Saturday, March 6
*Mbarara City vs Vipers SC – Kakyeka (Live on Sanyuka TV), 1pm
*Soltilo Bright Stars FC vs Onduparaka – Kavumba, 4pm
*BUL vs Wakiso Giants – Bugembe
*SC Villa vs Police FC – Bombo
- Mbarara will be without captain Hillary Mukundane who is suspended for accumulated yellow cards. Souleymane Bamba, Bashir Mutanda, Solomon Okwalinga and Raymond Onyai are also ruled out due to injuries.
- Fullback Stephen Othieno returns and is available for selection
- Vipers have Dissan Galiwango suspended for accumulated cards.
- Denis Kiggundu and Milton Karisa are still sidelined while Aziz Kayondo and Bobosi Byaruhanga are among Vipers players at AFCON U20 championship.
Mbarara City – Muhammad Ssekeba, Stephen Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa, Saidi Byekwaso, Pistis Barenge, Ronald Edwok, Jude Ssemugabi, Swaliq Bebe, Wol Makueth, Henry Kitegenyi
Vipers – Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Rashid Toha, Siraje Ssentamu, Karim Watambala, Paul Mucurezi, Ceaser Manzoki, Yunus Ssentamu, Ibrahim Orit.
How To Watch – You can catch the game live on Sanyuka TV, kicking off at 1pm.
Preview: ‘Old Boys’ Return Home
Mbarara City FC will play host to Vipers SC in a StarTimes UPL TV game on Saturday at Kakyeka Stadium.
The defending champions visit Mbarara with two familiar faces – Paul Mucureezi and Ibrahim Orit who joined the Venoms from the home side.
There will be no room for errors as Vipers seek to return to the summit with a win.
The Venoms sit a place and a point below leaders Express who needed a Frank Kalanda penalty to overcome struggling Busoga United at Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.
The Venoms are in fine form and recently beat Bright Stars 2-0 to record their fourth straight win as they remain unbeaten this term.
Their away form has seen them win at Busoga United and Onduparaka, and shared spoils thrice.
Mbarara City on the other hand, have a couple of missing players headlined by captain Hilary Mukundane.
They will continue to be without head coach Brian Ssenyondo who was suspended, and now in Morocco with Uganda Cubs at AFCON U17 championship.
The club has reportedly approached Livingston Mbabazi for an offer but Sadiq Ssempigi will remain on touchline for now.
Mbarara come into this fixture on the back of a 3-1 loss to Police, in a game they could have picked a point after going up first.
They return to Kakyeka where they beat Kyetume for their first win at home this season, and their second overall after they edges Kitara at Kavumba.
With 10 points after 11 games, Mbarara City sit 13th, just a place above the red zone and the club must start collecting points if they are to survive the drop this time.
Head To Head
*Mbarara 0-0 Vipers
*Vipers 2-2 Mbarara
*Mbarara 0-0 Vipers
*Vipers 1-1 Mbarara
*Vipers 2-0 Mbarara
*Mbarara 0-1 Vipers