The Date: February 12, 2022

The Contest: Vipers SC v Arua Hill SC

The Time: 4:00pm (Live Sanyuka TV)

The Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

Vipers SC will seek a home victory against newcomers Arua Hill Sports Club at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday to consolidate position at the top of the StatTimes Uganda Premier League.

This is only a second meeting in the league between the two sides. Arua Hill won the first through an Alfred Leku goal as the former Vipers striker proved the difference.

Top of the league with 36 points, one ahead of KCCA FC in second, the Venoms will know it’s important to stay ahead of the chasing pack.

Vipers head into this fixture on the back of an impressive winning run after two successive victories on the trot against SC Villa (3-0) and BUL FC (3-1) which enabled us to assume the table leadership.

Arua Hill SC beat Police FC 2-0 in their last fixture at the Barifa stadium, Arua hence will be eager to impress.

Assistant Coach Marcelo Cardoso on whether we want revenge this time around…

“Obviously it was a really tough one to swallow. The way it happened, it was really cruel. After everything we did in the start to the game in Arua, to lose the way we did was unacceptable. But we moved on. We have some feelings towards that team and we want to put it right tomorrow.” explained the Portuguese tactician. 

Team News: 

Second goalkeeper Denis Kiggundu suffered a knee injury in yesterday’s training and won’t be involved in tomorrow’s game. Jack Komakech is recalled to deputize Fabien Mutombora. 

Midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga is still out nursing a muscle injury and is under rehabilitation. 

It is sure to be an exciting battle with Robertinho and Livingstone Mbabazi likely to approach the game in positive fashion but three points to Vipers are key to sustaining our stay at the top.

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