StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Tuesday (February 26)

Onduparaka FC v Vipers SC

Greenlight Stadium | 4PM

Vipers sports club will travel more than 300kms north of the country to take on Onduparaka FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League fixture at the Greenlight stadium on Tuesday as they look to close more on leaders KCCA FC.

The Venoms visit Arua for a date with the Caterpillars knowing only a win will be good enough as pursuit of the league title continues to gain momentum towards the last 10 league matches of the season.

  • Field battles between the two clubs started during the 2016/17 football season when the West Nile side joined the top flight league and this fixture marks the 6th time they are facing off.
  • Vipers commands numerical superiority over their bitter rivals with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss out of the previous 5 meetings having scored 9 goals against 2 conceded in the process.

Head to Head
Meetings: 5
Vipers wins: 3
Draws: 1
Losses: 1
Goals for: 9
Against: 2
Points: 10

  • The Venoms will be looking for a maiden win at Greenlight stadium as well as the first ever goal there after failing in the previous two visits to Arua.

Past meetings at Greenlight stadium

2016/17 Onduparaka 1-0 Vipers

2017/18 Onduparaka 0-0 Vipers

  • Vipers will be seeking for a double over their counterparts having won the first round encounter 3-0 at St Mary’s stadium.
  • Onduparaka has not beaten Vipers in the previous 4 league fixtures between the two clubs as their only win happened in our first meeting when a Shaban Muhammed strike settled a closely contested tie in 2016.
  • Vipers come into this fixture on the back of a resounding 3-0 victory over Bright Stars FC while Onduparaka overcame Mbarara City 2-1 away in Mbarara to inflict the first home loss to the Ankole Lions this season.
  • Goalkeeping coach Moses Oloya will be returning to Arua on a different technical bench to face former employers as he joined Vipers from Onduparaka this season.
  • Ahead of this clash, the Venoms occupy 2nd position on the 16 team league table having amassed 41 points while the Caterpillars lie 6th with 30 a whopping 11 points below the Venoms.