Football

Kirinya hopes to put halt on Vipers title charge

Tadeo Lwanga limped off against Police in Vipers last game

Azam Uganda Premier League
Kirinya JSS vs Vipers SC
Kyabazinga Stadium, Kakindu
Tuesday, 08-05-2018 @04:30pm

Kirinya JSS will hope they can temporarily put a halt on Vipers’ match towards the league crown when they welcome them (Vipers) at the Kyabazinga Stadium on Tuesday.

The Venoms have been in scintillating form of late and currently go into this fixture five points ahead of SC Villa who are in second.

“Our target is to play and win as many games as possible, said Vipers forward Erisa Ssekisambu.

“We know that Villa and KCCA are hot on our heels so we have to keep on winning our games and hopefully crowned champions.

The Venoms have Geoffrey Wasswa returning from suspension which saw him miss the Police encounter. Teenage sensation Frank Tumwesigye has been included in the match day squad and could feature if selected.

Dan Birikwalira remains out with injury while Deus Bukenya,Halid Lwaliwa ,Ashraf Mandela and Ashraf Mugume have all been dropped. James Alitho and Miguel Da Costa completed their 4 match ban and are expected to return to the team.
Tadeo Lwanga limped off against Police but is expected to be fit.

For the home team, both Bashir Mutanda and top scorer, Musa Esenu will not take part in today’s game due to the fact that they are on loan from Vipers SC

Musa Esenu is one of the players on loan from Vipers and will not feature

Match Facts:

Head to Head.

This will be the fifth competitive fixture between the two sides, three coming in the league and one in the cup.

The home side has won all of the three league meetings between the two sides including Kirinya’s 2-0 win in the reverse fixture last season.

Vipers will look to complete a first ever league double over Kirinya, having won the first meeting between the two sides 2-0 this season.

Kirinya JSS.

Kirinya are in terrible form of late, the Jinja based team are currently with out a win in any of their last five games in the league (D2 L3).

The last time that Charles Ayieko’s men tasted victory was in a 2-0 win at home to Express last month.

Kutunga have won seven of their opening 14 home games of the season, losing only three whilst drawing the other four.

Against the top three, Kirinya is yet to win a game, losing four and drawing one of the five fixture.
Vipers SC.

Vipers have gone 18 matches in all competitions minus defeat (W16 D2) and on course to a first ever league and cup double.

In the league, they are on a run of 14 games unbeaten (W14 D2), last testing defeat in November against KCCA.
The Venoms have lost only two games away from home this season, 3-1 at KCCA and 2-1 away to Police.

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