Kajoba watches during Vipers training
Tuesday, January 28
*Mbarara City Vs Vipers – 4PM (Bombo)
*Onduparaka Vs Busoga – 4:30PM (Arua)
*Kyetume Vs KCCA – 4:30PM (Mighty Arena, Jinja)
*Proline Vs Police FC – 4:00PM (Lugogo)
*Tooro United Vs URA – 4:30PM (Fort Portal)
Wednesday, January 29
*Villa Vs Express – 4:00PM (Namboole)
*BUL Vs Wakiso – 4:30PM (Njeru)
*Bright Stars Vs Maroons – 4:30PM (Kavumba)
New Vipers coach Fred Kajoba will be eyeing a perfect start when his side take a short trip to Bombo to face hosts Mbarara City FC.
Kajoba was unveiled as Vipers coach on Sunday morning with the longevity of his contract at the club undisclosed, and there will be no room for errors for the new gaffer.
His predecessor Edward Golola left the club atop the log with 42 points, four above second placed KCCA FC – However, the Venoms were eliminated from Uganda Cup by Kajjansi United.
“We are still in the lead and not under any pressure ahead of our next games,” Kajoba told the club website.
“We are focused on working to give the team the best and the boys are fired up for this cause.”
Facing Mbarara City FC as your first opponent is not one task any coach will fancy, but Kajoba, who is a staunch catholic, will be hoping for better fortunes in Bombo.
However, this is a fixture they should win given their next four games in the league include KCCA FC and URA not to mention a trip to wounded BUL FC.
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Vipers will be banking on former Mbarara player Paul Mucureezi who scored on his debut. Mucu scored two goals for Mbarara in the first round.
The club will be welcoming back captain Halid Lwaliwa who lost his Mother last week while youngster Karim Watambala is also in contention to start.
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Mbarara will be without Jude Ssemugambi due to a tooth injury, the club has reported. Bamba Soulyamane is serving suspension after accumulating yellow cards while Magandaazi Ibrahim makes it to the squad list for the first time this season.
Brian Ssenyondo’s Ankole Lions sit 20 points below the log leaders but a 2-1 away win against Kakira United in Uganda Cup gave the side morale after falling 1-0 to Busoga United in the league.
Mbarara held Vipers 2-2 in the reverse fixture at Kitende and this further increase their levels of confidence going into Tuesday’s encounter.
*Vipers 2-2 Mbarara
*Mbarara 0-0 Vipers
*Vipers 1-1 Mbarara
*Vipers 2-0 Mbarara
*Mbarara 0-1 Vipers