KCCA vs Vipers SC: Match Preview
KCCA FC host Vipers SC on game day 22 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at MTN-Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
The kasasiro boys will be hoping to close the gap on the second placed Vipers who are 9 points clear of the Lugogo based side.
The 13 times league Champions KCCA FC lost 0-1 to Vipers in the final game of the first round played at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
In their previous matches, Vipers secured a comfortable 4-0 win away in Tororo against struggling Myda Fc. Unfortunately for KCCA, they lost at home to a determined Solito Bright Stars’ side by 2-0.
Good news for KCCA is that assistant captain Julius Poloto and Ashraf Mugume return to the team after missing four and six matches respectively. Joseph Kafumbe has also resumed training after completing his form six papers.
Fillbert Obenchan, Andrew Kawooya, Charles Lwanga and Brian Aheebwa are not in the match day squad as the latter battle various injuries, meanwhile teenager Dominic Ayella is ruled out due to school commitments.
Meanwhile the Kitende based side has a full squad with no major injury concerns as they look to close the gap on table leaders URA.
In the last 22 games between the sides, Vipers has won 10, drawn 6 and lost 6.
However overall, out of the 15 meetings between the two teams hosted by KCCA, the Venoms have registered 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses scoring 14 goals as well as conceding 17 in the process.
The last meeting at Lugogo ended 1-0 in favour of KCCA courtesy of Muzamir Mutyaba’s strike in a tightly contested match when Mike Mutebi was still the head coach at the Lugogo based side.
The Venoms have lost only 2 league fixtures out of the previous 11 meetings against the Kasasiro lads since the 2014/15 football season and in that particular spell, Vipers command 4 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses hence will try to maintain that superiority over their opponents.
First ever victory over KCCA
Vipers first ever victory over the Kasasiro lads was registered on 28th September 2008 in a 3-1 win at Nakivubo stadium after 6 fruitless attempts from our debut season in the top flight division, it was courtesy of a brace by Yudah Mugalu and one from Samson Ceasar Okhuti while Brian Umony scored KCCA’s consolation strike. (Source: www.viperssc.com)