| Futaa.com Zimbabwe

Vipers Sports Club will travel to Namboole on Friday afternoon to play one of the two pending first round fixtures.

The Venoms have not lost a league game since Tuesday 28th 2017: a run of thirty games with a 73.3 percent winning rate (22 wins) and eight draws.

Interestingly, the tax collector was the last side that inflicted a loss on the Kitende-based side at their own backyard. Henry Kisekka and Shafiq Kagimu overturned a Militon Kalisa’s fifth minute strike.

The defending champions return to the local scene after failing to penetrate to the group stages of the CAF interclub competitions.

The numbers

Vipers sit second on the table with 29 points, seven behind leaders KCCA while the tax collectors, who have won only four games, are 6th with 21 points.

A clash between the two emerging forces has always been closely contested and intense. No one has won by a margin of two or more goals in their 16 league meetings. In those, URA has claimed four, Vipers five and seven draws.

With 20 goals so far, Vipers have the third best attacking force in the league but in URA, they face a task of penetrating the most compact and best defense so far. The tax collectors have kept nine clean sheets and conceded only five goals.