Match: Vipers SC v Soltilo Bright Stars FC
Date: March 2nd, 2022
Time: 4pm | Live On TV 
Venue: St Mary’s stadium

Paul Kiwanuka is a face that many at Vipers SC will know from the recent past. He was an assistant coach under Fred Kajoba before becoming caretaker during the 2020/21 season.

He is now in his second spell at Soltilo Bright Stars FC who visit St. Mary Stadium, Kitende on Wednesday for a StarTimes Uganda Premier League clash with Vipers SC.

The Venoms have a chance to open a four-point gap at the top of the standings over KCCA FC with victory against a plucky side who are currently at the wrong end of the table. 

In the first round meeting at Kavumva Recreation Grounds, a lone Yunus Sentamu strike gave Vipers SC a 1-0 victory. That’s an indicator that this will be another close game for Coach Robertinho Oliviera. 

Looking ahead to the game, the Brazilian tactician said: “We have prepared well for tomorrow’s match. And l know the opponent having played him twice but we are going out to fight for three points.” 

Vipers and Soltilo Bright Stars will be meeting for the 17th time in the league with the Venoms superior having won 9 times, drawn 7 and without any loss in the previous 16 encounters, we have scored 17 goals against 4.

Head to Head

Meetings: 16
Vipers wins: 9
Draws: 7
Goals for: 17
Goals against: 4
Points: 36

Soltilo Bright Stars has never beaten Vipers in a competitive fixture hence will be looking for their first ever win over the four time champions. 

Previous 6 meetings between the two teams at Vipers home ground.

2014/15:- Vipers 0-0 Soltilo Bright Stars

2015/16:- Vipers 1-0 Soltilo Bright Stars

2016/17:- Vipers 1-1 Soltilo Bright Stars

2017/18:- Vipers 3-2 Soltilo Bright Stars

2018/19:- Vipers 3-0 Soltilo Bright Stars

2019/20:- Vipers 2-0 Soltilo Bright Stars

Team News:

Cesar Manzoki is back in the squad after sitting out the 3-1 win over Kalongo United FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup with minor knocks.

This fixture comes too early for midfielders Bright Anukani and Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye who just recovered from hamstrings.

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