Sserunkuma notched hat trick against destitute former side as Vipers’ title dreams nears.

Sserunkuma scored thrice against impoverished former side, Express FC as Vipers with a five nil victory pushed The Red Eagles way deeper to relegation.

The Kitende based side’s scoring trend at St. Mary’s Stadium against the sleeping giants is indication of thirst for the title they last won three years ago.

Sserunkuma who left Express FC to join Jose Miguel Duarte De Costa’s team in pursuit of the trophy this season could soon realize his dreams after managing three goals and outnumber then top scorer Nelson Senkatuka’s goal tally of 15.

It was midfielder Geoffrey Wasswa who started the humiliation of the oldest club in the history of Ugandan football when he struck the opening goal at the 41st minute.

Two minutes later, centre forward Dan Sserunkuma appears on score sheet after successfully converting from spot kick.

Back from recession at the 48th minute, Sserunkuma overcame Kasalita and Express goal keeper Godwin Buule to remain with an empty net before mercilessly added the third goal for Vipers.

56th minute saw Sserunkuma complete hat trick and deservedly at the same time without prior notice becomes current Uganda Premier League top scorer with 16 goals.

Duncan Sseninde was assisted by Captain Nico Wadada to put a final signature before score board showed 5-0 at the 64th minute.

In spite of great victory, The 2014/15 Uganda Premier League champions will have to wait and win match day 30 to earn the title again because a late drama at Lugogo in which KCCA FC grabbed a final minute goal through Derrick Nsibambi to beat stubborn BUL FC 2-1 brings their points to 60, inferior by two to Vipers’ 62 points.

Nsibambi put the title defenders a head in the first half whereas BUL FC leveled scores through Kambale in the second half but Cranes International restored KCCA lead when he completed brace in the additional time.

Mike Mutebi’s words and believe of fight going to the wires comes to pass and it’s evident that the fight will cease to exist after Friday fixtures.

First place Vipers and second place KCCA FC will play their last games home and away respectively.

The Venoms will host UPDF meanwhile The Kasasiro boys travel a few kilometers to defend the title as they face Police at Luzira Prisons ground on 25th May 2018.

With Masavu being virtually relegated, besides Proline, former bosses of Sserunkuma-15th place Express FC still stands a chance to survive relegation but entirely depends on many conditions but two major ones; Must victory for them [Express FC] and must lose or draw for Proline and UPDF.