Platinum Stars fall 1-0 to Vipers SC in Kampala

Platinum Stars fall 1-0 to Vipers SC in Kampala
SC Vipers' players celebrate a goal

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Mar 12, 2017. 15:23

Uganda’s League side Vipers SC stopped visiting Platinum Stars 1-0 in the first leg of the CAF Total Confederations Cup at the St. Marys Stadium on Saturday.

Milton Karisa scored in the 46th minute to give Vipers SC a 1-0 win over.
After a dull first half which saw the home side fail to convert their chances, the Vipers SC team pushed forward and skipper Nicholas Wadada curved in a cross that Karisa scored.

The South Africa side tried to re-organise themselves as they occasionally pulled forward but looked blunt up-front. Ntuli Boginkonsi thought he had scored for the visitors later, but his goal was canceled after he was judged to have been in an off-side position before scoring.

Erisa Ssekisambu also missed two clear chances for Vipers SC who played a better attacking game in the second half. Benson Shilongo also missed a clear header with goalkeeper Ismail Watenga to beat, but placed the ball far over.

It was all celebrations after the final whistle as Vipers SC’s new Portuguese coach Jorge De Santos jumped in the air. “This is a good start. We need to continue working hard to get positive results,” he added.

Platinum Stars coach Calvin Johnson said although they lost the first leg, they need to go back to the drawing board to plan better for the game in South Africa next weekend. “We can also win at home with a big margin,” he added.

Team Line ups:

Vipers SC: Ismail Watenga, Nico Wakiro Wadada (Captain), Dan Bilikwalila, Shafik Bakaki, Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Sekisambu (Tony Odur), Moses Waiswa, Brian Nkuubi (Keziron Kizito), Milton Karisa, Mike Sserumaga (Siraje Sentamu)

Platinum Stars: Mbongeni Mzimela, Vuyo Mere, Mkemane Mlilo, Ndumiso Mabena, Sipho Sene (Benson Shilongo), Solomon Mathe, Tintiswalo Tshaba (Mathe Kamogelo), Siyabonga Zulu, Boginkonsi Ntuli, Mdumduzi Nhlapo, Michael Mabule

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