UPL

Vipers Vs URA: Depleted Venoms Face Uphill Task

Tuesday, November 12
*Vipers Vs URA FC – 4PM

Vipers, without key players, face a big battle to overcome their bogey side URA FC on match-day 14 of the StarTimes UPL on Tuesday.

The table toppers (30 points) will be seeking to extend lead against Sam Ssimbwa’s URA who are 10th with 14 points.

The Venoms have two players on the National team (Uganda Cranes) that is preparing to face Burkina Faso and Malawi in AFCON qualifiers – Captain Halid Lwaliwa and leading goalscorer Fahad Bayo.

Karim Watambala and Bobosi Byaruhanga will be starting their UACE Exams while Frank Zaga Tumwesigye lacks match fitness according to the club’s website.

URA FC players celebrating at Kitende last season.

Shaban Mohammed and Livingston Mulondo are still sidelined.

Versatile Geoffrey Wasswa, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Abram Ndugwa and Ashraf Mugume who have got few minutes this season, are expected to play a big part on Tuesday.

Allan Kayiwa, Dan Mzee Sserunkuma and Brian Kalumba are expected to carry the team’s burden going forward.

URA FC Hoping For History To Repeat Self

URA FC has been victorious in their last two visits to St Mary’s, Kitende and will be hoping for similar fortunes.

Shafic Kagimu and Victor Kilama scored for URA while Hamis Kizza brought one back for Vipers last season.

In 2017, Milton Kariisa’s goal was a consolation as Vipers lost 2-1 with Kagimu and Henry Kisekka on target for the Tax collectors.

In fact, URA (2) and SC Villa are the only two teams to win at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

The Venoms have scored in each of their last 15 league games at home since the goalless draw against Tooro United in December 29, 2018.

Last meetings

2018/19
*Vipers 1-2 URA
*URA 1-1 Vipers

2017/18
*URA 0-1 Vipers
*Vipers 1-2 URA

2016/17
*Vipers 1-0 URA
*URA 1-1 Vipers

2015/16
*Vipers 1-1 URA
*URA 3-2 Vipers

2014/15
*Vipers 2-2 URA
*URA 2-2 Vipers

2013/14
*Vipers 0-0 URA
*URA 0-0 Vipers

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