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Vipers SC’s hopes of defending the league title were boasted by KCCA FC’s one-all draw with Tooro United FC on Wednesday.

Vipers SC squad

The stalemate in Buhinga left Vipers, who are on 45 points, trailing leaders KCCA FC by just four points. The latter has 49 points with just seven games left to complete the 2018-19 league season.

The Venoms’ title aspirations appeared hugely dented when they were shocked 2-1 by Ndejje University on Tuesday but KCCA FC ‘s flattering, fairly brought them back to contention.

Coach Edward Golola has opened up what transpired at the Arena of Visions on the fateful day in Bombo.

“First and foremost, We played the game on a pitch that wasn’t bad. We dished out the instructions to the players but they did not heed to them,” Golola told local website Football-256.com.

“We realized this later on after conceding two goals and that’s when the players started playing according to the game plan.”

“We needed to attack from the word go and kill off the game because failure, we normally find it a hard time as we do win our games mainly in the 1st half as seen in our wins against Bright Stars and Express,” the 2010 and 2014 title wining coach said.

Clearly coach Golola was a very frustrated man at the end of it all and he is never afraid to air out his thought.

“What’s next is we won’t relent on the title push, we lost the game but in the next match we’ll have to plan and make sure to get back to the top.

KCCA FC players celebrate

“We may have lost the game because of a bit of complacency and I’ll have to emphasize this to the players in training that there’s no weak team in the league as we’ve saw that day.”

Vipers may have had their fair say in this title race but as the games go by, their destiny keeps slipping away from them.