Defending champion Vipers SC hosts 13-time winners KCCA FC on Wednesday evening at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende in their last game of the StarTimes Uganda Premier league first round.
The Venoms have no major concerns and are expected to deploy their strongest lineup while KCCA has just a few concerns as they will be without senior players; Filbert Obenchan, Juma Balinya, Stefano Mazengo, Julius Poloto and John Revita who are all out with injuries.
These two sides share the last 8 titles between themselves with the Kasasiro Boys having the lion’s share (5) in the period.
None of the two heavyweights won their last game. Vipers lost their second league game of the season to URA 2-1, while KCCA FC rallied from a goal down to salvage an important 1-all draw with 2005 winners Police FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the last five meetings between Vipers and KCCA FC
1. Vipers 0-0 KCCA FC ( SUPL) – 19th February 2020
This was Vipers’s second last home league before the 2019/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier league season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Coming into this game, Vipers SC were atop of the Uganda Premier League standings and were five points ahead of their opponents, KCCA FC.
But both side failed to find their way past each other, prompting the game to end goalless at a fully packed Kitende.
2. KCCA 1-0 Vipers (SUPL) – 16th November 2019
Goalscorer: Muzamir Mutyaba
After coming into this game Unbeaten, Vipers suffered their first defeat of the season after midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba scored the lone goal that won the two sides’ first meeting of the 2019/2020 season at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
Muzamir Mutyaba’s goal came after a wonderful piece of display from the right with a former Venom, Erisa Sekisambu leaving youngster, Aziz Kayondo for dead before sending in a low minus that Obenchan dummied, leaving Mutyaba to score from within the penalty area with a hard shot that was deflected into the back of Fabien Mutombora’s net and sending the home fans into loud chants and celebrations.
Vipers tried their level best to find the leveller but Jamil Malyamungu, the then KCCA goalie was pin-point to deny any efforts there were on the day.
3. Vipers 2-0 KCCA (Pilsner Super Cup) – 25th August 2019
Goalscorer: Fahad Bayo Aziz (2)
The Venoms proved too hard for Kasasiro Boys to handle as the arch-rivals clashed in Kampala in the Pilsner Super Cup final at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku
Fahad Aziz Bayo, on his debut, netted twice to help his side wrestle the title from the then league’s reigning champions KCCA FC.
Bayo, who was just returning from Buildcon in the preceding transfer window, scored the opening goal for Venoms in the 11th minute when he managed to rise higher and nod in past Jamil Malyamungu before he completed his dream brace in the second half in the 66th minute with a clinical effort.
The former Buildcon forward would have actually hit a hat-trick were it not for John Revita to quickly intercept and save KCCA’s blushes at Wankulukuku in the 81st minute.
4. KCCA 1-1 Vipers SC (SUPL) – 4th April 2019
Scorers: Mike Mutyaba | Brian Nkuubi
This was a battle for Top place in the 2018/19 season in which KCCA FC maintained a hard-earned point against the defending champions, Vipers SC at Startimes Stadium Lugogo in Kampala.
Mike Mutyaba’s spectacular goal in the second half cancelled out Brian Nkuubi’s from the first half.
The result from this game eventually decided the season’s title winner after KCCA FC maintained their four point-lead atop of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, finishing with 66 points, only 7 ahead of their second-placed opponents.
5. Vipers 1-1 KCCA (SUPL) – 4th November 2018
Scorers: Dan Sserukuma | Filbert Obechan
Vipers hosted KCCA FC at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende in a game that didn’t disappoint, with each team capturing attention with moments of joy from a number of breathtaking moments dominating the game in Kitende.
Dan Sserukuma’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Filbert Obechan early in the second half. KCCA would have won the game but Sadam Juma fáiled to convert a penalty kick after Allan Kyambadde was fouled in the box by Halid Lwaliwa.
The results were best described by Mike Mutebi’s presser shortly after the game.