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Premature celebrations for Vipers cut short after KCCA’s late victory

Vipers players erupted into a frenzy carrying their coach Da Costa shoulder high

KAMPALA. For Vipers, the feeling must have been that of a goal scorer who sprints the length of the pitch in celebration only to realise the linesman called for an offside.
The Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) leaders dispatched relegation strugglers Express with an emphatic 5-0 victory left all and sundry in Kitende celebrating the ‘title victory.’

It all started with match announcer Wycliffe Luyombya, who was also updating the crowd about proceedings at the Star Times Stadium declaring 1-1 result between KCCA and Bul rather than the 2-1 eventual scoreline.
The result would have given Vipers a four point cushion ahead of Friday’s final round of games.

With the game in Kitende having ended just shortly before his announcement, the already excited crowd went wild.
The players, holding hands then did a lap of honour to acknowledge the fans support.

Others like goalkeeper Ismail Watenga threw his jersey at the fans before the players converged to lift head coach Miguel Da Costa shoulder high.

Up in the stands, Vipers chairman Lawrence Mulindwa spotted a wide grin having been on the receiving end of abuse from some Express fans.

Head of marketing Simon Sekankya meanwhile raised his hands in celebration from his executive seat before making his way to the turf in record time where he was also lifted by the players.
The celebrations continued for several minutes up to the Vipers dressing room before information filtered through of the actual result.

The scenario was reminiscent of former Fufa CEO Charles Masembe whose miscalculation had the public the country in excitement about qualification from the initial stages of the 2010 Afcon qualifiers.

YESTERDAY’S AUPL RESULTS

KCCA 2-1 BUL
Vipers 5-0 Express

AZAM UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

P W D L F A Ps
Vipers 29 18 8 3 46 19 62

KCCA 29 17 9 3 52 19 60

SC Villa 29 16 9 4 28 11 55

Onduparaka 29 12 9 8 26 17 45

Kirinya 29 11 8 10 28 27 40

Bright Stars 29 8 14 7 24 24 38

Police 29 11 5 13 29 37 38

Maroons 29 6 18 5 18 20 36

BUL 29 10 6 13 25 29 36

URA 29 8 10 11 24 27 34

Mbarara 29 6 14 9 17 23 32

Soana 29 8 7 14 19 35 31

UPDF 29 7 8 14 21 37 29

Express 29 7 7 15 24 31 28

Proline 29 7 7 15 26 32 28

Masavu 29 5 11 13 18 40 26

 

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