The rapidly growing rivalry between Sports Club Villa and Vipers Sports Club headlines Matchday 29 fixtures of the Azam Uganda Premier League that are scheduled for Tuesday 16th across different stadia in the country.
16-time league record champions SC Villa host two-time winners Vipers SC at Masaka Recreation grounds in the early kick-off of the day (at 4:00 pm) with the other fixtures scheduled to start half an hour later.
It will be a renewal of acquaintances for striker Erisa Sekisambu, Mike Sserumaga, and Aziz Kemba as they will be available to turn their guns against their former bosses in front of the Azam TV Camera at a venue where the Jogoos are yet to suffer defeat since relocation.
The Venoms hold the advantage ahead of the battle for supremacy having beaten Villa nine times, drawn 10 times and suffered only four losses in their last 23 meetings according to statistics from the Kitende based side’s website.
Villa, who won the reverse fixture by 2-1 at Nakivubo on 3rd December 2016, will be searching for their first home victory against Vipers in almost a decade.
Villa’s home record against Vipers
2009/10 Villa 2-2 Vipers
2010/11 Villa 1-1 Vipers
2011/12 Villa 1-4 Vipers
2012/13 Villa 0-0 Vipers
2013/14 Villa 2-2 Vipers
2014/15 Villa 0-2 Vipers
2015/16 Villa 1-2 Vipers
Only three points separate the two sides on the league with Villa second on 52 points while Vipers are third with 49 points after 28 games for each and with the title already won by KCCA FC, it will be a duel for places.
Meanwhile, the Phillip Omondi derby between Proline FC and league champions KCCA FC was postponed to Wednesday 17th May.
Azam Uganda Premier League
Tuesday 16th May Fixtures
SC Villa vs Vipers SC—Masaka Recreation Ground (Live on Azam TV)
Lweza vs Kirinya Jinja SS—Muteesa II, Stadium Wankulukuku
JMC Hippos FC vs Police FC—Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
Sadolin Paints FC vs Express FC—M.N. Stadium, Namboole
URA FC vs Bright Stars FC—Mehta Stadium, Lugazi
Onduparaka FC vs The Saints FC—Bet Way Green Light Stadium, Arua
Soana FC vs Bul FC—Kavumba Recreational Grounds
Wednesday 17th May
Proline FC vs KCCA FC—Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo