AUPL: Resurgent Vipers Seek to Maintain Momentum Against Proline

Uganda Premier League
Vipers SC vs Proline FC
St. Mary’s stadium, and Kitende
Tuesday, symptoms 28th March 2017 4:30pm

Vipers have looked quite impressive since the start of the year losing just one game in all competitions (3-1 loss to Platinum Stars in Confederation Cup).

Despite struggling especially in the striking department, there is no doubt that the Kitende based side have improved lately.

January recruits Milton Karisa and Moses Waiswa seem to have settled in well and their impressive performance earned them calls to the national team.

And thus, as they (Vipers) take on Proline this Tuesday, the main target will be keeping the momentum they have gained in the past few weeks.

This will be the maiden league game at the newly built St. Mary’s stadium. The only two games played at the new facility were Uganda cup and CAF Confederation cup games and Vipers have managed to win both.

Vipers banking on history

Vipers have enjoyed a rich history against Proline winning eight of the 11 league encounters while Proline have managed just a single win.


Proline’s only win against Vipers came on 12th March 2014 winning 2-1 in Buikwe.

Vipers have scored at least a goal against Proline in the 11 times the two sides have met.

Team News


Besides Aggrey Madoi who is out due to malaria, there are no injury concerns for coach Miguel Jorge Da Costa.

Francis Onekalit and defender Musa Malunda who did not feature in the 7-0 win against Kiboga Young in the Uganda Cup also return and have been named in the match day squad.

The players who were summoned to the national team are back and will feature in today’s game. These include; Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Deus Bukenya, Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Erisa Ssekisambu


David Owori and Yusuf Mukisa are out of the encounter because they are on loan from Vipers and cannot play against their parent club.

Joshua Okiror is expected to replace Owori in the starting XI while Ronnie Kiseka who has been employed as a right back in the previous games is expected to drift back to central defence to partner Savio Kabugo.

Left back Simon Namwanja will also miss the game through injury and skipper Simon Mbaziira is likely to deputize him.

Nelson Ssenkatuka who has been in scintillating form in the second round scoring three goals is expected to lead the attacking line.

The first leg meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw at Phillip Omondi stadium.

Vipers are 5th on the table with 32 points while Proline occupy 7th position on 27 points.

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