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SC VILLA vs VIPERS: The Jogoos aim to avenge first round embarrassing defeat

Danito NSUBUGA 

Defending champions Vipers visit Bombo Military Grounds with an aim of seeking vengeance against Vipers SC who beat them 3-0 at Kitende.

By so doing, they will have hurt their nemesis even the more by blocking their quest for a second successive title championship

Vipers are only a point behind leaders URA and any slip up would mean they will have surrendered their crown with Express FC also waiting in the wings.

Villa are 8th on the log with 32 points, they can neither be relegated nor challenge for the title but they may need to fight for pride.

The Jogoos have not won a league game since their 2-1 win over MYDA on the opening of round two, they will be aspiring to end a winless streak of 7 games.

Key Stats:

Vipers have picked 3 wins out of their previous 5 visits to SC Villa. Villa have only won once and their being a stalemate.

Only fellow title challengers URA and Express have a better away record (7) than Vipers. The Venoms have won six times, drawn thrice and lost twice while playing away from the St. Mary’s.

Villa on the other hand have lost only one time at Bombo. They have won 5 and drawn 5 times at home.

Team news:

Former Vipers defender Geoffrey Wasswa misses out on a chance to face his former employers, he is ruled out through suspension after accumulating 3 yellow cards.

Top scorer (5 goals) Nicholas Kabonge will be subjected to a late fitness test after missing the previous two matches.

Other absentees are Muhammad Senoga, Moses Kiggundu, Ronald Sekiganda and Goffin Oyirwoth who are all injured.

By press time, there had not been any fresh injuries from the Vipers camp.

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