Vipers Vs UPDF: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, and Stats

Friday, November 18
•Vipers Vs UPDF – Kitende
•Wakiso Giants Vs Gaddafi – Wakissha


Team News

  • Vipers will be without right back Ashraf Mandela who suffered a concussion against Arua Hill
  • They welcome back center-back Murushid Juuko but Striker Cromwell Rwothomio is unavailable due to family issues.
  • For UPDF, Douglas Oyirwoth is out with a three-yellow card suspension
  • Ibrahim Magandaazi was sent off against KCCA and is ineligible while the trio of Samson Kasozi, Mugisha Rogers and Kyeyune Abasi is back from U20 national team engagement.

Probable Lineups

Vipers – Alfred Mudekereza, Hilary Mukundane, Issa Mubiru, Bashir Asiku, Murushid Juuko, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Ibrahim Orit, Yunus Sentamu, Milton Karisa

UPDF – Simon Mabuya, Davis Kakaire, Farid Rashid, Christopher Kawagu, Rogers Adriko, Donato Okello, Sabir Yasin, Oscar Agaba, Jibril Nsimbe, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Ibrahim Wamannah

Preview: Vipers Want To Pile More Misery On UPDF

Vipers training at Kitende

Vipers will be eyeing a third straight win when they welcome wobbling UPDF in a league game at Kitende.

The Venoms have picked maximum points in their last two league games, edging Blacks Power and Arua Hill 1-0 in both games.

And the visit of UPDF hands Coach Robertinho a good chance to secure another win in front of the home crowd as the side looks to climb more places high up the table.

Currently, Vipers are sixth with 11 points and can finish the day on joint top if Wakiso Giants blunder against Gaddafi.

Against UPDF, they face a side that is desperate for points but devoid of confidence having lost three on the trot.

But Brian Ssenyondo’s side have fresher legs with their last action coming on November 9 when they lost to KCCA 1-0 at Bombo.

UPDF lost to KCCA in their last game

The Army side, whose only win this season came against Busoga United, are third from the bottom with five points.

Last season, UPDF were well beaten at Kitende by Vipers who won 7-2 – Caesar Manzoki had brace while Milton Karisa, Bright Anukani, Yunus Junior Sentamu, Bobosi Byaruhanga and Emma Munoobi (penalty) had a goal each.

Head to Head

2021/22
UPDF 1-1 Vipers
Vipers 7-2 UPDF

2020/21
*UPDF 0-3 Vipers
*Vipers 1-0 UPDF

2017/18
*Vipers 4-1 UPDF
*UPDF 1-1 Vipers

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