Wednesday, January 3
•Arua Hill Vs Express – Adjumani
•Gaddafi Vs BUL – Gaddafi Arena
•Vipers Vs NEC – Kitende, 7pm
- Vipers goalkeeper Jack Komakech remains sidelined with an ankle injury
- Lumala Abdu and Richard Matovu remain doubtful
- For NEC, Brian Mato will continue to miss out with an injury
- Captain Marvin Kavuma who missed the Bright Stars game is fit for selection
Vipers – Denis Kiggundu, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Murushid Juuko, Isa Mubiru, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala, Yunus Sentamu, Bright Anukani, Allan Okello, Milton Karisa
NEC – Michael Okiria, Tah Barni Kelvin, Ibrahim Thembo, Sulaiman Ssesazi, Cromwell Rwothomio, Allan Mugalu, Shamir Kimwero, Joseph Dhata, John Paul Acire, Rashid Okocha, Enock Ssebagala
Preview: Livingstone Mbabazi on the Wheel At Vipers
Vipers are set to embark on their journey under new coach Livingston Mbabazi as they take on NEC this Wednesday at Kitende, under the floodlights.
Mbabazi’s recent appointment comes after leaving Arua Hill, stepping in for Leonard Neiva, who was dismissed following Vipers’ loss against BUL.
The recent defeats against BUL and Express have left Vipers trailing league leaders BUL by eight points.
And given that BUL will play Gaddafi earlier in the day, the gap can widen.
And there is no room for error for Vipers from now on if they want to defend the league title.
Mbabazi, given a two years contract, will be hoping to make things at Vipers whose club president Lawrence Mulindwa has always been trigger happy if it comes to foreign coaches.
His successful tenure at Arua Hill (last two seasons) and Mbarara City among others, highlight his abilities if supported by necessary resources.
NEC on the other hand, are winless in their last three games including a goalless draw against Bright Stars at Lugogo.
And a visit at a wounded Vipers presents them with another huge task.