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Vipers boosted by return of duo as quest for maiden victory meets vibrant Maroons



Favourable fixtures do not present themselves any better than Maroons visiting Vipers when the defending champions are in search for their maiden victory of the season.

Vipers SC have struggled to find their foot in the domestic league despite the successful run on the continent after reaching the group stages of Africa’s biggest clubs’ competition for the first time in history.

A barren stalemate with Soltilo Bright Stars was followed by a loss to KCCA FC at Lugogo leaving them with a single point to show this time.

They will host a Maroons side that has not beaten them in the previous 12 meetings.

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In fact, Vipers have won 9 times out of the 12 meetings thy have had with Maroons.

The only positive result the Prisons Warders have managed against Maroons is three draws and conceded a whopping 20 goals.

Vipers will however have to approach this game without putting the past in mind because this Maroons side is beaming with confidence having beaten KCCA FC 1-0 in their previou league outing at Luzira.

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Maroons are currently sitting 4th on the log with 8 points from 5 league matches.


Robertinho Oliviera, Vipers

“We have to win this game for our future, as this club is big and needs to win every game. I believe in my capacity and the personality here.”

“I trust my players, I believe in the group and the objective tomorrow is to play well and win,”

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He told

Mohammed Senfuma, Maroons FC

“We know how strong our opponent is and how much thy need these points but so do us, we shall try our best to win it”



Hard tackling midfielder Siraje Sentamu returns from the hamstring injury suffered during the meeting with TP Mazembe.

He joins winger Ibrahim Orit off the treatment table, Orit got injured in Vipers’ home match against TP Mazembe at Kitende.

The match however comes too soon for Livingston Mulondo, Paul Mucurezi and striker Abubakar Lawal.

Maroons will miss the services of Umar Kyebatala and Lawrence Tezikya who are at Maroons on loan from Vipers. They can’t face their mother club as per competition rules.

Brian Nkuubi will miss the match due to lack of match fitness but Jacob Okao and Sula Mpanga have an opportunity of facing their former paymasters.

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