As Azam Uganda Premier League defending champions raid Kavumba Recreational Stadium today, Vipers SC head Coach Edward Golola will be plotting a third straight win at the ground where they have scored five times in the last two outings and not conceded a goal. “We need to approach the game with a lot of discipline especially defensively. Our record against them at Kavumba maybe something to look at but at this moment it will mean nothing,” Golola was quoted saying.
“We want to go there, give our best and get three points, and we already have the game plan that will get us victory,” he added.
The two time league champions Vipers must be wary of the experienced Steven Bengo, Willy Kavuma in mid field as well as swift striker Francis Olaki.
Golola and his assistants will surely have selection headaches especially after a number of players have been putting up spirited performances during the friendlies Vipers played in the league break.
Defenders Yusuf Mukisa, Harid Lwaliwa and Musa Malunda have been impressive in the absence of Bakaki and Midfielders Allan Kyambadde, Sadam Juma and Joseph Mpande have also been awesome in the absence of Bukenya, Miya and Kizito.
A win for Vipers might take them top of the log on 17 points that is if KCCA fail to pick maximum points off Maroon in Luzira, while a win on the other hand might also land them to top or second position.
In the last four league meetings between Soana and Vipers, the visitors have managed three wins and one draw.
But this time round hosts Soana head into today’s game with huge confidence having won their last game against the 16 time league champions Villa at the same venue last Tuesday, a win that pushed them to fourth on the 16 team log with 14 points.
Meanwhile, according to an official communication from Vipers Sports Club, the Buikwe based club will welcome back eight players who helped the Cranes qualify for the third straight African Nations Championship (Chan) last weekend after Uganda defeated Sudan 4-0 over two legs to seal the final slot.
“Soana FC has a good run to be in the top four when giants like URA, Villa are struggling at the bottom half of the table is no mean feat,” read part of the statement.
Farouq Miya, Deus Bukenya, Shafiq Bakaki, James Alitho, Keziron Kizito, Ismael Watenga, John Ssemazzi and Erisa Sekisambu, all resumed training last Tuesday and will be all available for selection.
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