- Vipers 3-2 Bright Stars
Tom Masiko came off the bench to score a late winner as Vipers won 3-2 against spirited Bright Stars at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Kokas Opejo and Nelson Senkatuka had given the visitors a half time lead that cancelled out Brian Nkuubi opener before substitute Steven Mukwala made it even with a quarter of an hour to go.
The win put Vipers back into second with 42 points, one behind leaders SC Villa whose game against Soana was postponed due to bad weather.
Vipers started well and grabbed the lead in the 12th minute off a good exchange of passes on the edge of the area by Dan Sserunkuma and Erisa Sekisambu.
Ssekisambu set up Nkuubi whose first shot hit the roof of the net from the 90 angle mark.
Jjungu later raced on to a long ball to beat Nicholas Wadada and Geoffrey Wasswa in the area before his cross got tapped home by Kokas Opejo.
Three minutes to the break, the visitors took the lead from the spot after Senkatuka was blatantly brought down in the area.
The forward dusted himself and sent James Alitho the wrong way to ensure the game went into the break at 1-2.
Miguel Da Costa’s charges came out a different side in the second half and it was very close when Farouk Banga’s effort on the 75th minute mark was cleared off the line by Bashir Asiku.
Referee Muzamiru Tulu and his assistants lost control of the game at one moment when they failed to call fouls on Bright Stars’ Senkatuka, Kokas Opejo and Samuel Ssekitto when pulled by Taddeo Lwanga, Milton Karisa and Duncan Seninde respectively.
With eight minutes to go, substitute Steven Mukwala, seemingly in an offside position headed home from Wasswa’s effort and despite protests from the visitors’ players and technical bench, the goal stood.
The introduction of Masiko for Nicholas Wadada showed Da Costa’s intent to go for it and the move paid off a minute to the 90 when the former KCCA midfielder ferocious shot from within the area down the left beat everyone to send the home fans into frenzy.