Vipers canโ€™t afford to drop points again as the title race heats up ahead of their visit to Arua Hill in Barifa.

Alex Isabirye whose side dropped points at home to URA on Saturday understands what to expect at the intimidating Barifa.

Vipers were held to a 1-1 draw by URA in the last outing and face a side that has won back to back wins including beating leaders SC Villa away.

โ€œBig game for us. Massive game โ€“ and difficult as well, Arua Hill away,โ€ Isabirye told the club media. โ€œI donโ€™t count the points distance between us and them but we have to go for it,โ€ he added.

โ€œWe know it is difficult, we all know Arua Hill is a side that is well-organised, defending an extremely high level and counter-attacking is a massive thing.

โ€œArua Hill is in a good moment, they beat Villa away and over the weekend defeated Gaddafi. So, they are now confident and strong.โ€

Vipers are third on the table with 36 points, seven behind log leaders SC Villa who have played four more games and five adrift of second placed KCCA.

Itโ€™s almost full house for Vipers who have skipper Milton Karisa available despite limping off on Saturday and midfielders Karim Watambala and Bright Anukani return.

Arua Hill who will move to same points with Vipers with a win have Rashid Toha and Richard Anyama back but could miss striker Rashid Kawawa.

Elsewhere, Bright Stars host on form Express FC while Maroons take on UPDF in battle of security agencies.

Tuesday Fixtures 4pm

  • Arua Hill vs Vipers SC โ€“ Barifa stadium, Arua
  • Soltilo Bright Stars vs Express FC โ€“ Kavumba
  • Maroons vs UPDF โ€“ Prisons Grounds, Luzira

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