Uganda Premier League
Vipers SC vs Proline FC
St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Saturday, 05-10-2019 @4pm
Vipers SC will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Proline FC at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday afternoon.
After starting the season on a high-winning their opening two games, the Venoms have seen that form drop as they have collected just two points from as many games.
A 2-2 draw with Mbarara City FC was followed up with a 0-0 stalemate away to SC Villa in their most recent fixture.
The results are not poor but judging from the previously set standards, the Vipers faithful will want to see their side collect more points.
Fahad Bayo has been their star-man so far scoring five goals already including two in the Super 8 final against KCCA FC.
Ahead of the Proline game, Bayo believes the team will start winning soon.
“We have to keep our heads up and pedal harder especially during this quite congested section of the fixtures list, noted Bayo ahead of the game.
“We shall not panic but instead correct our mistakes and play better because winning is our objective.”
Vipers SC have been boosted by the return of midfielder who has overcome injury. Allan Kayiwa is fit to play after overcoming a thigh knock that kept him out of the the draw with Villa. Farouk Musisi completed his two man suspension and is available to compete for a place with left back Aziz Kayondo. Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Ashraf ‘Fadiga’ Mugume missed the previous match but the pair is available for selection on Saturday.
For Proline, they have had a mixed start to the season.
Matia Lule’s side are into the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round after negotiating their way through the first and second rounds but have been struggling on and off the pitch in the league.
Proline are currently bottom of the pile with zero (0) points following a deduction of six (point) by FUFA after they failed to honour their match-day three fixture at home to SC Villa.
Their latest fixture saw them defeat Express FC, their second victory in the league after they had taken care of Onduparaka FC on match-day two.
Saturday’s game looks hard on paper for the visitors but they are very much capable of pulling off an upset.
This will be the 14th meeting between Vipers SC and Proline since December 2010.
In the previous 13 meetings, the Venoms have won 9, Proline 2 with the other two ending in draws.
Last season, the two sides faced off three times with Vipers winning twice in the league before Proline eliminated them in extra-time in the Uganda Cup.
Edward Golola’s side come into the game having won all their last three home games against Proline, scoring 7 goals and conceding none.
The Venoms come into the game on a 7 game unbeaten run in the league (W5 D2). Their last loss in the league dates back to April 2019 in a 1-2 defeat to URA FC.
That very loss is also their only one in the last 7 league home games (W5 D1).
For Proline, they enter into the contest having won just two of their last 9 top flight matches (D2 L5).
Away from home, Lule’s side have won just once in their last 17 outings (D7 L9).
The other games to be played on Saturday
-Busoga United vs SC Villa @1pm
-KCCA FC vs Bright Stars FC @3pm
-URA FC vs BUL FC @4pm
-Maroons FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm
-Tooro United FC vs Kyetume FC @4pm
-Wakiso Giants vs Mbarara City FC @4pm