Wednesday January 3, 2024 fixtures
- Vipers vs NEC – Kitende 7pm
- Gaddafi vs BUL – Gaddafi Arena 4pm
- Arua Hill vs Kitara – Paridi stadium, Adjumani 4pm
The penultimate match day of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League first round continues with three matches on card.
At St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende under the floodlights, Vipers host NEC in what is Charles Livingstone Mbabazi first assignment in the dugout for the champions.
The former Uganda Cranes assistant coach took over from Leonardo Leiva and the first task is to end a three match winless run that has seen Vipers collect only one point out of possible nine.
Back to back defeats to BUL and Express were preceded by a draw at Maroons which leaves Vipers seated in 4th position, eight points adrift of BUL who could stretch that gap to eleven points if they beat Gaddafi at 4pm.
— StarTimes Uganda Premier League (@UPL) January 3, 2024
The log leaders were unconvincing against Busoga United despite a 1-0 win in the Jinja derby last week and expect equally a tough challenge against a side fighting to move out of relegation zone.
In Adjumani, troubled Arua Hill host resurgent Express and the wait will be if they raise a team.
In their last outing away to Kitara, the Kongolo played the entire game with only eight players.
They are at the base with only five points while the visitors are 8th with 19 and could climb to sixth place with a victory.