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Kitara vs Vipers: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, Stats And How To Watch

Friday, April 16
*Kitara FC Vs Vipers SC, Boma Grounds, Masindi (Live On Sanyuka TV) @4pm
*URA FC Vs BUL FC, Arena of Visions – Bombo @4pm


Team News

•Kitara have back Philip Ssempira who is understood to now be 100% in terms of fitness.
•Goalkeeper Hallington Musoke, Oscar Muhinzi and Duncan Sseamula are also available and pushing for starts.
•Vipers will have Ibrahim Orit back from suspension after missing the win against Busoga United due to accumulation of yellow cards.
•Fabien Mutombora starts his three-match suspension after he was sent off for punching Aziz Kayondo at the end of the Busoga game.
•Milton Karisa who came off the bench in the last game is pushing for a start in this one.
•Ahmed Amayo has been struggling with an injury of late and he is expected to continue to be out.
•Siraje Ssentamu is expected to return after missing the last game due to injury.


Probable Lineups

Kitara FC – Emmanuel Olio(GK), Edison Agondeza, Isaac Tumusiime, Musa Doca, Vincent Kasoki, Rodgers Lwebuga, Peter Olero, Ronald Kyamanywa, Daniel Ekoyu, Maxwell Owachgiu, Yasin Mubiru.

Vipers SC – Bashir Ssekagya (GK), Paul Willa, Livingston Mulondo, Aziz Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Dissan Galiwango, Karim Watambala, David Bagoole, Joseph Dhata, Yunus Ssentamu, Caesar Manzoki.


Preview – Venoms Out For Easy Win To Maintain Title Charge

Vipers SC will resume their defence of the title on Friday in arguably their easiest game of the season so far, if the table is to go by.

Against the bottom side, Fred Kajoba’s side will know that anything short of a victory will be unwelcome by the Venoms faithful.

Vipers have been in scintillating form of late as they have won all their last five competitive games since losing to URA FC on match-day 14.

Three of those victories have come in the league as they have scored 8 goals in the process without conceding.

As a result, they have moved back on top of the standings with 39 points, level with URA but with a better goal difference.

With their defence improving of late, it is hard to see Kitara stopping them and with URA at home in their fixture on match-day 18, their is no room for error for the Venoms or else they risk letting the Tax Collectors return to the top of the log.

Kitara have been awful in their first ever top flight campaign and they look destined for an immediate return to the Big League.

After 17 games, they sit bottom of the log with just five points and there are clear indications that they will not be able to climb out of the bottom three by the end of the season.

Kitara’s main issue has been conceding so many goals and they have already let in 47, the second worst record in the league behind MYDA (48).

The are currently on a five game losing streak since beating Wakiso Giants towards the end of the first round.

The only positive for them is that they have been scoring goals of late, netting 10 times in their last six league outings.

They will however need to score more and produce a defensive masterclass if they are to take anything away from the game on Friday.


The Stats

This will be just the second meeting between the two sides in history.

The first saw Vipers beat Kitara 2-1 earlier in the season with Dan Sserunkuma coming off the bench to score the winning goal.


How To Watch

The game will be live on Sanyuka TV.

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