The Brief: Vipers SC v Busoga United FC

StarTimes Uganda Premier league
Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 4pm
Venue: St. Mary’s stadium

It is only a week since Vipers SC faced Busoga United FC at the St Mary’s Stadium, a place where the winning 3-0 and subsequently advancing to the round of 16 of this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup edition.

The two sides now shift their focus to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday evening – the Venoms beat Busoga United 5-3 away in Njeru last December in the first round and will be keen to complete a double when they face off in Kitende.

Having secured their place in the last 16 in the Uganda Cup, the hosts’ confidence is high and there is hopefully a good omen at the St Mary’s Stadium where they have not lost domestic match this season.

The chances for Vipers head coach Fred Kajoba to rotate his squad isn’t as plentiful as we would have liked, not necessarily because of the injuries but he is cautious of changing a winning team hence only one or two changes may be possible.

“We are glad to have a good start in the Uganda Cup but we have to keep calm and focused and also stay in contention for both competitions.” said Kajoba.

“Going into this game requires a lot concentration because we are facing the same team for the third time in about eight days. They will want to exploit various avenues to score but we have to be tight, quick and active and make sure we win this tie.”

Head-To-Head:

20/12/2020: Busoga United 3-5 Vipers SC
05/05/2020: Vipers v Busoga (Cancelled)

02/11/2019: Busoga United 0-1 Vipers SC
01/02/2019: Vipers SC 1-0 Busoga United
30/10/2018: Busoga United 2-2 Vipers

Busoga United have won their last four league matches in succession.

They beat Kitara, MYDA, Onduparaka and Wakiso Giants, therefore the visitors will be seeking their fifth victory and first triumph over Vipers at Kitende.

Vipers have not failed to score in any of their home league games this season, the Venoms have found the back of the net 20 times in the 8 games so far played in Kitende.

Team News:

Milton Karisa is in line to make his first appearance of 2021 after fully recovering from a thigh torn muscle injury. The forward last played in Njeru last December in his side’s 5-3 victory over Busoga United and scored.

Cesar Manzoki was rested during last Friday’s Uganda Cup match and is expected to lead the striking line for the reigning champions.

Siraje Sentamu limped off with a knock in Njeru but is back and will be available for selection.

Ahmed Amayo is our with injury he picked in the Uganda Cup game last Friday.

Copyright 2021 Vipers Sports Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.viperssc.co.ug as the source.

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