Pre-season Buildup Match: Nyamityobora FC 1-0 Vipers SC: Venoms’ Mbarara tour ends in misery.

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Pre-season Build Up Match.

Thursday 30th August 2018.

Kakyeka Stadium-Mbarara.

Nyamityobora FC 1-0 Vipers SC

Uganda Premier League new comers Nyamityobora FC handed Vipers SC their second defeat in two days on Thursday to ensure the league champions tour of Mbarara ended in Misery.

Centre back Barni Calvin gave the Banyakare a perfect start after heading in from a corner eight minutes into the game.

Vipers SC match captain Duncan Sseninde forced a save from Nyamityoora goalkeeper Franco Olinga before halftime but it was a dull and boring first half from the visitor as they created very little for the opening 45 minutes.

Fowards Steven Mukwala Milton Karisa and Davis Kasirye registered one shot on goal during the first half which went over the cross bar, the shot was taken by Steven Mukwala in the 36th minute.

The second half saw Vipers tactician Espinoza Martinez introduce former Masavu FC forward Abraham Ndugwa in Steven Mukwala’s place but the visitors could not break Nyamityobora’s tight defense.

Last season’s FUFA Big League top scorer Dickens Okwir was also introduced after an hour but played off the right wing and could only manage a short off target for the thirty minutes he was on the pitch.

Martinez’s substitutions almost paid dividends when Dicken Okwir’s through ball found the unmarked Tumwesigye Zaga, only to be denied by goal keeper Franco Olinga, who tipped over the cross bar.

It was an entertaining match in the last quarter and the hosts could have doubled their lead but substitute David Kiiza’s 80th minute deflected shot was punched away by substitute goalkeeper Ochan Derrick.

However, the League Champions played without their captain and midfield general Tadeo Lwanga, pass master Moses Waiswa together with strikers Mzee Dan Sserunkuma and Tito Okello also did not feature.

They also faced a different brand of football as Nyamityobora FC played long passes compared to Mbarara City FC’s passing football.

The win means Nyamityobora have won their first friendly match against a Uganda Premier League side having lost at home to URA FC.

The Banyakare have also won back to back games by a 1-0 margin at their new home Kakyeka Stadium after their 1-0 FUFA Super Eight win against Kirinya Jinja SSS.

Defeat for Vipers SC means they have lost both their games during the Mbarara tour by the same score line, after losing 1-0 to Mbarara City FC on Wednesday.

After scoring twenty five goals in preseason, Vipers have failed to score in their last two games, both coming at Kakyeka Stadium.

Nyamityobora FC coach James Odoch defended his policy of making many changes during the game which put the fans on pressure when Vipers were pressing for the equaliser, asserting that he needed to test all players to make them ready for the league.

“We are happy with the win, it was a great opportunity to test our players because we cant wait and start testing them in the league, the players who started will be our first eleven but we had to test other players.” Said James Odoch.

What next?

Nyamityobora FC will host Kabale Sharp FC on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at Kakyeka Stadium and later take on Soana FC on Thursday 6th September 2018.

How they Lined up

Nyamityobora FC: Franco Olinga (GK) Jakisa Jeri, Alex Komakech, Ibrahim Mpengere, Barni Calvin, Ivan Mbowa, Charles Ssebutinde, Moses Ndawula, Patrick Gonahasa, Buruhan Matovu.

Substitutes: Jomi Hilary (GK), Henry Wamala, Juma Dada, Benjamin Mpiirwe, John Paul Acire, Derrick Kiggundu, David Kiiza, Ebong Lamech.

Vipers SC: Bashir Ssekajja (GK), Kiyimba Ibra, Bashir Asiku, Livingstone Mulondo, Yayo Lutimba, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Brian Kulumba, Milton Karisa, Duncan Sseninde, Davis Kasirye, Steven Mukwala.

Substitutes: Ochan Derrick (GK), Geoffrey Waswa, Dickens Okwir, Frank Tumwesigye, Joseph Janjajari, Abraham Ndugwa.

Nyamityobora FC Preseason Results.

Nyamityobora FC 1-0 Vipers SC

Kitara 0-0 Nyamityobora

Nyamityobora 1-0 Kirinya-Jinja S.S

KCCA 4-0 Nyamityobora

Nyamityobora 0-2 URA

Vipers SC Preseason Results.

Nyamityobora FC 1-0 Vipers SC

Mbarara City FC 1-0 Vipers

Yardim FC 1-0 Vipers SC

Vipers SC 1-0 Natete Select

Mbale Select 1-3 Vipers SC

Sironko Town Council 0-8 Vipers SC

Kataka 0-3 Vipers SC

Mbale Heroes 0-6 Vipers SC

CRO 1-3 Vipers SC

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