Tricky visit for Vipers to Onduparaka as they seek to keep title defense alive

GLADYS ZAWEDDE 

Onduparaka Vs Vipers
Venue: Green Light Stadium Arua
Date: 26th-February
Kick off: 4:30pm.

Match officials

Center Referee: Joseph Ochom
1st assistant referee: Musa Balikoowa
2nd assistant referee: Dickson Okello
Fourth Official: Bonifance Ogwal
Match accessor: Ali Wasswa.

Vipers’ title defense will be put to another test when they visit Onduparaka Fc at the Green light stadium, a ground at which they have never scored a goal.

The two times both sides have met in Arua Onduparaka has won 1 in a game which ended 1-0 seeing Muhammad Shaban score that lone goal and other ending in a barren stalemate.

Both teams come in this encounter having regained their winning touch with Onduparaka breaking Mbarara City unbeaten home run at Kakyeka Stadium in a game which ended 2-1 courtesy of skipper Toha Rashid’s header and Ceaser Okhuti’s strike putting an end to their 7 match winless streak.

The Venoms defeated Bright Stars at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende 3-0 with goals scored by Steven Mukwala, Tito Okello and defender Halid Lwaliwa.

FORM GUIDE
Onduparaka FC: WDDLD
Vipers SC: WDLWW

Moses Oloya who joined Vipers SC at the beginning of 2018-2019 season will be facing his former pay masters a club he left for the Kitende based side.

The 5 meetings between the two have seen Onduparaka win once, 3 for Vipers and the other ending in stalemate.

The reverse fixture at Kitende saw the hosts win 3-0 with goals being scored by Geoffrey Wasswa, Livingston Mulondo and Dan Mzee Sserunkuma.

Vianne Ssekajugo, Nicholas Sebwato and Toha Rashid have to be at their best to inspire the hosts to their 2nd win over the Venoms ever since they joined top flight as they are missing out Denis Okot ( suspension), Ceaser Okhuti and Rashid Okocha are sidelined with injuries.

Dan Mzee Sserunkuma returns having missed out in the last game this will see Micheal Nam Ouma put his trust Tito Okello and Fabien Mutombora lead his side as they target their maiden win from Green Light Stadium Arua but midfielder Moses Waiswa continues to be sidelined.

A win will move the Caterpillars from 6th where they are with 31 points to 4th incase a fixture between KCCA and URA go in their favour as they also wait for BUL FC to play Nyamityobora FC on Wednesday 27th at Kakyeka Stadium.

The Venoms who are 2nd with 41 points 4 points behind table leaders KCCA will target maximum points to keep their tittle hopes high.

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