July 5, 2022

SUPL: Champions elect not taking Onduparaka for granted

By Allan Damba
Vipers' players celebrate one of their three goals against URA in Ndejje | Sanyuka TV Image

Despite winning the StarTimes Uganda Premier League trophy, albeit, with four games to go, Vipers SC head coach Robert Oliveira has vowed not to underestimate Onduparaka FC on Tuesday.

The two lock horns at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua with pride to play for, as the hosts are also already out of the relegation talk.

“I will take the game seriously, stay professional and not underestimate my opponent,” said the Brazilian in an interview with the club media.

“We shall stay as professional as we can tomorrow. I have prepared the team well and it’s ready to compete for a good result,” he added.

The tactician went ahead to add that he intends to make a few changes to the team with opportunities for players that rarely start.

“I will give opportunities to my other players but it will be a team ready to compete with the opponent in a difficult Stadium,” he said.

The Venoms, at the top, have 64 points and are already champions. They are 14 ahead of runners-up KCCA FC who have 50.

Meanwhile, Onduparaka is eighth with 34 points and is all but certain about avoiding the axe from the Premier League.

Paul Willa, Fabien Mutombora, and Ibrahim Orit did not travel to Arua as they are still nursing their respective injuries.

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