By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
Proline FC Vs Vipers SC
Venue : StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Kickoff : 4:30pm
Table leaders Vipers SC will hope to continue with their red hot form in surge for their 3rd league title as they visit relegation fighting side Proline FC at Lugogo.
Vipers are fresh from a morale boasting 3-2 win over fellow title contenders KCCA and come into this tie on the aftermath of a Uganda Cup semi final qualification.
Proline are also desperate for maximum points since they are currently tottering in the 15th position with 26 points collected from 25 league outings.
The Lugogo outfit are on a aftermath of two identical wins of 3-1 over Soana and Police in the league but painfully exited the Uganda Cup at the hands of Synergy FC last Saturday.
Proline : WWDLD
Vipers : WWWDW
Vipers have won more games on the road than any other side in the league – 6 and have drawn 5 losing twice in their 13 games played away from home. They will be in search for their 11th from the last 13 league games.
Proline have won 6 of their 12 league games they have hosted this season, losing the other 6 and drawing none.
The previous 11 encounters between Proline and Vipers have seen the Kitende based club the dominant side winning 8 times and drawing twice. Proline has managed only 2 victories.
The reserve fixture between the two ended 3-0 in favor of Vipers at Kitende thanks to goals from Tadeo Lwanga, Duncan Seninde and Brian Nkuubi.
Edward Golola who serves as the man in the dug out for Vipers, has ruled out any room for complacency.
“We shall not be surprised by the kind of game our opponents will display. We are enjoying a good run but there will no room for complacency and slip ups.”
Golola emphasised via the club’s official website www.viperssc.com
The red hot vemons will have to cope up with life without Milton Karisa and Brian Nkuubi who are suspended following accumulation of 3 bookings.
Defenders Dan Birikwalira and Halid Lwaliwa are also ruled out of the encounter due to fitness concerns.
Daniel Muzeyi Serunkuma and Erisa Sekisambu are the men expected to lead to another positive result.
Gift Ali together with lanky striker Daniel Isiagi who has scored 8 goals so far, are expected to lift the Mujib Kasule coached men to a much needed result.
Vipers can temporarily extend their lead on the top of the table to 5 points should they register their 16th win of the season.
Victory for Proline can elevate them from the red zone to as far as the 11th place with 29 points should other results also go in their favour.