Friday UPL Results
SC Villa 0-2 Vipers
Soana 2-1 KCC
Bul 0-0 Express FC
Lweza 1-1 Rwenshama
Simba 3-1 Sadolin
Entebbe 0-7 Kira young
SCVU 1-0 Bright Stars
URA 2-1 Police
Edward Golola has lauded his Vipers players for the determination, quality and focus that secured them their second Uganda Premier League title.
Vipers secured the 2014/15 league crown with a 2-0 win over direct title rival SC Villa at Nakivubo stadium, on Friday.
Midst league wrangles and politics, raging from sponsorship packages (Azam and SuperSport), who is mandated to run the league and boardroom decisions affecting the league table standings.
“The environment that these players compete in, it’s so difficult for them to consecrate” Golola noted.
“So for a team to win this league, it’s so hard. Focus, resolve and consistency are key, and these are components Vipers had as a team” he added.
Golola’s’ side went through the first round of the league unbeaten and had only one loss (against KJT_Rweshama).
“I think we were the better side throughout the campaign” he added.
Deus Bukenya opened the scores in the 23rd minute and Farouk Miya added the second in the 55th minute as 2010 league champions defeated Villa 2-0.
Ready for continent
Vipers will represent Uganda in the 2016 CAF Champions league and Golola is upbeat his side is ready for the challenges.
“We are ready for continental football,” said Golola. “I have so much belief in my boys. They can do everything on the pitch and that makes me optimistic,” he said.
This was Golola’s second league title, having led the side to the 2010 crown.
Vipers on 66 points play Bul FC in Bukiwe, in what should be a crowning ceremony for the club in last UPL games of the season.