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Vipers Vs Wakiso Giants: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Tuesday, April 20
*Vipers Vs Wakiso Giants
*BUL Vs UPDF
*Kyetume Vs Busoga United (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Onduparaka Vs MYDA
*Bright Stars Vs Express
*Police Vs Kitara


Team News:

  • Vipers will continue to be without suspended goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora
  • Striker Caesar Manzoki is back after missing the trip to Kitara and so are Siraje Ssentamu, Abram Ndugwa and Lawrence Tezikya.
  • Wakiso Giants welcome back goalkeeper Samson Kirya from one match suspension
  • Forward Viane Ssekajugo still suspended while defender Edward Satulo is a long term absentee.

Probable Lineups

Vipers SC – Bashir Ssekagya, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Livingston Mulondo, Dissan Galiwango, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Karim Watambala, David Bagoole, Ibrahim Orit, Milton Karisa, Yunus Ssentamu

Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya, Fahad Kawooya, Hassan Wasswa Dazo, Simon Namwanja, Geriga Atendele, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Tom Masiko, Ibrahim Kasule, Ivan Bogere, Pius Kaggwa, Ashraf Mugume

Preview – No Room For Error

Vipers cannot afford to drop even a single point when they host Wakiso Giants on Tuesday before joint leaders URA FC play a day later.

The side has won all their home games at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende and will once again fancy their chances against a struggling Wakiso, as they seek to tighten grip atop.

“We are working extremely hard to improve our game both on home turf and away,” said Vipers coach Fred Kajoba as quoted by the club website.

“It is not something easy because each game comes with different dimensions but we are impressed so far.

“I don’t want to pay so much attention to the home record, instead I want to focus on a game at a time plus other tasks ahead of us. If we can keep doing things better and manage every situation, then victory over our opponents will be a possibility.”

The first meeting ended one all, with Viane Ssekajugo scoring to cancel out an early opener from Shaban Muhammed.

Last season at Kitende, Fahad Bayo’s goal was the difference as Vipers squeezed out a hard fought victory, and the sides later shared spoils at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, in a game headlined by Bayo’s controversial red card.

The Stats

Vipers SC

  • Vipers lead the 16-team log with 42 points having won 13, drawn 3 and lost 2
  • They have won four league games in a row since falling 2-1 away to URA
  • They have won all their nine home games in the league this season.

Wakiso Giants FC

  • Wakiso are 13th, six above relegation, with 19 points having won 3, drawn 10 and lost 5
  • They beat Onduparaka in their last league game to end a five-game winless run in the league
  • On the road in the league, they have collected 10 points out of a possible 27.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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