- Vipers welcome back Striker Karim Ndugwa who missed the CAF Champions League as he was cap-tied
- Lumala Abdu returned to training but remains a doubt while Olivier Osomba and Marvin Youngman will miss out due to injuries
- For Wakiso Giants, they will be without Titus Ssematimba, Ronald Madoi and Apollo Kagogwe who are in the AFCON U20.
- Moses Aliro, Frank Ssebuufu and Shariph Kimbowa remain a doubt having missed the Uganda Cup game as well last week
Vipers – Alfred Mudekereza, Hillary Mukundane, Isa Mubiru, Murushid Juuko, Livingston Mulondo, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Karim Ndugwa, Yunus Sentamu, Milton Karisa
Wakiso Giants – Samson Kiirya, Grant Masiko, Paul Willa, George Kaddu, Ambrose Arinda, Tom Masiko, Lawrence Bukenya, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Frank Ssebuufu, Norman Ojik
Vipers Seek To End Goal Drought
Vipers will hope to end their scoring woes when they welcome Wakiso Giants in their opening UPL Second Round game at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
The Venoms are yet to find the back of the net in their last five games in all competitions.
This include their last league game which closed the first round – a 1-0 away loss to Busoga United in Njeru.
They needed penalty shootouts in the two Uganda Cup ties against Bujjumbura and Jinja North after normal times ending 0-0.
The other two games are in CAF Champions League where they lost 5-0 away to Raja Casablanca and a 0-0 draw against Horoya at Kitende.
And another shutout against Wakiso Giants will pile more pressure on new coach Beto Bianchi who replaced Roberto Oliveira who moved to Simba SC in Tanzania.
The reverse fixture ended 1-1 at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium – Ibrahim Kasule opened scoring for Wakiso Giants before defender Hillary Mukundane levelled matters for Vipers.
The Purple Sharks started the second round with a 1-0 loss to KCCA at Wakissha.
Coached by John Ayala Luyinda, Wakiso Giants sit in fourth position, two points adrift of Vipers who has played a game less.
Wakiso shipped in five the last time they visited Kitende, with Yunus Sentamu (4) and Ceaser Manzoki on target in a game George Kaddu was sent off.
Head to Head
*Vipers Vs Wakiso Giants
*Wakiso Giants 1-1 Vipers
Wakiso Giants 1-2 Vipers
Vipers 5-0 Wakiso Giants
Vipers 0-0 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 1-1 Vipers
Wakiso Giants 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 1-0 Wakiso Giants