UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE:
Vipers vs KCCA
venue. St Mary’s stadium.
Broadcast. Sanyuka TV.
Sports club vipers host KCCA fc in an exciting game that could determine the champion at the end of the season . They will be battling for three points that could determine the destiny of the trophy .
Vipers will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of ladder to eight points and keep their hopes of winning the fourth league tittle alive when they take on second placed and potential tittle challenger KCCA fc at st Mary’s stadium this evening.
The venoms are on top of the table standings with 49 points ,five points above KCCA who have garnered 44 points from 21 matches. However things could change if the garbage collectors claim bragging rights in today’s game . KCCA has a chance to close the gap to two points and keep the sight of the table leaders but that looks like a mountain to climb at Kitende where Vipers has lost just one game in this campaign.
Both clubs have met 29 times and they are still tied in terms of wins with either side winning 11 times and they have drawn on 7 occasions.
KCCA is unbeaten in their last four (4) meetings with the venoms . Kasasiro boys have won 2 and drawn 2 .
Last season both encounters ended in 1-1 all draw and in this season reverse fixture KCCA fc condemned the table leaders to 1-0 defeat at lugogo Star Times stadium.
Milton Kalisa is expected to start after completing the transfer from Moroccan side Moulidia.
Vipers welcome back their campaign top scorer Fahad Bayo after suspension and that leaves head coach Fred Kajoba with a headache on who will partner the towering forward as he has to choose between Dan Serunkuma and their last game hat trick hero Tito Okello.
Still in midfield they will be boosted by the return of Siraje Sentamu and youngster Karim Watambala to full fitness.
In defence Captain Halid Lwaliwa comes but they will miss Farouk Musisi who is injured and Ali Kayondo will sit out after accumulating 3 yellow cards.
Coach Mike Mutebi will look to former Vipers players that is Mike Mutyaba, Keziron Kizito, Erisha Ssekisambu and Sam Ssenyonjo to inspire the rest against their former side.
KCCA fc will miss Jurua Monday who is sick , Samuel Kato ,Sadat Anaku and John Revita who have minor injuries.