Pilsner Super 8 Cup Finals 2019
Vipers vs. KCCA, 3pm
Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Stadium
Fans will be treated to an exciting Pilsner Super 8 Cup final by the two of the finest outfits in Ugandan football on Sunday afternoon at the Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Vipers have looked a better side compared to last term after adding new players in their fold hence making them the team to beat going into the new campaign.
Coach Mike Mutebi’s KCCA side have been the most on form team in the off season following heroics at the Cecafa Kagame Club Championships in Kigali and Caf Champions League having secured progress to the First Round 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-0 win over Namibian franchise African Stars.
The Lugogo side also won the inaugural title last year but Vipers are determined to put their resolve to a stern test this time around.
The last two meetings between them in competitions outside the league have gone in favour of the Kasasiro Boys. KCCA edged Vipers in the FUFA Super Cup last year 4-2 on post-match penalties and had earlier defeated the latter 1-0 in the Uganda Cup final in Bukedea, Eastern Uganda.
The Venoms, however, have a spring in their step and will be intent to avenge their previous losses.
“We are fired up and have done everything well to be at the finals for the first time. We are playing a good side but we are not bothered by their recent good run. They should expect the best from us and this is the perfect time.”Head Coach Edward Golola, Vipers SC
The Venoms displayed a high tempo and attacking game in their semifinal clash with Mbarara City earlier this month and the same is expected from the Kitende outfit on Sunday.
Golola’s side missed last year’s Super 8 competition but will be aiming to win it on their debut appearance as they look to add another trophy to their cabin.
Vipers last won any piece of silverware in 2017-18 season when they picked up the topflight league and winning the Pilsner Super 8 will psychologically boost the Venoms ahead of their opening league showdown with Bright Stars next week.
A handful of players; Rashid Toha, Muhammad Shaban and Ashraf Mugume will have to pass 11th hour tests if they’re to have a say in the finale whereas Geoffrey Wasswa (knee injury) and Livingstone Mulondo (stress fracture) will have to watch from the sidelines.
But coach Golola will still be spoilt for choice as his has a bubbly young squad buzzing with enthusiasm and eager to impress including the talented trio of Denis Mwemezi, Allan Kayiwa and Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye.