Uganda Premier League (Match Day 1 – Friday Results):
Thursday: Kyetume 1-0 SC Villa
Vipers SC came from a goal down to beat 10 man Bright Stars 3-1 in their league opener at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Defender Enock Walusimbi gave the Japanese owned outfit the first half lead with a great headed goal past Vipers’ Burundian goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora in the 28th minute.
Second half goals from Abraham Ndugwa, Dan Serunkuma and Brian Nkuubi ensured that the Kitende outfit begin their title chase with a promising start.
Sserunkuma and second half substitute Brian Nkuubi Ssemakula who buried the game with a free-kick past former Onduparaka goalkeeper Nicolas Ssebwato.
Initially before the goal, it was Vipers that enjoyed the better possession on a water logged surface that followed earlier rains in the day.
Dread-locked Sserunkuma won Vipers the first corner kick of the game 13 minutes after kick off.
Four minutes later, Sserunkuma had a squared ball from the far right that found Fahad Bayo in off-side position.
It was Sserunkuma again in the 19th minute but the diminutive forward was denied by goalkeeper Ssebwato from close range.Vipers’ new signing Farouk Musisi from Zambia’s Nkola Blades had a free-kick curled out from 20 yards on 22 minutes.
Two minutes later, the same player (Musisi) had another free-kick well handled by goalkeeper Ssebwato.
Against the run of play, Bright Stars took the lead when Walusimbi headed home a Methidoious Jjugu delivery from the left.