StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Vipers SC v Kyetume FC

4pm | St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) action returned earlier on Tuesday after a three-week festive season break and there is no doubt that the fans will be more than excited to watch and cheer their teams, especially in this final round of the 2019/2020 campaign.

Vipers SC play their first match of the newdecade when they host Kyetume FC at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende in their first Second Round fixture this Friday (January 10).

Evergreen Dan Sserunkuma and youngster Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye in a one on one contest during training.

The Venoms will not view this game with consternation given that they defeated the same team 2-1 a month ago away at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole despite the visitors giving the Kitende boys a run for their money.

More-so, coach Edward Golola’s side can take inspiration from the fact that they’re at the summit of the table standings – 36 points with a game in hand – and can forthwith keep the pressure off themselves with victory on Friday evening.

The Venoms have had everything going their way especially against the newly promoted teams. Both Proline FC and Wakiso Giants FC fell in the opening round at the ‘Home of Champions’ and Kyetume’s visit serves another chance for the hosts to maintain their unbeaten home record. 

Left back Farouk Musisi going through his paces in training.

At the back end of 2019, striker Fahad Bayo was in great form and the Venoms technical bench will be hopeful that the gigantic forward can pick it up from where he stopped since the team will be relying on him to lead the attack.

The arrival of Paul Mucureezi from Mbarara City FC last week is another huge boost as well as some other fresh faces brought in from the academy, St Mary’s Boarding Secondary School who are waiting to make a bow at the Kitende fortress.

New signing Paul Mucureezi is in contention to make his Venoms debut.

Many fans will be eager to see how Golola lines up his Starting XI against the Slaughterers.

“We have prepared ourselves well knowing that this campaign is not easy. Its going to be tough and we need to be ready for anything. The team has also one or two new faces that are charged and motivated to give their best. They’re ready to be unleashed.”

Vipers SC Coach, Edward Golola

Team News:

New signing Mucureezi, an attacking midfielder and jet-heeled winger, is fit as a fiddle and expected to make his Vipers debut.

Youthful midfielder Bobos Byaruhanga has a slight knock picked during training and will have to beat a late fitness test.

Bobos Byaruhanga will have to undergo a late fitness test to determine his fate.

This game has also come a little too early for the pair of Bashir Asiku and Abraham Ndugwa who are yet to fully recover from from injuries although the latter returned to light training and could be available for our next match against Proline FC.

Vipers, however, continue to be without striker Shaban Muhammad and Livingstone Mulondo, who are under rehabilitation following surgeries.

But coach Golola does surely have enough ammunition to hurt tough battling Kyetume FC.

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One reply on “Vipers v Kyetume: The Brief”

  1. You haven’t given us news about the Toha Rashid. Has he returned to full training and if So, is he ready to feature tomorrow?

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