Fourth =Shs 8m.
Fifth =Shs 5m
Sixth =Shs 4m
Seventh= Shs 3M