Vipers, Express renew rivalry, KCCA travel East

Friday 23rd September 2016

Vipers SC Vs Express FC, Nakivubo Stadium (4:00 pm) live on Azam TV

Saturday 24th September 2016

Bul FC Vs KCCA FC, Kakindu Stadium-Jinja (4:00pm)

Lweza FC Vs JMC Hippos FC, Wankulukuku Stadium (4:00pm)

Onduparaka FC Vs Police FC, Green Light Stadium-Arua (4:00pm)

Proline FC Vs URA FC, Phillip Omondi Stadium-Lugogo  (4:00pm)

Soana FC Vs Bright Stars FC, Kavumba R. Grounds (4:00pm)

The Saints FC Vs Kirinya Jinja SSS FC, Bombo Barracks Grounds (4:00pm)

Besides SC Villa, all giants will be in action in the Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) when the league continues on Friday and Saturday on match day 6.

Giants Vipers and Express face off, KCCA travel east while URA and Proline seek redemption

Vipers SC Vs Express FC, Nakivubo Stadium

All roads lead to Nakivubo stadium on Friday afternoon when Vipers take on Express in the only game of the day.

The Venoms, fourth on the log with 9 points have an opportunity to go top of the league with victory for at least 24 hours given that KCCA are not playing until the following day.

Abdallah Mubiru’s charges have a fantastic record the Red eagles having won four of the previous eight meetings and losing just once.

The two-time league champions have drawn their last game in a stop start season and will be eager to kick start their season with a win over their arch rivals.

Ibrahim Kayiwa, scorer in the corresponding fixture last season as well as Tonny Odur now turn guns against former bosses.

Express, who lost their first game of the season on Tuesday at home to Bul head into the game minus Allan Kyambadde, John Semazzi and Mike Mutyaba who are on loan but Ibrahim Saddam Juma will face his former bosses.

The midfielder scored the winning goal the last time the two sides faced in Buikwe.

Bul Vs KCCA – Kakindu

At Kakindu, KCCA will be eager to maintain their sit at the summit of the log when they visit Bul.

The reigning champions visit a Bul side they haven’t beaten on the last three attempts losing both of their games last season.

Striker Robert Ssentongo is expected to make his debut against a side buoyed by a slim but important win over Express on Tuesday.

Milton Kaliisa and Augustine Nsumba will be tasked with breaking down a KCCA side that has only lost once in five league games.

Regardless of the result between Express and Vipers on Friday, KCCA will reclaim top spot with maximum points from Jinja.

Proline Vs URA – Lugogo

At Lugogo, Proline would love to bounce back after a humiliating 3-0 loss to SC Villa on Tuesday when they host an equally frustrated URA.

The hosts are likely to welcome striker Edirisa ‘Torres’ Lubega who missed the Tuesday game through injury but still, the he is yet to show his predatory instincts that saw him win the FUFA Big League golden boot last season.

For URA who drew 2-2 with Lweza midweek, they will have no excuse if they fail to win against a side yet to pick maximum points in the campaign.

Kefa Kisala’s men are 7th with as many points while Proline are 13th with three points less.

Onduparaka Vs Police – Green Light Stadium

The Cops head to Arua in a poor state and must be wary of the intimidating Betway Green Light stadium.

Sam Timbe’s side lost 3-0 to Kavumba rivals Soana on their last league outing and will be desperate to prove a point against Onduparaka, who haven’t lost at home in more than two seasons.

The Caterpillars return to their fortress following a barren stalemate with Kirinya Jinja SS on Tuesday eager to return to winning ways.

Muhammad Shaban, Ceaser Okhuti and Farouk Kawooya will be the men to look out for the hosts who sit 8th on the 16 team log with six points while the 11th placed Cops with 5 points will rely on Peter Ssenyonjo and Anthony Bongoole among others.

Lweza Vs JMC Hippos – Wankulukuku

JMC Hippos’ search for a first league victory this season goes to Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku where they visit Lweza.

But the Jinja side under the stewardship of Lt. Col Lukyamuzi have a mountain to climb against a side that has now gone three games on the bounce without losing including holding giants SC Villa and URA.

Yasin Mugume and Moses Ndaula may return to the team after missing the 2-all draw against URA while Owen Kasule is expected to unlock the visitors’ backline manned by UPL defender of the Year, Musa Walangalira.

The Saints Vs Kirinya Jinja SSS – Bombo Barracks Grounds

The Saints to Bombo Barracks eager to end a two game losing streak with a date against Kirinya Jinja SS on Saturday afternoon.

Moses Basena’s charges have lost their previous two outings to giants Express and KCCA and the experienced manager is fully aware of what a third loss on the pins means to his side.

“We can’t afford losing another game,” said Basena. Godfrey Wakaza will be tasked to look for the goals against a youthful Kirinya side under the tutelage of Alex Isabirye.

The Saints are 13th on the table with four points same as 11th placed Kirinya but they have an inferior goal difference.

Soana Vs Bright Stars – Kavumba R. Grounds

Sam Ssimbwa’s Soana also have a chance to go top of the log with a win over Bright Stars at Kavumba Recreation Ground.

But the hosts must beat the Kawempe based side and also pray that Vipers and KCCA falter against Express and Bul respectively.

The hosts are buoyed by a commanding 3-0 victory over Police while Bright Stars also beat Sadolin Paints 1-0 thanks to Seif Batte late strike.

Patrick Asiku, Kamada Ssebagala and Emmanuel Kalyowa will be vital for the hosts while Baker Lukooya and company will be the key men for the visitors.

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