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Red Eagles in Victoria’s Way

Victoria University almost caused an upset against table leaders Vipers last Friday but will have their sights set on dealing with relegation battlers Express FC today.

Vipers had to rely on a Yunus Ssentamu strike to take maximum points in a scrappy affair that maintained their two-point lead.

Victoria are yet to lose at home in 2014 but remain winless in their last two matches. On the other hand, Express is desperate to cling on to safety, away from the relegation zone but the Red Eagles are yet to win a single game during the second round of the league.

Meanwhile, Masaka LC visit fifth-placed KCC on the back of a seven-game winless run. A win for KCC would not only move them closer to the top with two games in hand but could crank the pressure up on Abu Kigenyi, who is reportedly fighting to save the job having only taken the reins at Masaka one month back.

Granted, Viperss march towards a second league title continues away to Mbale against CRO. Vipers are almost guaranteed victory against a side who sit bottom of the table with only three wins in twenty-two matches.

With the presence of on-form strikers Mia Farouk and Ssentamu, Vipers coach Edward Golola is optimistic of three points. “All players are fit to face CRO and hopefully we are to win that game to remain in title contention,” he says.

In fact, Vipers could stretch the lead to five points given that second-placed URA will not be in action till Tuesday. Elsewhere, Simba will be looking for a first win in five when they visit SC Villa at Nakivubo, while Bidco will take on Soana at Kavumba.

Today:

KCC v Masaka, (Lugogo)

Soana v Bidco, (Kavumba)

SCVU v Express, (Namboole)

CRO v Vipers, (Mbale)

SC Villa v Simba, (Nakivubo)

Source : The Observer

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