STANBIC UGANDA CUP: Proline and Vipers SC vie for remaining semifinals berth

DANIEL NSUBUGA

Vipers SC will continue to push for the elusive double when they visit Proline FC at the Philip Omondi Stadium in the quarter finals of the Stanbic Uganda cup.

The two are vying for the only remaining spot left to complete the semifinals line up after the qualification of Bright Stars, Kyetume FC and record holders Express FC.

Despite the variance in rankings on the pyramid of Ugandan football, Proline FC are expected not to be pushovers judging by their superb form in the FUFA big league where they top the Rwenzori group.

Vipers on the other hand are trailing KCCA by only 4 points, in their quest for defending the premier league.

The latest meeting between the two sides was in the league when Vipers beat Proline 3-1, a result that almost sealed their relegation from the top flight. They have not met before in the cup.

Vipers are fresh from a disappointing loss to Ndejje University in the league, whereas Proline only managed to pick a point from Masindi against Doves FC.

Team news:

Proline FC welcome back midfielder Sam Kintu and forward Ivan Bogere from injury while exciting U23 international winger Joshua Okiror and defender Hakim Sekitto will miss the tie.

Vipers SC will rest custodian Fabien Mutombora, presenting an opportunity to Derrick Ochan and U19 goal keeper Mutwalib Mugolofa.

Tom Masiko returns after missing the trip to Ndejje University due to illness.

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