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Vipers visit limping Soltilo Bright Stars in bid for ascendency

The two sides have previously met 15 times, with Vipers managing 8 wins and drawn the other seven. Bright Stars have never beaten Vipers.

David GOMBE

Vipers SC will be seeking for a third straight win as they travel to Soltilo Bright Stars on Tuesday at Kavumba Recreation grounds.

Bright Stars who are under the stewardship of Simon Peter Mugerwa are winless in their previous four Uganda league games.

The Venoms come into this contest second on the Uganda Premier League log with 23 points and 4 adrift of leaders KCCA FC. They managed a slim 1-0 victory over Tooro United at home in their last game.

Bright Stars on the other hand are 13th on the table with just 7 points, they played out to a goalless draw at BUL FC in their previous fixture.

Team News

Bright Stars

Mugerwa’s side will be boosted by the return of forward Emmanuel Loki who has fully recovered from injury. James Angu will again miss the game due to school engagements but is expected to return after the Christmas.

Vipers assistant coach Marcelo Cardoso will not be part of the technical team at Bright Stars after leaving the country for personal reasons.

What the coaches say

Mugerwa

“We want to start winning games at home, the team has prepared well and ready to take on Vipers on Tuesday.” Vipers is a great team and we need to convert our chances if we are to get a victory over them.”

Vipers head coach Robertinho Oliviera

“This is a very important game for us and we are well prepared for it. Our objective is not just one victory but to emerge as champions. We have traveled for nothing less than a win but we need the concentration.”

Match Stats

The two sides have previously met 15 times, with Vipers managing 8 wins and drawn the other seven. Bright Stars have never beaten Vipers.

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