When Tooro United visit St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, it will be the first time after their change of name from Soana FC but however, it marks the 6th meeting Vipers hosts them.
The car dealers joined the top flight league in 2013 eight years after the Kitende based club had done so and since then, matches between the two have been interesting to watch.
Vipers Mexican tactician Javier Martinez Espinoza takes charge of his debut fixture against Wasswa Bbosa’s coached team, a game that will see his side close the gap on table leaders KCCA FC with a win.
- Field battles between the two clubs started in 2013 with the weekend encounter set to be the 11th and Vipers has recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and no loss in the previous 10 meetings.
- The corresponding fixture at Kitende was a 1-1 draw which the Venoms were somehow fortunate to earn a point through Erisa Sekisambu’s penalty as the visitors dominated proceedings.
- Going into the match, Vipers has never lost to Tooro United thus Wasswa’s team will be looking to record a historic first on Saturday.
- Vipers biggest win over Tooro United was a 4-0 drubbing in 2013 when the team from Fort Portal had just joined the Uganda Premier League.
Previous meetings at Vipers home:
2013/14: Vipers 4-0 Tooro United
2014/15: Vipers 1-1 Tooro United
2015/16: Vipers 2-0 Tooro United
2016/17: Vipers 2-0 Tooro United
2017/18: Vipers 1-1 Tooro United
Despite the rich history over their opponents, the hosts know fully well the threat the visitors pose hence they will need a strong performance to overcome them.
Vipers wins: 8
Goals for: 19
Goals against: 3
A win for Vipers moves them level with KCCA provided the City lads falter against Bul at Njeru Technical centre on the same day.