Champions between themselves a staggering seven times in the last thirteen years, Vipers SC and URA FC renew hostilities once again when they lock horns at the St Mary’s Stadium on Friday. In a crunch tie the league holders need more than you can imagine.
Vipers will not be taking the tax collectors lightly as they were the last team to inflict defeat upon them last season, dating back to November 2017. That should give Vipers that much needed impetus to go all out for the three points at stake as they continue to pile more pressure on KCCA FC while hoping that the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ slip up.
Vipers shall definitely miss the services of talismanic midfielder Moses Waiswa, pint sized forward Dan ‘Muzeeyi’ Sserunkuma and defender Halid Lwaliwa who was stretched out as early as 10 minutes into the game against KCCA. Waiswa is still nursing a foot injury while Sserunkuma has an ankle injury as well.
On a positive note, the Venoms welcome back Tito Okello who bounces back after serving his two weeks suspension for indiscipline as well as defender Yayo Lutimba who returns after serving his one match suspension.
Coach Nam Ouma remains optimistic even with a six-point deficit over table toppers KCCA. “Okay, the fight is still on. We are still battling to ensure that we manage our remaining games on a positive note” noted Ouma.
“We have not lost hope and with 4 games to go, that’s 12 points. The guys ahead (KCCA), our nearest opponents have a six-point gap so anything can happen within the four games.”
“We still have hope so the battle is still on. So, we are going to win all our remaining matches so that finishing among the best could be a motivation for the preparation next year so that’s what we are up to,” Ouma noted in a rather nonchalant tone.
But certainly, one thing for sure here, should Vipers get anything less than maximum points and KCCA muster a win against a poor Express FC side a day later, then they should prepare to kiss the title chase goodbye.