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

Saturday, May 11
*URA Vs KCCA – Wankulukuku
*Kitara Vs Busoga United – Masindi
*Maroons Vs Bright Stars – Luzira
*BUL Vs Gaddafi – Njeru
*NEC Vs Vipers – Lugogo
*Wakiso Giants Vs Mbarara City – Wakissha
*UPDF Vs SC Villa – Bombo


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Team News

  • NEC have Joseph Dhata return from suspension, and will be available to face his former team
  • Mathew Kasirye Wasswa has recovered from red eyes illness
  • Vipers will miss Karim Watambala who picked his third yellow card of the season
  • Siraje Sentamu expected to play a part as he was unused substitute against Express

Probable Lineups

NEC – Benjamin Ochan, Tah Barni Kelvin, Geriga Atendele, Ibrahim Tembo, Cromwell Rwothomio, Brian Kayanja, Shamir Kimwero, Gideon Odongo, Joseph Dhata, Rashid Okocha, Enock Ssebagala

Vipers – Alfred Mudekereza, Ashraf Mandela, Hillary Mukundane, Enock Luyima, Paul Mbowa, Siraje Sentamu, Milton Karisa, Yunus Sentamu, Allan Okello, Bright Anukani, Eric Kambale

Preview: Vipers Face Stern NEC Test

NEC welcomes the Uganda Premier League defending champions, Vipers, to a crucial fixture at Lugogo.

Despite Vipers’ second position on the log, tied with leaders BUL at 49 points, their superior goal difference hasn’t secured their lead due to new regulations prioritizing head-to-head results.

Having lost to BUL home and away this season, these regulations have diminished Vipers’ title chances.

Winning their remaining fixtures against NEC, Busoga United, and Mbarara City doesn’t ensure a league triumph unless BUL falters.

Nonetheless, Vipers aim to exert pressure, starting with a victory over NEC, their toughest opponent of the three fixtures.

NEC, currently five points behind BUL and Vipers, faces elimination from title contention if they fail to defeat Vipers.

Despite home losses to Gaddafi, Express, and KCCA, NEC, led by Hussein Mbalangu, have looked a strong side at home in their debut season.

Whatever the result against Vipers who also won the first round fixture 4-1, NEC have already punched above their weight as evident from their Uganda Cup final qualification.

Head to Head

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