Vipers Vs Villa: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday, October 20
*BUL Vs Maroons – Njeru
*Kitara Vs KCCA – Masindi
*NEC Vs UPDF – Lugogo
*Vipers Vs Villa – Kitende, 7pm

Team News

  • Vipers might hand new signing Erick Kambale his debut as the forward has taken part in some training sessions and practice games
  • Centre back Hillary Mukundane tore his Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) and will continue to sit out
  • Goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza fractured his left small finger, Ghanian Striker Fumador Asiwome sustained a strain while Allan Okello will not feature the whole first round
  • For Villa, Tabu Oryem and Denis Ojara underwent surgeries and are long term absentees
  • Left back Joseph Kafumbe yet to return to full training
  • Goalkeeper Meddie Kibirige has malaria while Rogers Kiwanuka sidelined with a knock

Probable Lineups

Vipers – Jack Komakech, Ashraf Mandela, Isa Matovu, Patrick Mbowa, Livingston Mulondo, Siraje Sentamu, Abubakar Lawal, Bright Anukani, Yunus Sentamu, Milton Karisa, Eric Kambale

SC Villa – Norman Angufidru, Kenneth Ssemakula, Arnold Odong, Peter Onzima, Elvis Ngonde, Umar Lutalo, Gavin Kizito, Rogers Kiwanuka, Ivan Sserubiri, David Owori

Preview: Battle of Bitter Rivals

Vipers will host rivals SC Villa on match day four of the Uganda Premier League in an eagerly anticipated clash at Kitende.

Vipers, the defending champions, owe their title to SC Villa, who missed out on the 2022/23 championship in a heartbreaking final-day loss to URA.

SC Villa, needing three points to secure the league title, suffered a dramatic defeat against URA on that fateful day.

Subsequently, Vipers triumphed with a resounding 5-0 victory over Busoga United at Kitende, clinching their sixth league title.

Prior to that, the Venoms secured consecutive wins against Gaddafi and Arua Hill but faced a setback with a draw against Mbarara City.

As they prepare for this match under floodlights, Vipers are eager to return to their winning form.

On the other hand, SC Villa’s league campaign began with a loss to Kitara in the opener, followed by a draw against Maroons. However, they bounced back with a convincing 3-0 victory against NEC, providing a boost in confidence.

With both teams coming off an international break, it remains uncertain how they will perform in this upcoming fixture.

Recent Meetings

SC Villa 1-0 Vipers
Vipers 2-0 SC Villa

SC Villa 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 3-0 SC Villa

Vipers 3-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-3 Vipers

SC Villa 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 0-1 SC Villa

SC Villa 1-3 Vipers
Vipers 1-3 SC Villa

Vipers 1-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 0-1 Vipers

Vipers 1-2 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Vipers

SC Villa 1-2 Vipers
Vipers 2-2 SC Villa

Vipers 1-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 0-2 Vipers

Vipers 1-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 2-2 Vipers

SC Villa 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 3-2 SC Villa



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