The Match: Gaddafi FC v Vipers SC
Date: December 1st, 2021
Time: 3pm
Live on Sanyuka TV
Venue: Gaddafi Arena, Jinja

There’s always something special about doing anything for the first time and a trip by Vipers SC to newly promoted Gadaffi FC fits that. 

This is the first meeting between the two in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with the Venoms seeking a reaction after the 2-0 home loss to URA FC on Saturday last week. 

The first Venoms engagement with the soldier boys was during the 2021/22 Pre-season friendly in Jinja where we won 2-0, thanks to David Bagoole’s superb two magic strikes. 

The Venoms lie 5th on the league standings 6 points behind leaders KCCA FC with a game in hand thus nothing but three points can keep the momentum on the pacesetters however, Gaddafi FC are not a pushover making this tie an interesting one. 

“Like l said, every match for us is like a final. So, every game is important therefore I’m confident and hopeful we shall bounce back to winning ways.” explained head coach Robertinho. 

Gaddafi FC Last Five Games

Drew with BUL FC 1-1 

Beat Arua Hill 1-0 

Drew with UPDF FC 2-2 

Beat Soltilo Bright Stars 1-0 

Drew with Tooro United 1-1

Vipers SC Last Five Games 

Lost 2-0 to URA FC 

Beat Mbarara City FC 2-1 

Beat Onduparaka FC 1-0 

Drew 2-2 with Express FC

Beat Wakiso Giants 5-0 

Team News

Richard Basangwa, Lawrence Tezikya and Umaru Kyebatala remain long time absentees ruling them out of this game after undergoing surgery and it’s the second round earmarked for their returns. 

The rest of the squad is available for selection save for Yunus Sentamu who returned to training last week from a knee knock hence this tie is too early for him. 

For the first time this season under Robertinho, Allan Kayiwa and Dan Sserunkuma make the 18 man squad that heads to Jinja to face Gaddafi FC. 

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