Vipers’ unbeaten streak will be put to a serious test tomorrow when they visit a URA side fresh from losing their own unbeaten run to KCCA FC.
It’s one Vipers’ two games in hand, the other being a home tie to Mbarara city on 27th January 2018.
The last time Vipers lost a premier league match was on the 28th of November 2017 courtesy of Shafiq Kagimu’s exploits at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
Fresh from a disappointing weekend when they fell 3-0 to CS Sfaxien and in the process putting paid to their continental adventure, Vipers will now have to embark on defending their crown.
The last ten meetings between the two sides have yielded more draws than wins. Two wins for URA, two wins for Vipers and a whooping six stalemates.
Vipers’ Kenyan born tactician is however unmoved by the weight of the match and he promises to focus on winning the match.
“It will not be an easy game for us but we are going to play and fight for victory to keep the title chase realistic”.
Michael Ouma told the club’s official website.
URA will hope to improve on their unimpressive goals tally of a paltry eleven goals all season so far, only Ndejje and Paidha Black Angels have scored less than the tax collectors.
It’s also reported that they have signed Paidha’s creative midfielder Cromwell Rwothomio and Ndejje’s Dickens Kilama to sharpen their offensive department.
Shafiq Kagimu will be expected to return to his best and serve his favourite customers whereas Daniel Serunkuma and Abraham Ndugwa are expected to lift the Venoms.
Bashir Asiku returns for Vipers after serving his suspension and Yayo Lutimba makes a return after missing the trip to Tunis through injury.
Innocent Wafula will make his second Vipers appearance whereas his namesake Noah Wafula and Davis Kasirye have played their last games for Vipers.
Head to Head ( Last 5)
URA FC : L D W W D
Vipers SC : W D D W W