Uganda premier league
Vipers SC vs k. Jinja SSS
Piadha Black Angels vs Ndejje University, Arua
Abbey Bogere Kikomeko gets his Kirinya Jinja SSS tenure up and running at fierce Vipers SC this Friday loss at St Mary’s stadium, Kitende with hopes of shocking the reigning champions to first league. The CAF B licensed coach has been the technical director at the club, having prior served as head coach for two tenures. Kikomeko’s first game as an interim head coach for the rest of the current season following the mysterious exit of Charles Ayiekoh comes at the club that badly needs points to close on leaders KCCA FC who were held to a barren stalemate by Mbarara City in Kakyeka on Wednesday. Vipers recorded only two victories in January and collected only 2 points from the possible 6 in the league. The unbeaten Michael Ouma side will thus be eager to kick off February on the high despite a wanting conversion rate upfront. “It will be a tough tie where we shall need maturity, character and determination,” noted Ouma, whose side will close the point gap to 3 with victory this afternoon. Defender Bashir Asiku is doubtful but froward Okello Tito returns from a knock. The two sides played to a 2-2 draw in the re verse fixture in Jinja. The hosts are second on log with 31 points, 6 behind leaders KCCA FC while the visitors are 11th with 19 points. Meanwhile, former Vipers SC forward Dickens Okwir will have debut at Paidha Black Angels against Ndejje University at Green light stadium, Arua. Both new comers are in the relegation zone with the hosts at the foot with 7 points from 15 games, 2 below the second last visitors. Paidha however come into the fixture with Charles Senyange as head coach after the suspension of Mohamed Kisekka over misconduct.