StarTimes Uganda Premier League Tomorrow (February 26, 2019)
Onduparaka FC v Vipers SC
Greenlight Stadium | 4PM

Vipers sports club is already in Arua for a clash with Onduparaka hoping to write another chapter in their unbeaten away record which has lasted for over a year.

The Venoms last tasted defeat away against KCCA with a 3-1 loss in 2017 and since then, they are unbeaten in 17 matches but how long can they hold this, will be probed by the Caterpillars tomorrow afternoon.

The reigning champions look to reduce the gap deficit on KCCA whom they currently trail by 4 points thus winning in Arua further boosts the team confidence ahead of Express FC’s visit at the St Mary’s stadium.

Its going to be the sixth meeting between the two on field sworn enemies with Vipers commanding superiority as they have managed 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss out of the previous 5 matches.

The Opposition:

Onduparaka started the season very well but have registered inconsistent results since the turn of 2019 however the victory over Mbarara City in their last match, is a timely boost regarding confidence levels thus home fans expect a spirited fight from the Caterpillars.

The West Nile based side currently occupy 6th position on the league log having garnered 30 points a whopping 11 behind Vipers thus will be looking to reduce the points tally.

On a negative note, Onduparaka will miss the services of their two influential players in Rashid Okocha and Ceaser Okhuti who won’t play any part in the fixture through suspension.

Last meeting at Greenlight
Onduparaka 0-0 Vipers

The three time Uganda premier league champions went into the fixture having lost 1-0 to same opponents on their first visit at Greenlight stadium however a spirited fight earned Vipers a vital point which proved crucial at the end of the league.

Team News:

Vipers coach Michael Nam Ouma comes into this match after the loss of his father however he has since put aside that misery to concentrate on picking maximum points against the Caterpillars.

Dan Sserunkuma could return to the starting lineup after earning a deserved rest in the 3-0 triumph over Bright Stars last Friday as he seeks to rediscover his scoring boots having last registered a goal in a 1-1 stalemate with URA.

Steven Mukwala got on the score sheet for the Venoms last week meaning the youthful forward is certain to keep his place in the starting team.

Joseph Janjali makes his way back to the squad after sitting out of the last home game joining Tito Okello, Hamis Kiiza, Mukwala and Sserunkuma as the strikers who will be tasked with unlocking Onduparaka’s defence with goals.

Yayo Lutimba and Moses Waiswa were dropped for the third straight time as competition for starting slots on the team hots up.

Geofrey Wasswa and Livingstone Mulondo who were both on the score sheet in the first round fixture at Kitende are unavailable through injuries as they continue their recovery. Wasswa opened the score in the 47th minute with a spectacular chip before Mulondo sealed the win with a rocketing header in the 73rd minute.

Vipers last 2 away matches at Onduparaka

2016/17: Onduparaka 1-0 Vipers
2017/18: Onduparaka 0-0 Vipers


Vipers last 5 league matches

  • Beat Bright Stars 3-0
  • Drew 1-1 against Tooro United
  • Lost 3-1 to SC Villa
  • Beat Nyamityoboora 1-0
  • Beat Kirinya Jinja SS 1-0

Onduparaka last 5 league matches

  • Beat Mbarara City 2-1
  • Drew 0-0 with URA
  • Drew 0-0 against Kirinya Jinja s.s
  • Lost 1-0 to KCCA
  • Drew 1-1 with Brightstars

What Coach Micheal Nam Ouma says:

“We will play for a positive result. We have to be at our best to get the best result. My team has great potential”

Michael Nam Ouma, Vipers tactician