Uganda Premier League
Police FC vs Vipers SC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Wednesday, 09-10-2019 @4:30pm
LUGOGO – Vipers SC will be in high spirits when they take on Police FC in the Uganda Premier League on Wednesday afternoon at Lugogo.
The Venoms returned to winning ways in their last fixture, defeating Proline FC 1-0 courtesy of a Fahad Bayo strike, at Kitende.
The victory was their first in three games but they have been on some fine run of form as they have not lost any of their five games this season.
Being the only side yet to taste defeat this season, Vipers head coach Edward Golola thinks Police will try to push them to the limits.
“I think they will try to push us for results but we have to start well with aggressiveness and determination, noted Golola ahead of the game.
“We are not looking at what our opponents are not doing, instead we are fighting to improve ourselves with each game, and it is important.”
Innocent Wafula picked up a knock against Proline hence will have to undergo a late fitness test to determine his availability. Rahmat Senfuka who scored the winner in our when the two sides last met, returns to the squad after being rested for the previous match. Paul Willa will also be facing his former paymasters for the first time having transferred to Vipers in July and has had consistent performances making the right-back position his own. Rashid Toha remain sidelined with an injury so is Shaban Muhammed.
Police FC on the other hand have had a slow start to the season.
After six games, the Cops sit second from bottom with just two points.
Their last game saw them lose 5-3 to Express highlighting their defensive issues.
Already this season, they have conceded 11 goals, a second joint-most in the division.
Going into the game, Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru says they have been working to correct their defensive mistakes.
“We have tried to correct some mistakes we committed against Express in the last game we played which cost us and we don’t hope to continue with the same mistakes,” commented Mubiru.
“The spirit is high and everyone wants to prove a point, hope we get a good game.”
Police will still be without goalkeeper Davis Mutebi who is still suspended. Henry Katongole is ineligible to play against his parent club as he is on loan from Vipers.
This will be the 20th meeting between the two sides since October 2010.
In the past 19 meetings, Vipers have won 10, Police six while the other three ended in draws.
Vipers SC have won all four of the last meetings including home and away in the past season.
Other games on Wednesday
-Mbarara City vs Maroons FC @4:30pm
-SC Villa vs Wakiso Giants @8pm