StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Vipers vs URA
4:00pm (Live on Sanyuka TV)
St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
There were no changes at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table following the last time we were in action and KCCA FC.
Following a thrilling barren draw against Mbarara City FC at Kakyeka stadium last week on Wednesday, we return to the field tomorrow knowing that if we falter, the Venoms will further slide away from defending the title.
At 50 points, we are six behind KCCA with four matches to go. Failure for us to pick maximum points against a bogey URA side would leave the Kasasiro boys a clearer run to the title.
In the previous 27 meetings, Vipers has won 5, drawn 11 and lost 11 times scoring 26 goals conceding 34 in the process.
Last meeting: URA 1-1 Vipers
Despite the fixture against URA being seen as a bogey encounter for the Venoms, we actually salvaged a point in the first round in Namboole stadium through Dan Sserunkuma’s strike after Shafik Kagimu had put the tax collectors ahead.
Midfielder Moses Waiswa, who didn’t make the trip to Mbarara for the previous match is out nursing a foot injury.
Halid Lwaliwa is also still out with a groin injury he picked against KCCA FC.
Daniel Sserunkuma is suspended for this tie having accumulated three yellow cards as while as having an ankle injury.
Yayo Lutimba, who missed the previous match through suspension returns in the match squad and Tito Okello – who bounces back after serving his two weeks suspension by the club for indiscipline.
Vipers SC – Last 5 league results
- Drew 0-0 against Mbarara City FC
- Drew 1-1 with KCCA FC
- Beat Maroons FC 2-0 in Kitende
- Lost 2-1 to Ndejje University FC
- Won 2-0 against Express FC
URA FC – Last 5 league results
- Lost 1-0 to Bright Stars FC
- Drew 1-1 with Nyamityoboora
- Won 1-0 against Express FC
- Won 2-0 away to Paidah Black Angels
- Drew 1-1 with BLU FC
The fight is still on. We want to ensure that we manage our remaining games on a positive note, and we have not lost hope because with four games to go, that is 12 points. And the guys ahead, KCCA; they are six points ahead, so anything can happen in the four games. So the battle is still on.Michael Nam Ouna, Vipers head coach