StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Vipers v Kirinya-Jinja SSS FC

St Mary’s stadium | 4PM

Vipers will hope to start February on a high after recording only two victories in all competitions in the past month.

A cup win over Kansai Plascon and a 3-0 thrashing of Onduparaka in the Star Times Uganda Premier League were the only positives for the Venoms who must react as fast as the resumption of the league’s second round.

How the reigning league champions show up against Kirinya Jinja SSS FC on Friday evening will matter a lot.

Kirinya Jinja play host to Vipers in what promises to be a fascinating clash at the St Mary’s stadium.

Michael Nam Ouma’s men are eager to return to their winning ways after collecting just 2 points out of a possible six from two breathless one all draws with URA FC and Mbarara City FC at Namboole and Kitende respectively.

A stern test awaits the hosts who play a tricky opponent and Michael Ouma agrees his charges resolve will be probed.

“It will be a tough tie where we shall need maturity, character and so much determination to win. Victory is what the team needs especially after dropping points in the last games.”

Michael Nam Ouma, Vipers SC Coach

Despite Vipers remaining the only unbeaten side in the league, their conversion rate in the final third of the pitch is still wanting hence a convincing win tomorrow will be much needed.

A win will see Vipers close the gap on KCCA to just 3 points and improve their confidence ahead of a trip to Kakyeka stadium next Tuesday where they play Nyamityobora FC.

Team News:

Bashir Asiku is just recovering from an ankle injury after he resumed training this week hence will be unavailable to feature but could be back in contention for the home encounter against SC Villa.

Tito Okello maybe selected in the match day squad after shaking off a knock he picked in the 1-1 draw with Mbarara City.

The lanky forward missed the corresponding fixture in Jinja after he was dropped by then Coach Javier Martinez Espinoza.

Halid Lwaliwa is back after missing the last two games through a rib injury.

The solid center back will partner the workaholic Livingstone Mulondo in defence while Geofrey Wasswa may be given a different role.