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UPL: Champs Vipers thrash relegated Police in season finale

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Vipers SC hoisted the 2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League title on Saturday. Vipers SC Photo

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Matchday 30 Results
*Vipers SC 5-0 Police FC
*KCCA FC 0-1 Wakiso Giants FC
*Arua Hill SC 1-0 Express FC
*UPDF FC 1-2 Onduparaka FC
*BUL FC 1-0 SC Villa
*Soltilo Bright Stars FC 2-0 Mbarara City FC
*Tooro United FC 0-7 URA FC
*Busoga United FC 1-2 Gaddafi FC

2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (UPL) winners Vipers SC ended the season on a high as they thrashed already relegated Police FC 5-0 in the final game of the season at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Vipers who were already champions even before kick-off ensured that they went ahead to hoist the trophy after a commanding victory infront of their home fans and Police who went down a while ago had to pay the prize.

Two braces from Milton Karisa and Bobosi Byaruhanga plus a Yunus Sentamu goal earned the Venoms a well deserved season finale in a campaign they dominated the rest of the sides.

Karisa’s opener was the difference at the break as the home side dominated proceedings.

Still in the first interval, Vipers had chances to extend their lead but seemingly struggled to find the back of the net. Among others, Paul Mucureezi was almost on target but Police custodian Halid Lwaliwa thumped the ball over the crossbar.

Police best chance came when Frank Kalanda attempted a shot but Vipers goalie Denis Kiggundu was equal to the task.

Earlier in the second half, Karisa grabbed his brace off a long shot setting up a tone for Vipers to drop more goals.

Bobosi would later make it three for Vipers before doubling his tally later in the game.

With just a minute to the end of the game, Sentamu made it five for the home team setting up the home fans ablaze as they eagerly awaited coronation. It was his 14th of the season.

Vipers ended the season with 74 points to clinch their 5th league title. This is the highest point tally that they managed to collect in a single season.

FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim who was in the company of 3rd FUFA Vice President, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and FUFA Super League Limited Board Chairman, Fred Guy Kawuma handed the coveted trophy to the Venoms.

Vipers SC Patron who is also a Honorary FUFA President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and StarTimes Uganda Vice President, Aldrine Nsubuga were present to witness the crowning moment.

The game also presented a chance to Midfielder Tonny Mawejje to officially retire from football.

The Police FC skipper was given a standing ovation from fans in the 6th minute of the game symbolizing his trade mark jersey number.

The former Uganda Cranes player also received a plaque from the FUFA President to appreciate his selfless contribution to football over the years.

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