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

Thursday, November 23
•Gaddafi Vs Bright Stars – Gaddafi Arena
•Vipers Vs URA – Kitende

Friday, November 24
•Busoga United Vs KCCA – Njeru
•Express Vs Maroons – Wankulukuku
•Arua Hill Vs UPDF – Adjumani

Saturday, November 25
•Mbarara City Vs SC Villa – Kakyeka
•NEC Vs Wakiso Giants – Lugogo

Sunday, November 26
•BUL Vs Kitara – Njeru

Team News

  • Vipers set to hand Allan Okello his debut after he was unused substitute against KCCA
  • Murushid Juuko and Hillary Mukundane still sidelined
  • The quartet of Jack Komakech, Rogers Torach, Bright Anukani and Yunus Sentamu return on Thursday morning from Uganda Cranes engagements and unlikely to feature
  • URA set to miss Enock Walusimbi who got his third yellow card against Kitara
  • Samuel Mwaka is injured and will not feature

Probable Lineups

Vipers – Derrick Kiggundu, Ashraf Mandela, Isa Matovu, Livingston Mulondo, Patrick Mbowa, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala, Allan Okello, Lumala Abdul, Eric Kambale, Abubakar Lawal

URA – Denis Otim, James Begisa, Eric Ssenjobe, Najib Fessali, Joshua Lubwama, Hassan Kalega, Laban Tibita, Saidi Kyeyune, Moses Aliro, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Viane Ssekajugo

Preview: King David, URA Besiege Kitende

David Obua, keen to secure a favorable outcome, leads an enthusiastic URA FC squad to confront Vipers at Kitende in the upcoming Match-day Eight of the Uganda Premier League.

Having garnered a 2-2 draw against Kitara in his debut match at Lugazi, Obua’s second game in charge holds promise for URA.

Despite initially taking the lead courtesy of Najib Fessali, URA found themselves reliant on an Ivan Ahimbisibwe header to salvage a point, following consecutive goals by Kitara’s Living Kabon and Brian Aheebwa.

Within his initial four days at the club, Obua had obtained an encouraging performance marked by enhanced intent and purpose from his side, sparking admiration.

Approaching this Thursday’s floodlit clash, Obua acknowledged the challenges faced, citing weather constraints.

Nevertheless, he emphasized the team’s adaptability and thorough preparation, despite limited time with the players due to some participating in national team duties and others engaged in the Drum tournament.

In their recent away fixture, the Tax collectors suffered a 1-0 loss to BUL but had previously secured a point in each of their last three away games this season.

Meanwhile, Vipers, following a 3-1 defeat against rivals KCCA FC at Lugogo, are hungry to claim maximum points.

They have displayed strong home form, winning two out of three league games and only managing a 1-1 draw against SC Villa.

Recalling last season’s encounter at Kitende, the fixture concluded in a 1-1 draw, with Karim Ndugwa’s 29th-minute goal negating Patrick Mbowa’s 13th-minute opener—Mbowa, now a part of Vipers.

The Tax Collectors have only lost once in their last six visits at Kitende.

Head to Head

Vipers 1-1 URA
URA 0-1 Vipers

URA 0-3 Vipers
Vipers 0-2 URA

Vipers 1-1 URA
URA 2-1 Vipers

URA 3-1 Vipers
Vipers 1-0 URA

Vipers 1-2 URA
URA 1-1 Vipers

URA 0-1 Vipers
Vipers 1-2 URA

Vipers 1-0 URA
URA 1-1 Vipers

Vipers 1-1 URA
URA 3-2 Vipers

Vipers 2-2 URA
URA 2-2 Vipers

Vipers 0-0 URA
URA 0-0 Vipers

Vipers 0-1 URA
URA 0-1 Vipers

Vipers 1-0 URA
URA 2-1 Vipers

Vipers 2-1 URA
URA 0-0 Vipers



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