Kirinya attempt to put an end to Vipers’ perfect run

DAVID GOMBE 

Kirinya Jinja SS FC will need to be at the peak of their powers when they welcome sailing Vipers SC tomorrow Tuesday 30th October at Mighty Arena, Jinja.

The visitors have had a perfect start to the new season after winning their opening four games against Ndejje University, Maroons, Nyamityobora and SC Villa. This time Javier Martinez’s side face a tough challenge of looking for their first victory away over the Jinja based side.

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The two previous visits have seen Kirinya win 1-0 during the 2016-17 season and their most recent meeting, the Venoms had to come from behind to settle for 1-1 draw last season.

Vipers captain Taddeo Lwanga will serve the 1st of his 2 match ban

Charles Ayiekoh’s side come into this contest after suffering a shock 3-0 loss to Onduparaka in their previous game at home whereas their day’s opponents dispatched SC Villa 3-1 in their last game at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Form guide
Kirinya Jinja SS FC : LWDD
Vipers SC : WWWW

Charles Ayiekoh who will be facing his former side Vipers SC is optimistic ahead of this contest and believes his players have fully recovered from the shock defeat to Onduparaka.

“I don’t think what happened against Onduparaka will happen again, it was a shocking result which I don’t see happening again. We strive to be better in every game and that’s what we have been doing in training.

“We have had some recovery sessions and I believe my players are in a great shape both mentally and physically to take on Vipers.”

Said Ayiekoh.

Kirinya will miss the services of assistant captain Godfrey Akol who is injured and at the same time, Nelson Mandela will have to wait for a late fitness test.

Taddeo Lwanga begins his two match ban after seeing red against SC Villa in their previous game while Left back Aggrey Madoi remains on the sidelines.

Joel Madondo who has been in brilliant form is expected to lift Ayiekoh’s men into dreamland. Fred Amaku and Anthony Mayanja will also need to be at their best.

The trio of Dan Sserunkuma, Moses Waiswa and Abraham Ndugwa who impressed against SC Villa is expected to again be productive to guide Vipers SC to their first maiden victory away at Kirinya.

Vipers SC need maximum points to stretch their lead at the table before they face KCCA FC in the mouthwatering fixture this Saturday. The hosts will also be seeking for their first home win this season.

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