Defending champions Vipers Sports Club are starting new life under new coach Michael Ouma will today visit tricky Bright Stars in their StarTimes Premier League game.
The Kitende based team last week relieved Mexican coach Javier Espinoza of his duties before appointing Ouma as his successor in an interim role.
Ouma will today be on the touchline for the first time for the defending champions but will not find a smooth road when they travel to Mwereerwe and should be wary of striker Nelson Ssenkatuuka who might torment them.
Vipers who are second on the 16 team log will however go into the game with a better record against the hosts, having not lost any game in both team’s last 10 meetings.
However, the defending champions will have to improve on their dismal performance that saw them held to a goalless draw by Tooro United in their previous game.
According to the Vipers website captain Taddeo Lwanga and goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya remain unavailable due to injuries whereas Tito Okello, Abraham Ndugwa and Rahmat Ssenfuka will have to face late fitness tests to determine their availability.
Vipers have won three of their last five games in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League whereas Bright Stars have lost three of the last five games they have played.
Going into the game, Vipers have not lost any league game this season whereas Bright Stars who have lost four games are 8th on the 16 team log with 19 points.
Bright Stars lost their previous game 2-1 away to Mbarara City on December 29.
In other games elsewhere in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, record champions SC Villa host boggy side BUL FC at Namboole.
SC Villa were held to a goalless draw by Paidha Black Angels whereas beaten by KCCA in their previous game.
The Jogoos are 13th on the table with 13 points whereas BUL are 8th on 19th points.
In Jinja, the school boys, Kirinya Jinja SS will host unbeaten Uganda Revenue Authority in another Uganda Premier League encounter at the Almighty Arena.
StarTimes Premier League fixtures
Brights Stars vs Vipers SC
SC Villa vs BUL FC(Live on Sanyuka TV)
Kirinya Jinja SS vs URA