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

Uganda Cup
Monday, May 03
*Vipers SC vs UPDF FC, Kitende @3:30pm

Team News

•Siraje Ssentamu will continue to miss out for Vipers SC as he is still injured.
•Richard Basangwa is also yet to overcome a knock that also saw him miss the first leg so he is once again out.
•Ahmed Amayo also continues to be out through injury but Jacob Okao is back after completing his UACE examinations.
•Shaban Muhammad and Bashir Asiku are still serving an internal suspension.
•Coach Fred Kajoba is expected to make a few changes to his team with the likes of Rashid Toha and Dan Sserunkuma coming in.
•UPDF will once again 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.

Probable Lineups

Vipers SC – Fabian Mutombora (GK), Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Karim Watambala, David Bagoole, Ibrahim Orit, Lawrence Tezikya, Yunus Sentamu, Disan Galiwango.

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

Preview – Venoms Out To Complete UPDF Task

Vipers SC will be out to seal their spot in the Uganda Cup last 8 when they host UPDF at Kitende on Monday.

Fred Kajoba’s side lead 3-1 from the first leg and will be overwhelmingly favourites to go through.

Sitting second in the league, the Venoms are very much eyeing a double this season.

This contest will also help to lift the home side’s confidence especially as they seek a swift return to winning ways having failed to score and win at the St Mary’s Stadium in their last two games against Wakiso Giants FC and Express FC.

Vipers thumped Busoga United 5-1 over two legs in the last 32.

For UPDF, they will be hoping for an unlikely upset on Monday.

Having lost the first leg, they will know it will take a miracle of sorts to reach the next round.

They overcame Arua Hill SC 3-2 on aggregate to reach the last 16.

Match Stats

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season.

Vipers have the upper hand having won all meetings this campaign.

The Venoms have not lost to UPDF in any of their past five fixtures (W4 D1).

The last time they met at Kitende, Vipers won 1-0 in a game that also saw IPDF have two players sent off.

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