Vipers Vs Arua Hill: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, November 14
•Vipers Vs Arua Hill – Kitende
•Bright Stars Vs Onduparaka – Kavumba
•Maroons Vs Blacks Power – Luzira

Team News:

  • Vipers welcome back midfielder Bright Anukani after missing two league games with an injury
  • Midfielder Paul Mucureezi and winger Abdu Lumala will continue to be sidelined through respective injuries
  • For Arua Hill, Bright Vuni remained sidelined due to a red card suspension he got during UPDF game
  • Ibrahim Faizul remains a doubt having missed the last couple of games

Probable Lineups
*Vipers – Fabien Mutombora, Ashraf Mandela, Issa Mubiru, Murushid Juuko, Hillary Mukundane, Siraje Sentamu, Bright Anukani, Karim Watambala, Cromwell Rwothomio, Milton Karisa, Yunus Sentamu

*Arua Hill – Richard Anyama, Geriga Atendele, Rashid Toha, Rashid Muhammad, Richard Matovu, Gaddafi Kacancu, Gaddafi Wahab, Allan Mugalu, Rashid Kawawa, Isaac Ogwang, Samuel Ssekamate

Preview: Vipers Seeking Back-to-back Wins

Vipers will fancy their chances for another victory when they welcome Arua Hill in a league game at Kitende.

Bright Anukani (left). Vipers photo

The Venoms come into this fixture on a back of a 1-0 win over Blacks Power, thanks to an Ashraf Mandela penalty, at Akii-bua Stadium.

A win against Arua Hill will hand the defending champions their first back-to-back of the season.

And it will give the side morale ahead of their next game against UPDF which is just three days apart at Kitende.

The Venoms have had a mixed start in their title defense and Coach Robertinho will hope that his side has now hit the ground running.

They have not yet reached their best performance of last season mostly due to missing pieces after the departure of Cesar Manzoki and Bobosi Byaruhanga.

But with a win here and there, Robertinho will feel his side can build on that momentum to forge an indomitable spirit in the team.

In Arua Hill, they face a wounded side after falling 1-0 against URA FC and coach Livingston Mbabazi will be expecting nothing but an improved show.

Gaddafi Wahab

They have a couple of players who featured in the FUFA Drum semifinals (Acholi Vs West Nile) including the reliable duo of Rashid Toha and Gaddafi Wahab, and those tired bodies might affect the game plan.

The FUFA Drum trip came a day after the club lost to URA FC in Nakisunga.

This will be the third meeting between the two sides; Vipers lost 1-0 at Barifa before winning 3-1 at Kitende with Manzoki, Milton Karisa and Yunus Sentamu on target last season.