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StarTimes UPL: Top Of The Table Clash As Vipers Host ‘Kasasiro’ Boys KCCA FC



(IN BLUE) Wasswa with Abraham Ndugwa after training. (IN YELLOW) Obechan is back in the KCCA squad to take on Vipers

StarTimes Uganda Premier League:

(All game start @4:00pm)

Vipers vs KCCA, St Mary’s

stadium Live on Sanyuka TV

Paidha Black Angeles vs Express

BUL vs Ndejje. Njeru Technical Center

Mbarara City vs Villa

Bright Stars vs Kirinya Jinja SSS at Mwererwe

Tooro United FC Utd vs Onduparaka at Buhinga

Sunday game:

Police vs Maroons, StarTimes stadium


It is going to be a mouthwatering encounter when table leaders Vipers FC host second placed KCCA FC at St Mary’s stadium in StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Vipers are top of the table with a two points advantage over KCCA. The ‘Kasasiro’ boys dropped points at home to Mbarara City while Vipers got a point off stubborn Kirinya Jinja SSS.

“It is going to be a good game and goals are going to be scored but it is not yet a two-horse race, I predict it will be a six horse race this season,” Mike Mutebi told the Grapevine.

A win for Vipers will consolidate their stay on top boasting their confidence ahead of their visit to a revitalized Express FC next week.

Team News:-

Vipers have fitness concerns with Livingstone Mulondo ruled out of this clash after picking a knee injury against Kirinnya-Jinja. Aggrey Madoi resumed training with the rest of the team but this fixture comes too early for him as he lacks match fitness.

Goal keeper Derrick Ochan picked a shoulder injury during the team’s training session, this means that Fabien Mutombora and Bashir Ssekagya will keep their places.

Tom Masiko will be reunited with his former manager, Mike Mutebi on Saturday. Tadeo Lwanga will miss this game, he is still completing his two match suspension but will return for Vipers trip to Wankulukuku.

“We were disappointed with the result on Tuesday in Jinja. I think we deserved more than that but a point picked away isn’t bad. You cannot change your approach. With or without the ball we are going to try to have a strategy for KCCA FC and play in the way we have been playing,” Vipers’ boss Espinoza Martinez said.

Moses Waiswa the Viper’s midfielder said, “We’re playing against one of the top teams in the country and we have to play our way because if we do that we know we can cause problems.”

KCCA welcome back Filbert Obechan and Hassan Musanja but they will miss the services of Hassan Jurua who was red carded in the game against Mbarara City.

Head to Head;

Vipers 0-1 KCCA

Vipers 3-2 KCCA

KCCA 3-1 Vipers

KCCA 1-2 Vipers

Viper 2-1 KCCA

KCCA 0-0 Vipers

Vipers 2-2 KCCA

Meanwhile Villa will be seeking their first win in the league this season against a well organised Mbarara City that picked a point at the Start Times stadium on Wednesday against KCCA.



I don’t Live On Football Money Like Magogo Who Has Just Started Wearing Suits That Fit Him – Misagga



The former president for football giants SC Villa, Eng Ben Misagga has attacked Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president Moses Magogo again over commission on the StarTimes deal.

While reacting to a tweet from sports scribe Martin Kaddu, which stated, ‘No commission agent to be paid for StarTimes Shs26b deal. Confirms UPL Board chairman Rugyendo Quotes’, Misagga said:

“I have never lived on football money I have been giving and I will keep giving football, for Rugyendo I will spare my time. The commissions I get is high level. Magogo akyezimba, Kati aguze ku motoka, these days ayambala ku suits ezimutuka,” Misagga said.

Recently, the Grapevine ran a story of the war of words between Misagga and Magogo over StarTimes sponsorship deal commission. Misagga is also bitter with Magogo who he blames for fueling his downfall at Villa.


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Slim Lead Costs Kobs, As They Are Eliminated



South Sudan 2- 0 Uganda  (2-1 Agg)

It was a disappointing display from the Uganda Kobs, the Under 23 side, as they were beaten by 2 goals away from home in South Sudan.

Cranes left Kampala with a slim lead and they failed to capitalise on their early chances. They were punished by a well organised South Sudan that lost the first leg 1-0 with a soft penalty in the last minutes at the StarTimes stadium Lugogo.

South Sudan will now proceed to face Tunisia in the next round. The two Cranes tacticians Wasswa Bbosa and Charles Ayeikho ‘Mbuzi’ were left disappointed afte the likes of Allan Okello, Steven Mukwala, Mustafa Kiiza, Julius failed to lift the the team past the world’s new nation.



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Onyango Misses Nigerian Trip, As Cranes Travel For Nigeria friendly



Friendly game Tuesday, 20th November 2018:

Nigeria Super Eagles Vs Uganda Cranes

Live on 102.1 FUFA FM

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named an 18 man team to face Nigeria Super Eagles on Tuesday without Cranes skipper Denis Onyango.

The Cranes travelled to Nigeria on Sunday and arrived safely at Westview hotel in Lagos Nigeria. The last time the two teams met, Farouk Miya scored the winner as they won 1-0. Cranes go into this game after qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon next year. Nigeria also qualified after drawing with South Africa.

The Cranes went to Nigeria with two goalkeepers, Salim Jamal and Charles Lukwago.

The team departed on Sunday morning at 9am after the flight was delayed by six hours ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match.

The squad to Nigeria:

Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal, Charles Lukwago

Other players: Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Muleme,

Timothy Denis Awany, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Taddeo Lwanga,

Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kateregga, Derrick Nsibambi


Nigeria  07 : 00  Uganda

Nigeria  0 – 1  Uganda

Uganda  2 – 1  Nigeria

Nigeria  1 – 0  Uganda


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