UPDF vs Vipers: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Saturday 1st May 2021
*Express vs URA, Wankulukuku @3pm
*Onduparaka vs SC Villa, Arua @4pm
*UPDF vs Vipers, Bombo @4pm

Team News

•UPDF will be without Kalumba Brian and Thembo Ibrahim as they are both ineligible to face their parent club.
•Dickens Okwir is also unavailable to face his former employers as he is nursing a head injury the he sustained against Busoga United in the League.
•Long term absentee Simon Mbazira is still out along with goalkeeper Kisembo Douglas who is not yet fully fit to feature.
•Vice Captain Ibrahim Wammanah and Goalkeeper Waswa Yusuf will face late fitness tests.
•Vipers welcome back Fabien Mutombora and Abraham Ndugwa while Siraje Sentamu is still out due to an injury
•Shaban Muhammad and Bashir Asiku still serving internal suspensions.

Probable Line ups

UPDF FC – Kibowa Eric (GK), James Begesa, Isa Mubiru, Vuni Joseph, Bernard Muwanga, Charles Ssebutinde, Ibrahim Wammanah, ZZinda Hussein, Ezekiel Katende, Brian Kayanja, Alex Kitata.

Vipers – Fabian Mutombora (GK), Paul Willa, Livingston Mulondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Aziz Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Karim Watambala, Ibrahim Orit, Yunus Sentamu, Disan Galiwango.

Preview – Vipers Looking to maintain unbeaten run against UPDF

After collecting five wins and three draws in eight matches against UPDF, Vipers will be looking to extend their unbeaten run against the Army side.

In the league this season, Vipers have already defeated UPDF home and away, winning 1-0 and 3-0 respectively.

To qualify to the Round of 16, UPDF overcame Big League side Arua Hill SC on away goals following a 3-3 on aggregate. The Army side lost 3-2 in Arua and won 1-0 at home.

Vipers on the other side thrashed Busoga United home and away, 5-1 on aggregate after winning 3-0 at Kitende and 2-1 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Match Stats

This will be the ninth meeting between the two sides.

UPDF are yet to win against Vipers in the last eight encounters with the best they have managed so far is three draws.

Head to Head

2nd April 2021
UPDF 0-3 Vipers

13th February 2021
Vipers 1-0 UPDF

25th May 2018
Vipers 4-1 UPDF

15th November 2017
UPDF 1-1 Vipers

20th May 2011
Vipers 2-0 UPDF

6th December 2016
UPDF 1-1 Vipers

27th August 2016
UPDF 1-1 Vipers

22nd August 2015
Vipers 3-0 UPDF

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