Tooro United Vs Vipers Preview: Wounded Venoms wary of Tooro’s enviable home record

  • Tuesday February 12, 2019
  • Tooro United Vs Vipers – Buhinga stadium, Fort Portal
Vipers players ponder next move after loss to SC Villa [Photo: Aisha Nakato]

Wounded league champions Vipers SC make a trip to Buhinga to face Tooro United wary of the decent record the home side holds at their new home.

Tooro United are yet to lose a game at the Buhinga venue since relocation this campaign and thus pose a threat to the reigning champions.

The Venoms come into the game on the back of a stunning 1-3 home defeat at home to SC Villa and Michael Nam Ouma has demanded his charges to show top character.

“They’re strong at home,” he told the club website. “They fight and have good players but we are not going to fear them, there’s no doubt the boys must show character and pick positive results.”

Wasswa Bbosa, Tooro United coach

Wasswa Bbosa, whose side picked a vital win at the death against Paidha Black Angels on Saturday, is confident ahead of the tie.

“For us, we treat each game normally but the target is always to pick maximum points,” he said. “Of course playing at home gives us confidence and it doesn’t matter who we play,” he added.

Team News

Geoffrey Wasswa will miss the game through injury

The hosts have no injury worries but the hosts are still without midfielder cum defender Geoffrey Wasswa as well as suspended team captain, Taddeo Lwanga.

Tito Okello, scorer in their past two games is also out of the squad that travelled to Tooro on Monday.

Key Players

Allan Kayiwa, Baker Buyala and Simon Sserunkuma are the key players for the hosts while the visitors will rely on forwards Dan Sserunkuma and new signing Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza.

Allan Kayiwa will be vital for the hosts

Stats

Tooro United are 6th on the log with 27 points while Vipers are 2nd with 37 points.

The previous eleven meetings have produced zero wins for Tooro United and 8 for Vipers.

The reverse fixture ended in a goalless draw at Kitende and cost Mexican Javier Martinez Espinoza his job.

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