KCCA coach Mike Mutebi believes that result will have huge impact as they prepare for the second round of the season as well as their sojourn on the continent.
Captain Timothy Awany’s a second half strike, which earned him the Pilsner Man of the Match Award propelled the Lugogo side to 36 points, seven ahead of Vipers who were 3-0 winners over Onduparaka at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
After a run of two disappointing goalless draws, including one under interim head coach Michael Ouma's regime at the turn of the year, the Venoms, the only unbeaten side this season, rediscovered their potency with a convincing display at home.
But it was a different story altogether against Congo league holders Otoho, who tamed the firepower of the red-hot visitors in a first leg tie played at the Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi.
You have a KCCA outfit scoring goals for fun and soaring at the top of the league with seven points ahead of their closest rivals; a side that are pumping their chest in anticipation of potentially yet another refreshing run on the continent.
Elsewhere, at Buhinga Stadium, Tooro United built onto their draw against Vipers SC six days ago by registering a slender 1-0 win over Ndejje University, thanks to Allan Kayiwa's first half strike.
But a seismic twist to their script before the start of the latest campaign nearly cost them participation after an inspection of their home turf found the Kakyeka Stadium lacking in the standards required to host premier league matches.
The Red Eagles moved two places up to seventh on the 16-team log as they concluded the first round with a goalless draw against struggling Ndejje University at the Betway Muteesa II stadium.
Four well punctuated goals as KCCA lead the StarTimes Uganda Premier league table and Mutyaba is already benching hitherto first choice strikers Patrick Kaddu and Allan Kyambadde.
Vipers SC started the year and life under interim head coach Michael Ouma with a goalless draw against Bright Stars FC on Saturday.
That could be the biggest information the Uganda Cup holders have about their opponents as the two teams meet this evening in the first leg of their playoff game in Congo Brazzaville.
KITENDE - Vipers SC set themselves up for a difficult return leg ahead after being held to a goalless draw at home by a resilient CS Sfaxien on Saturday.
Striker Dan Sserunkuma is talking up Vipers’ chances ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first leg playoff round game against Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien today at St Mary’s stadium.
As they seek to progress to the group stages of the Confederation Cup, any goals scored away from home could prove decisive in the return leg
CAF has appointed Burundian match officials to be in charge of the return of Confederation game between KCCA FC and AS Otôho of Congo Brazzaville.
Vipers interim coach Michael Ouma has called on his side to convert their chances if they are to progress to CAF Confederation Cup group stages.
Last year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup losing finalists Vipers have every reason to assume the favourite’s tag going into their round of 32 clash against Kansai Plascon at St Mary’s Stadium today evening.
Meanwhile, Vipers will host four time winners CS Sfaxien in the first leg this Saturday at St Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
The margin is even greater from the rest of the pack with their round eight opponents the Warriors next on the list over 45 points behind on 94,60, but Prince is not prepared to put the cart before the horse.
Growing up in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, Omeruo was like many others – he did not have a lot but he had a passion for football that saw him play on a dry and overused pitch just outside of the city.
Vipers interim coach Michael Ouma had a disappointing start to his managerial career in Uganda as his side settled for goalless with Bright Stars away at Champion stadium on Saturday in Mwererwe.