By: Danito Nsubuga
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium Kitende
Kick off: 4:00 Pm (Live on Azam TV)
Date: 27th April 2018
Defending champions KCCA FC will take on Vipers SC tomorrow at the St Mary’s Stadium in yet another match that is expected to make a significant impact on where the championship may go.
Vipers SC, SC Villa and KCCA FC are all in serious contention for the title with only 6 games left to play.
SC Villa are paying a visit to relegation fighting Mbarara City where as the other two are facing off at St Mary’s Stadium.
KCCA’s Mike Mutebi anticipates an entertaining game depending on the fact that these are the two teams with the most technically gifted players in the land.
” Every game we play is a title decider, we are facing the table leaders who also need to win to keep their hopes alive”
” These are two of the teams with the beat players in the league and we expect a very entertaining game, the referees shouldn’t be intimidated by the occasion and we expect the game to be won on the pitch”.
Added ahead of the crunch tie.
Head to head
The last 15 matches between the two giants have seen Vipers SC enjoying the lion’s share of wins, managing a distant 8 compared to KCCA ‘s 4, they have drawn on only 3 occasions.
Dan Mzee Sserunkuuma (Vipers SC)
He has scored 5 goals since joining from Express FC and he scored the all important goal that swung the league leadership into Vipers’ hands in the historical match against SC Villa at Masaka recreation grounds.
Milton Karisa (Vipers SC)
The hard working midfielder has always delivered when Vipers looked out of sorts he has managed 9 goals so far this season.
The most in form forward in the league. He is the only striker to have scored more than twice in a game, and he has done that twice this season. He loves playing against the Kitende based side and he has scored 4 goals against them.
Allan Okello (KCCA FC)
Look away Vipers, the boy wonder is next door. Okello has picked form just in time for the nail biting business end of the league. His goals have won KCCA tight battles against SC Villa and UPDF FC. He produced another man of the match performance during the humiliation of URA FC with 3 assists and a super goal.
Vipers SC : W W D W W
KCCA FC : W D D W D
The first round reverse fixture was bossed by KCCA who beat Vipers 3-1 at the Philip Omondi stadium.
This will be the first time KCCA playing at St Mary’s Stadium and Tom Masiko will also be hosting his former employers for the first time if named to play.
Derrick Nsibambi will miss the trip to Kitende but the other members of the squad are available for selection.
For Vipers, Jorge Da Costa will be serving the 2nd if his 4 match suspension but Taddeo Lwanga, Nicholas Wadada, and Moses Waiswa are back in contention for places.