- Friday, March 31
- Kirinya-Jinja SS vs Vipers – Kakindu Stadium, 4:30pm
For the first time since his appointment, Portuguese Coach Jorge Miguel Duarte Da Costa takes Vipers away from St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende for a domestic tie.
The Portuguese has been in charge of four games but only one away from the club’s new home – the CAF Confederation Cup against South Africa’s Platinum Stars in Rustenburg.
With three wins in succession at Kitende, the test against Kirinya Jinja SS at Kakindu provides chance to gauge what he can offer outside the confines of Kitende against a side with little points but the second best defence in the league.
“Looking at the table, we are the best team defensively,” Miguel said. “But we are playing against another good team in that department so that makes the tie a close one,” he added.
Home or away, it doesn’t matter. If my team plays according to strategy and tactics, we shall pick maximum points.
The two-time champions go into the game on the back of a 3-0 win over Proline and maximum points over the students will take them to 38 points although there won’t be change of position from third.
The hosts, second from bottom with 17 points on the 16-team log will miss the services of Collins Agaba, Bashir Mutanda and John Semazzi – all on loan from Vipers but good news is that Captain George Kasonko is back from injury in time for the tie.
The visitors have no injury worries. Aggrey Madoi who missed the Proline game with malaria returns.
Moses Waiswa limped off on Tuesday but has been passed fit by the medical team and makes the match day squad.
Vipers have conceded the least goals (12) in the division while Kirinya Jinja SS follows after conceding just 14.