Vipers first-time winners excited by UPL victory

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Vipers SC newcomers are still celebrating for their side’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League victory.

The Venoms were crowned the 2019/2020 champions on Wednesday, May 20th following Fufa’s decision to end the season due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Although five games were remaining to the end of the season, Fufa invoked Article 18 in the competition’s rules.

This left the Venoms in ecstasy land with a fourth Uganda Premier League (UPL) title.

Vipers were on the top of the table with 54 points after 25 while KCCA FC were second with 50 points.


Several players at Vipers took to their social media pages to show their excitement.

Midfielder Rahmat Ssenfuka, who joined from Police FC last season, expressed his delight with the triumph.

He also exhibited a tinge of sadness due to the prevailing lockdown measures that have forcefully put celebrations on a hold.

“I am extremely happy and excited,” Ssenfuka expressed.


“But I am also saddened that we cannot celebrate this milestone because of the lockdown.”

Rahmat Ssenfuka in action

“Winning the title was always our target right from the start and being my maiden title, I am really joyful for the achievement.”

“We did everything for one another by giving our all in every game. Sincerely, this was not the way we wanted the end to be but we are proud to be champions,” he added.

Paul Willa

Right-back Paul Willa who is in his maiden season at Vipers took to his Facebook page to express his unlimited joy.
”I am so honored to become a UPL champion for the first time. Congratulations to my entire teammates and the officials at Vipers,” Willa’s post reads.

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Paul Willa playing for Vipers SC

Teenage sensation Bobosi Byaruhanga and towering goalkeeper Derrick Ochan believe this will definitely serve as a motivation to the rest of the team to work hard.

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Other debutant winners include Fabien Mutombora Denis Kiggundu, Aziz Kayondo, Farouk Musisi, Ahmed Amayo and Ibrahim Tembo.

Allan Kayiwa, Denis Mwemezi, Abraham Ndugwa, Umar Kyebatala, Fahad Bayo, Tito Okello and Karim Watambala also won for the first time.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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