Proline v Vipers: the brief

Pilsner Super 8 Tournament 

July 31

Proline vs Vipers 

4pm, StarTimes Stadium (Lugogo)

Defender Halid Lwaliwa believes the team is set for the showdown with Proline FC on Wednesday evening.

Vipers take on Proline at the StarTimes stadium where the winner qualifies for the semi finals and stand a chance to win the Fufa Super 8 tournament, and the Venoms skipper says they are not taking this match lightly.

“We have to challenge for everything that is there to win this time. We play a good opponent who will give us a big test but we are prepared and ready to give them a real fight,” Lwaliwa said.

“We have been preparing for this moment and we know it’s a knock out competition, therefore this is the perfect platform for all of us to define ourselves.”

This is Vipers maiden appearance in the Super 8 tournament after missing the first edition last year.

Having made some changes both in the playing and technical staff, newly appointed head coach Edward Golola will be targeting to test the new players and see how best they can suite in his system.

The previous visit at Lugogo ended in a 2-1 win in favour of Proline FC who knocked us out of the Uganda Cup.

Team News:

Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya who missed most of last season through injury returns to the team fold.

Tom Masiko, Allan Kayiwa and Paul Willa are on national duty with the Uganda Cranes and won’t be considered for this game.

New signings, Rashid Toha and Denis Mwemezi are also doubtful while Henry Kitegenyi may make his debut for the Venoms since joining from Kansai Plascon FC last month.

Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye is back from loan at Express and is available for selection as well as newly promoted youngsters Ahmed Amayo and Karim Watambara from our feeder St Mary’s Kitende 

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