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VIPERS vs ARUA HILL: Title-chasing Venoms seek payback from Mbabazi’s men

David GOMBE

Vipers SC will be seeking to avenge over Arua Hill when the two sides face off on Saturday at the St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

Arua Hill beat Vipers in the first round meeting thanks to a Alfred Leku goal.

Vipers come into this contest after a comfortable 3-1 win at BUL FC on Wednesday.

Arua Hill beat Police FC 2-0 in their previous league fixture.

Team News

Vipers

Midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga is still sidelined. Second goalkeeper Denis Kiggundu will also miss the game through injury. Jack Komakech is to deputize first choice custodian Fabien Mutombora.

Arua Hill

Arua Hill skipper Toha Rashid and forward Leku will be returning to their former paymasters. Farouk Musisi also a former Vipers player who recently joined Arua Hill from Region league side Kajjansi is likely to make his debut.

New signing Stephen Kabuye who scored a debut goal against the Cops is expected to start a second consecutive game for Livingstone Mbabazi’s side.

What the coaches say

Vipers SC

Assistant Coach Marcelo Cardoso

“Obviously it was a really tough one to swallow. The way it happened, it was really cruel. After everything we did in the start to the game in Arua, to lose the way we did was unacceptable. But we moved on. We have some feelings towards that team and we want to put it right tomorrow.” said the Portuguese

Arua Hill assistant coach Olina Ahmad Borini

“It is a big on, Vipers is a giant team, one of the biggest in the country. I think it’s going to be a tough game. In the week, we have worked hard and I think we are ready for the task.” Said Olima.

Impact of a win for either side

A win will see the Venoms extend their lead at the Uganda Premier League log to 39 points whereas the Kongolo will move to third place with a victory at Kitende, they are currently in 5th on 28 points.

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