Karisa returns as Vipers embark on ascendency in tough visit Maroons

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Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Vipers have been boosted by the timely return of their skipper Milton Karisa ahead of their visit to Maroons for the UPL duel to be played today afternoon at Luzira.

Karisa has been out of action since February 25th as he was stretchered off injured in the home game against Tanzania’s Simba SC.

His return is timely as the Venoms return to league action following the end of their CAF Champions League campaign.

Alex Isabirye’s men will be seeking to close gap on the table summit as they sit 4th with 28 points, 12 behind leaders SC Villa who have played five games more.

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“I am so happy to be fully back after the injury I sustained and the entire focus is on tomorrow’s game,” Karisa said via Vipers official website.

“The general focus is on the league and the Uganda Cup, but we shall take it one game at ago. We are going to do everything we can, give in absolute effort to see that we win the game,” He added.

While Karisa returns, Isabirye will have to negotiate their tie without striker Yunus Sentamu and Marvin Youngman who are on their road to recovery.

Defender Livingstone Mulondo picked a knock on his ankle while playing for the Cranes, Murushid Juuko is also still out of out whereas goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza is sidelined with a finger injury.

Maroons will be without recovering Belmos Opio while Norman Odipio is a doubt.

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Forwards Umar Kyebatala and Lawrence Tezikya are also ruled out of the contest since they are on loan from Vipers.

Maroons are currently 8th on the league table with 26 points from 19 games played.

The Prison Warders are unbeaten in the last five games having won thrice and draw the other two.

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Their most recent outing was against KCCA at Lugogo and ended 1-1 as Rogers Mato scored an equalizer to cancel out Fred Amaku’s early strike.

Vipers are enjoying a good head to head record against Maroons having won seven previous meetings and draw the other two.

Wednesday Fixtures
• Blacks Power vs KCCA – 2pm
• Maroons vs Vipers SC – 4pm
• URA FC vs Wakiso Giants – 4pm

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