Vipers Vs URA Preview: Tax Collectors could further paralyse Venoms faint title hopes

  • Friday, April 19
  • St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende 4pm
Action from the reverse fixture at Namboole

Vipers can’t afford to slip up against bogey side URA who they host on Friday if they are to keep any hopes of retaining the league title.

Playing a day before leaders KCCA who host Express on Saturday, the champions will trim the gap to just three points with victory over the Tax Men under the tutelage of experienced Sam Ssimbwa.

URA were the first side to inflict a league defeat on Vipers at Kitende and already this season, they won at Lugogo against high flying KCCA which makes the fixture an interesting one.

URA players dance after scoring winner in the corresponding fixture last season

Vipers come into the game in questionable form with one win in the past five games in all competitions.

However, they will fancy their chances against a side that lost 1-0 to Bright Stars in their previous game.

Moses Waiswa who didn’t make the trip to Mbarara to play Mbarara City FC is still out with a foot injury, Dan Sserunkuma is suspended for this tie after accumulating three yellow cards while Halid Lwaliwa is still out nursing a groin injury.

Yayo Lutimba bounces back after serving his one match suspension following accumulation of bookings and Tito Okello also returns after serving his two weeks suspension for indiscipline.

Moses Waiswa will not be part of Vipers when they host URA (Photo: John Batanudde)

Shafik Kagimu, the match winner of the corresponding fixture last season, will be the main man for the visitors who will see victory move them within four points second placed Vipers.

Key Stats

  • There have been two wins for either in the previous 11 league meetings with the rest being stalemates.
  • URA are unbeaten away from home in the league this season (W4, D7)
  • Vipers have lost only once at home in the league this season (W9 D3)

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