Abraham Ndugwa scored a brace as Vipers SC made light work of Kansai Plascon by notching four unanswered goals in a round of 32 tie played at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday.
Ndugwa’s brace was supplemented by an own goal from visitor’s defender Desmond Kyobe and fit-again Halid Lwalirwa as the Venoms progressed to the round of 16 with consummate ease.
With one eye on their Caf Confederation Cup play-off return leg against Tunisian side CS Sfaxien, the technical bench of Michael Ouma and Edward Golola decided to give a run-out to some fringe players and the decision paid off handsomely.
Aggrey Madoi, Rahmant Sefunka Goalie Derrick Ochan, Tom Masiko and Ducan Seninde all featured in a much changed Vipers team.
The chasm of class was between the Uganda Premier league giants and their Big league counterparts was evident from the early lopsided proceedings.
Vipers were dominant. Kansai Plascon had their backs on the walls as defender Desmond Kyobe connected into his own net in the 17th minute.
Eight minntes later, Halid Lwalirwa ,returning from a shoulder injury, doubled the lead for the Venoms to go into recess two goals up.
The second half was an Abraham Ndugwa show.
The former Masavu FC adroit attacker scored the third with a superb finish, and completed his brace in 74th minute.
The venoms join Onduparaka, Kyetume, and URA in the round of 16 to continue their quest for a 2nd successive final after losing the previous one to KCCA FC.
Derrick Ochan, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Aggrey Madoi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Halid Lwaliwa, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Tom Masiko, Duncan Seninde, Innocent Wafula, Abraham Ndugwa, Tito Okello.
Zakariya Nsubuga, Brian Oyuka, Henry Mugoya, Dan Ekoyu, Desmond Kyobe, Edrine Kagende, Devis Kamista, Osman Mutumba, Henry Kitegenyi, Robert Sentongo Jnr, Godfrey Katerega.