Top Two Face Off

The stage is set for a mouthwatering clash in Buikwe when Uganda Premier League table leaders Vipers entertain closest challenger SC Villa, writes Elly Kyeyune.

This clash has tension all around it. Statistically, Vipers is the only unbeaten team left in the league, something Villa will be dying to break as they bid to close the four-point gap to one.

On the other hand, Vipers also remains one of the two teams yet to sign the UPL deed of adherence with SuperSport, something that pits them against the other fourteen clubs led by Villa Vice President Dennis Mbidde.

Lastly, there is a feeling Villa fans may want to exact revenge in Buikwe after being on the receiving end of an ugly fight between the two sets of supporters.

That November 2013 match was abandoned when rival fans took matters into their own hands. It took police intervention to disperse the crowds but not before some fans were left bloodied.

Fufa subsequently banned the Buikwe stadium before it was upgraded to ensure fans safety. All these subplots will definitely fuel hostilities in what is gradually emerging as a bitter rivalry.

Elsewhere, champions KCCA FC will be eager to return to winning ways against lowly Soana FC after suffering a 2-3 loss to URA FC on Friday. That defeat greatly dented their chances of retaining the title but they should find no trouble beating the relegation strugglers at Lugogo.

Source : The Observer

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