Defending champions Vipers SC has enjoyed a recent run of blistering form as they have now gone on a four-game winning streak in the 2022/23 Uganda Premier League campaign.
This season, the Kitende side has lost just once, winning five times and managing two stalemates in their eight games. They’ve scored ten and conceded just twice in the process.
To add more context, the Venoms have lost just once in the past 32 games across all competitions, cutting through to last season.
It’s set to be a tough evening for visiting side SC Villa when the two lock-horns at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday.
The guests have had a challenging spell on and off the pitch, having had an excellent start to the campaign.
Due to their fans’ hooliganism, they lost two points, and two goals and now host their matches upcountry, in Lira.
They have also had administrative shakes and shifts as their now-former Vice President, Immanuel Ben Misagga got forced out of office by the Board.
On the pitch, the Jogoo have lost three of their past six matches including a 3-0 defeat to KCCA FC last time out.
Previously, it was the Venoms who held the lion’s share in terms of League victories. The latter has 14 compared to seven for Villa, while 12 have ended in stalemates.
The record champions have just one victory in the past five, whereas the hosts have four wins, including last season’s 3-0 Kitende victory, thanks to Yunus Sentamu and a Cesar Manzoki brace.
It indeed promises a long evening in Kitende for the visitors, whose fans (a section) have campaigned against showing up for the match in protest of what they feel is unfair treatment from FUFA.