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No Senkatuka as reviving Soltilo Bright Stars stand in Vipers’ title surge

David GOMBE 

Vipers SC will be seeking to extend their lead at the Uganda Premier League table when they host Soltilo Bright Stars on Wednesday at the St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

The Venoms come into this contest after eliminating Kalongo United 3-1 in the round of 32 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup

Bright Stars have improved since Paul Kiwanuka returned at the helms and last week they shocked KCCA FC by winning at Lugogo in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Vipers are top of the log with 40 points garnered in 18 games while Bright Stars are second from bottom with 16 points.

Team News

Vipers

The hosts have will be boosted by the return of Bright Anukani and Frank Tumwesigye who recovered from their respective injuries.

Cesar Manzoki who did not finish the game at Kalongo Technical centre is part of the match day squad.

Bright Stars

The visitors will again miss the services of forward Nelson Senkatuka through injury.

Methodius Jungu is available after recovering from injury that kept him out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup tie at KCCA.

Match Stats

This will be the 17th meeting between the two sides, Vipers have managed 9 wins and 7 have ended in stalemates in the previous 16. Bright Stars have never beaten Vipers.

This season, Bright Stars have only managed to win once on the road, their 2-1 victory at Villa last month.

Vipers have garnered 13 points points from the possible 15 in the last five games they have hosted at Kitende.

Head to head

Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers SC

2020/21
Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers
Vipers 2-0 Bright Stars

2019/20

Bright Stars 1-3 Vipers

2018/19
Vipers 3-0 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers

2017/18
Vipers 3-2 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers

2016/17
Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 1-1 Bright Stars

2015/16
Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers
Vipers 1-0 Bright Stars

2014/15
Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 0-0 Bright Stars

2013/14
Vipers 0-0 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers

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