KAMPALA. Champions Stadium in Mwererwe is not the ideal ground a new coach would want to launch his era.
By now Vipers Kenyan new coach Michael Ouma must be aware that the Venoms haven’t beaten Bright Stars at Mwererwe in their last two visits.
Ouma’s first task would be coming up with a steady first eleven team, something the troubled his predecessor Javier Martinez never mind leaving the club second on the log. Unbeaten Vipers were five points behind KCCA (before yesterday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League tie against Police) and their main emphasis today should be keeping in touch with the leaders.
Ouma also promised to tune the Venoms into an attractive and attacking outfit which was futile under the departed Mexican.
Vipers, gearing up for the mouthwatering Caf Confederation Cup with Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien on January 12, will hope forwards Dan Sserunkuma, Tito Okello and Noah Wafula regain their scoring boots against Fred Kajoba’s resilient Bright Stars that has conceded only 13 goals.
Bul-lish test for Jogoos
Douglas Bamweyana’s dream to reawaken SC Villa’s fortunes suffered a setback when they were held by basement boys Paidha Black Angels in their last outing.
The Jogoos host Peter Onen’s Bul side that is reeling from defeats to KCCA and Vipers after an impressive start. Bamweyana will bank on nine-goal hero Bashir Mutanda as he seeks maximum points to lift them from the deplorable 12th position – unacceptable by their standards.
Elsewhere, rejuvenated URA visit Jinja SSS at the Arena of Visions with victory likely to hurl the tax collectors into the top three.
Today’s upl matches
Live on Sanyuka TV, all 4pm
SC Villa vs Bul
Bright Stars vs Vipers
K-Jinja SSS vs URA
The Mighty Arena
Head to head
Bright Stars vs Vipers last 7 matches
03/04/18 Vipers 3-2 Bright Stars
12/09/17 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
02/05/17 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
19/08/16 Vipers 1-1 Bright Stars
12/04/16 Bright Stars 0-1 Vipers
03/11/15 Vipers 1-0 Bright Stars
31/03/15 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
Villa vs Bul last 7 matches
25/05/18 SC Villa 0-1 BUL
15/11/17 BUL 0-1 SC Villa
01/04/17 SC Villa 1-0 BUL
21/10/16 BUL 0-1 SC Villa
30/04/16 BUL 0-2 SC Villa
22/09/15 SC Villa 0-0 BUL
31/03/15 SC Villa 2-2 BUL