By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
The Venoms who lead the way on the standings, defeated Kyetume FC 1-0 in their opening game on Friday they are to face Proline FC today Tuesday 14 January 2020
A former Proline player Bayo now plies his trade with the log leaders and is expected to lead the Venoms attack on Tuesday when the three-time league winners resume hunt for premier league title, however Kiiza who quit Vipers at the end of last season started the year on a high scoring twice as Proline edged Maroons 2-1 on Friday.
However, the result and performance were both not so convincing and Vipers will know they need to play better against a usually hard-fighting Proline FC.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s game, Vipers coach Edward Golola promised a better show after his side laboured to a 1-0 win over Kyetume last week, “It will be a good game against a side that has a similar playing style to ours,” he said.
Golola said “We know how desperately both teams need the three points but only one can get the best from this game.’
“The fixtures are as tight as you can see and we have cautioned the boys not to get so comfortable because we are not yet there.
Vipers have struggled to a certain extent in their last few visits at Lugogo and will have to be careful on Tuesday.
In their last three visits to Lugogo- both league and Uganda Cup, the Venoms have lost twice and drawn the other.
This will be the 15th meeting between the two sides since December 2010.
In the previous seven meetings, Vipers have won six games and drawn the other.
In th previous 14 meetings, Vipers have been dominant, winning 10 whilst losing just two and drawing as many.
However, they have won just one of their previous three games away to Lugogo (D1 L1).
Vipers beat Proline 1-0 in their first meeting this season while the reverse fixtures saw the Venoms down the Lugogo based side 3-1.
Proline comes into the game having won just one of their last four league games (D1 L2).
At home, Proline have won jusy two of their last five games, losing the other three.
Away from home, the Venoms have won four of their past seven games (D2 L1).
The other games on Tuesday
-SC Villa vs Busoga United FC @4pm
-Bright Stars FC vs KCCA FC @4:30pm
-Onduparaka FC vs Maroons FC @4:30pm
Match officials Proline Vs Vipers – Startimes Stadium, Lugogo – Kampala (4:30 PM)
- Referee: Mashood Ssali
- Assistant Referee 1: Dick Okello
- Assistant Referee 2: Mustapha Mafumu
- Fourth Official: Asaduh Ssemeere
- Referee Assessor: Ali Kalyango