Despite leading the game at half time, Vipers eventually lost 2-1 to Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the quarter finals of the CECAFA Kagame Club Championships in Dar es Salaam.
The Ugandan champions led through new captain, Taddeo Lwanga who struck bneautifully from several yards out to give Vipers the lead with 15 minutes into the game. Francis Mustafa would have put the Kenyans level before the break but his efforts went wide.
After the break, it was all Gor Mahia and just after two minutes, they were level through Jacques Tuyisenge. Gor Mahia were quickly in for a second but Mieno was disappointed to see the assistant referee flag him offside and cancel his goal. Tuyisenge, Mustafa and Wafula became a real thorn in the Vipers flesh and in the 74th minute, those three would combined again, and Vipers shot stopper would parry Tuyisenge’s effort but only as far as Mustafa and the new boy would make no mistake but to put Gor Mahia ahead with the rebound.
Gor Mahia had plenty of chances to kill off the game but the wall at the Vipers end wasn’t about to give away easily. The Kenyan giants would see out the game with a 2-1 win and advance to the semifinals.
Just as was the case in 2012, Vipers bowed out of the competition at the quarter final stages and return home to ready themselves for the new season.