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March 1, 2024

Preview: Vipers SC vs Soltilo Bright Stars

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Vipers is currently on a 19-game unbeaten run in the league, and will be hoping to extend it to a 20th at home.

Preview: Vipers SC vs Soltilo Bright Stars

Friday – Defending champions Vipers SC kickstart their 2022/23 StarTimes Uganda Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Bright Stars.

The kitende-based side come into this game after knocking out Central African Republic outfit Olympic Real De Bangui in the CAF Champions League a fortnight ago on aggregate 4-0. 

The venoms won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season on 74 points, 18 ahead of bitter rivals KCCA FC.

Mavin Youngman (right) may his league debut against his former side.

Vipers will be looking to extend their 19-unbeaten match with their last loss coming against West Nile based side Arua Hill SC at Barifa Stadium.

The Kitende-based side lost 1-0 after Leku Alfred headed in Gadafi Wahab‘s well executed corner sending the home fans to a wild celebration.

Bright Stars lost their last season’s two-legged encounters to Vipers. the Champions Stadium based side lost 1-0 in the first leg, thanks to Yunus Sentamu’s lone strike. The second leg was a 2-1 win, with Halid Lwaliwa and Cesar Manzoki the scorers.

Vipers head coach Roberto (in red top)

Head Coach Roberto Oliveira:
“We start tomorrow with an important match against Bright Stars and we have all our attention to it,”

I have prepared the team well, with the same style and mentality as last season despite the new faces.” via Vipers SC.

Vipers SC Premier League form:
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Vipers SC form (all competitions):
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Soltilo Bright Stars Premier League form:
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bright Stars new signing Frank Kato won’t feature against his parent club Vipers SC.

Key Statistics
Vipers and Soltilo Bright Stars will be meeting for the 15th time in the league.

Vipers have won 7 times, drawn 7 and have not lost in the previous 14 encounters.

Soltilo Brigh Stars have conceded 15 goals against Vipers while scoring 5 times.

Vipers have never lost a league match to Soltilo Bright Stars.

Vipers and Soltilo Bright Stars have played a total of 7 draws out of the previous 14 meetings.

Team News
Vipers have a fully fit squad ahead of the league opener. Meanwhile, Bright Stars, who recently unveiled their squad numbers, have equally declared a fit team with no injuries.

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