Vipers Player Ratings: Vipers SC 1-0 El Merriekh | CAF CL

Moses Waiswa in action against El Merriekh

Vipers SC advanced to the first round of the Caf Champions League after a hard fought 1-0 win over Sudan’s El Merriekh to win the tie on away goals rule following a 2-2 draw.


Abraham Ndugwa was the hero scoring a minute into the second half to sink the visitors but how did each Vipers player rate on the day.

Bashir Sekagya 8.0: Hardly tested in the first half but stood tall to deny danger man Mohamed Abdel Rahman Yousif twice and did well in collecting crosses.

Geoffrey Wasswa 7.0: He had a torrid afternoon against Ahmed Mahmoud but made interceptions whenever necessary to stop the El Merriekh attacks. Takes credit for playing for so long after getting booked.

Halid Lwaliwa 8.5: A man mountain and rarely put a foot wrong throughout the game. Fantastic in the air, brilliant on the ground with his intelligent game reading.

Livingstone Mulondo 7.0: Despite his size, Mulondo thwarted all the threat in the air and game the read so nice.

Yayo Lutimba 6.0: He nearly gave away a goal with bad clearance but overall, he did well.

Taddeo Lwanga 7.0: Started well but seemed to struggle when the visitors dominated possession but his character and team leadership was evident on a day the team’s character and resilience was tested.

Brian Nkuubi 6.0: A couple of stray passes in the first half and looked to out of sorts at times but improved as the game waned on.

Moses Waiswa 6.0: He looked the better of the creative midfielders on the pitch but over holding the ball sometimes didn’t do him a lot of good. Later withdrawn for Noah Wafula.

Abraham Ndugwa 7.0: Until the goal he scored, the attacking midfielder was more into oblivion but at the end of the day, he won the game regardless of the overall performance.

Tito Okello 7.0: He wasted a very good opportunity in the first half but never short on confidence when in possession.

Daniel Sserunkuma 7.0: The diminutive forward didn’t get as much service from the midfield but always held up well when he had the ball.

Substitutes

Davis Kasirye 4.0: He was wasted arguably the game’s best chance to double the hosts’ lead and looked tired when called up to chase but ate a couple of minutes off the clock with ball protection skills.

Noah Wafula 5.0: Had one telling cross into the area but nothing more to show after coming on.

Ibrahim Kiyemba N/a:

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