STARTIMES UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
The Match: Vipers SC v KCCA FC
Date: December 5, 2021
Live on Sanyuka TV
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
More than anything else, tomorrow’s epic faceoff between Vipers SC and KCCA FC at St Mary’s stadium is set to tell the true story of the anticipated pulsating jostle for the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Put succinctly, this is a battle of first and second, with the two sides eager to reignite the duopoly over the league in the last eight years-temporarily interrupted by Express FC last season.
Both teams have been the front runners in Uganda’s top flight division having shared the previous seven league titles amongst themselves with four for Vipers SC and four for KCCA FC.
As it happens, 6 points separate the Venoms from the garbage collectors as at Match Day 9 though the Venoms are a game less thus they will desperately fight for dear life to remain in contention.
KCCA FC and Vipers SC will be meeting for the 33rd time in the league history and the Venoms have an upper hand out of the previous 32 meetings having 13 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses with the visitors slightly ahead in terms of goals with a total of 39 goals against 38 making it a -1 goal difference for the Venoms.
Vipers wins: 13
Goals for: 38
Ever since Vipers SC started using St Mary’s stadium at Kitende as the official home ground in March 2017, KCCA FC is yet to taste victory out of the 4 league fixtures hosted at the venue since then, Vipers counts 2 win, 2 draws and without a loss with a total of 5 goals against 3 however overall, the Venoms will be hosting KCCA FC for the 17th time.
However overall, out of the 16 meetings between the two teams hosted by Vipers, the Venoms have registered 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses scoring 22 goals as well as conceding 22 in the process.
Vipers SC first ever victory over the Kasasiro lads was registered on September 28, 2008 in a 3-1 win at Nakivubo stadium after 6 fruitless attempts from our debut season in the top flight division, it was courtesy of a brace by Yudah Mugalu and one from Samson Ceasar Okhuti while Brian Umony scored KCCA’s consolation strike.
Richard Basangwa, Lawrence Tezikya and Umaru Kyebatala remain long time absentees ruling them out this first round 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 still too early for him.
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