Isabirye receives major injury boost ahead of URA fixture

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David GOMBE

Vipers SC will be boosted by the return Bright Anukani and Abdul Karim Watambala as they host URA FC in the late kickoff on Saturday at St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

The Venoms are currently third on the Uganda Premier league table with 35 points they have garnered in 18 games, 8 adrift of leaders SC Villa who have played four more games.

URA FC on the other hand are 4th with 33 points in 22 games.

The hosts come into this game following a 1-0 away win over UPDF FC while the tax collectors humbled KCCA FC 2-0 in Lugazi.

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What the coaches say,

Alex Isabirye (Vipers)

“We have to show up and really go for it.”
“Yes, super-important game, that’s the one thing that’s not different to all the other games because obviously for us super-important, for URA FC super-important.”

“I am not sure in the moment, I don’t think you could now say it’s nicer to fight for the title or whatever, in the moment it’s just about [that] we have to win football games. And you get usually what you deserve if you work hard enough and that’s what we try.”

“But we know it’s a massive game, a massive week coming up. But for tomorrow obviously they deserve all the attention, we should not think about the other games.” Said Isabirye

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Sam Timbe (URA FC)

“It’s a very important game to us and we shall give it our best to ensure we get positive results to better our selves. Playing under floodlights won’t be something much to worry about although it would have been better if we had got a chance to have a feel at the venue under the same atmosphere before the match.” Said Timbe

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Vipers SC

Only Murushid Juuko and Alfred Mudekereza are out injured but the rest of the squad is fully fit for selection.

URA FC

The visitors will be boosted by the return of Joshua Letti Lubwama from suspension and Benjamin Nyakoojo from injury as well as goalie Hannington Ssebwalunyo who has returned in the squad.

They will however miss the services of Eric Senjobe, Saidi Kyeyune (Both suspended due to accumulation of three yellow cards).

Vianey Sekajugo and Salim Abdallah will miss the game through respective injuries.

Facts

The tax Collectors have won six of their last eight league games.

Vipers beat URA FC 1-0 when the two sides faced off in the first round.

In the last 9 meetings, URA has managed 4 wins, Vipers 3 wins and two games have ended in stalemates.

Head-To-Head:

Meetings: 36
Vipers wins: 8
URA FC: 16
Draws: 12

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