As Vipers Sports Club prepare to play hard fighting Bright Stars FC tomorrow afternoon, the Venoms will be looking to ensure their goalless draw against Tooro United FC last Saturday is followed by three points to keep up pace with runaway leaders KCCA FC.
The three times league champions are now 11 games unbeaten but without a win in our last two outings having been beaten by CS Constantine in the Caf Champions League.
Bright Stars are currently enduring frustrating moments of their own despite starting the season brightly, they have lost all their last three league matches hence the visit to champions stadium at Mwerere provides Vipers an opportunity to extend the unbeaten run.
There is some needless doom and gloom around Kitende at the moment after a poor show over the weekend led to the sacking of Mexican Javier Martinez Espinoza, but when you weigh everything up, Vipers are fairly in good shape.
However, dropped points tomorrow would be a huge disappointment as Vipers come up against a side struggling to recover the early season form as Fred Kajoba is finding himself under increasing pressure as each game passes.
It will be the first competitive match for Kenyan born Micheal Ouma as he starts duties on an interim basis at St Mary’s stadium.
Captain Taddeo Lwanga and goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya remain unavailable due to injuries while Tito Okello, Abraham Ndugwa together with Rahmat Ssenfuka face late fitness tests to determine their availability.
Alterations to the starting XI that drew with Tooro United are expected as coach Ouma continues to monitor the squad at his disposal.
Last 5 matches at Mwererwe
Despite the Champions stadium being seen as a bogey ground for Vipers, we have actually never lost a game nor conceded a goal on all our last visits.
2013/14 Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers
2014/15 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
2015/16 Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers
2016/17 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
2017/18 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
Bright Stars – Last five results
- Beat Paidha Black Angels 3-0
- Drew 1-1 against Bul FC
- Lost 1-0 to Police FC
- Lost 2-0 to URA FC
- Lost 2-1 to Mbarara City FC
Vipers – Last five results
- Drew 1-1 with Express FC
- Beat Paidha Black Angels 2-1
- Won 1-0 against Police FC
- Beat BUL FC 3-1
- Drew 0-0 against Tooro United.