Ndejje University v Vipers: the brief

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Tuesday 5th March, 2019

Ndejje University Vs Vipers SC

4.30pm

Arena of Visions – Bombo

Vipers sports club will continue to do the chasing as they travel to the Arena of Visions tomorrow for a crucial Startimes Uganda premier league game against Ndejje University at 4:30pm.

This could be nerve shredding encounter as it particularly carries extra significance for both teams therefore it will be fascinating to see the personnel Micheal Ouma selects after acknowledging how hugely important this trip to Luweero is in the bid to retain the league title.

Influential stars Taddeo Lwanga (left) and Halid Lwaliwa going through their final paces ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Ndejje.

The Venoms go into fixture on the back of a morale boosting victory over Express but laging three achievable points behind leaders KCCA with 8 games to play hence winning every game remains the primary target.

With the table leaders playing 24 hours later after this match, Vipers desperately need a win to temporarily move joint top as we look with optimism to KCCA’s own assignment away to Tooro United on Wednesday.

Midfielder Brian Nkuubi looking charged up for tomorrow’s game.

The Opposition:

Ndejje University are languishing in 14th position at 16 points with only 4 wins out of 22 games played as relegation looms large over their heads thus they are under immense pressure having lost 3-0 away at Bright Stars last Saturday to compile more complications in the struggle for survival.

Head Coach Raymond Komakech will be hoping his charges can bounce back with a win over the charging visitors who incidentally are unbeaten in 18 away matches and increasingly improving each passing game.

Although Ndejje University has lost 5, drawn 2 with only 3 wins out of the 10 home matches they have played, what cannot be denied is that this fixture remains hugely important to them in own quest to survive relegation hence will approach it with determination thus it would be negligent for Vipers to rest on their laurels, its a do or die engagement.

The home side will be without Francis Onekalit who is on loan from Vipers thus outlawed since he can’t face his mother club as per the regulations.

Together with Nyamityoboora, Ndejje University have conceded the most

number of goals than any other team in the league implying their defence leaks 2 goals per game and they have scored the second least number of goals 16 to be exact & only 3 more than bottom placed Paidha Black Angels.

Team News:

Vipers assistant captain Geofrey Wasswa remains sidelined as he will have to undergo a scan after a recurrence of a knee injury following a return to training a few days back.

Livingstone Mulondo is another absentee at a crucial moment of the season after suffering a knee injury against Tooro United, however, he is expected to resume light training later in the week.

Abraham Ndugwa and Halid Lwaliwa have a light moment before going through their paces.

Other than the above two players together with Bashir Sekagya, the rest of the squad is healthy and available for selection as the battle to recapture the league trophy intensifies.

Dan Sserunkuma rediscovered the scoring form with a brace against Express FC last Friday hence raring to add on his tally as he fights to keep the golden boot won last season thus will be expected to lead the striking line for Vipers.

Last meeting at Kitende:

Vipers 1-0 Ndejje University

This is going to be the second league encounter between the two clubs with Vipers slightly ahead having won the last meeting 1-0 after the students gave a good account of themselves before falling to a late Davis Kasirye strike.

Form:

Vipers last 5 league matches:

  • Beat Express FC 2-0
  • Drew 0-0 against Onduparaka FC
  • Beat Bright Stars FC 3-0
  • Drew 1-1 with Tooro United
  • Lost 3-1 to SC Villa

Ndejje University last 5 league matches:

  • Lost 3-0 to Bright Stars FC
  • Lost 1-0 to Express FC
  • Won 4-3 against Tooro United
  • Beat Maroons 1-0
  • Lost 2-1 to URA FC

What the Coach had to say:

“I said before that every match for us is like a final so every game is important therefore I’m confident and hopeful my players can make this happen”.

Micheal Nam Ouma, Vipers head coach

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