AUPL: Kirinya Jinja SS hunt first win over Ondupakara

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By: Sinan Rajub Senoga

Kirinya Jinja SS Vs Ondupakara
Venue : Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe
Kick off : 4:30pm

Charles Ayiekoh’s Kirinya Jinja SS will seek their first ever league victory over Ondupakara as they welcome the Arua based outfit at Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe this Saturday.

The previous 3 league meetings between Ondupakara and Kirinya Jinja SS have seen the caterpillars claim 2 wins and drawing the other. They have also managed to register 3 clean sheets against the Jinja outfit.

Goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato’s 20th minute penalty was the only difference when the two sides met up earlier in the first round in Arua.

Ondupakara come into this tie on a winning note having edged BUL FC 1-0 at home courtesy of a Yafesi Mubiru goal whereas Kirinya Jinja SS were held to a 2-2 draw by Soana at Kavumba.

Kirinya Jinja SS has lost only once at home, winning 4 times and drawing thrice in the 8 games they have hosted this season. On the other hand, Ondupakara has lost 5 of the 9 games they have played away from home, winning 3 others and drawing once.

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Ondupakara.     WLDWL

Ondupakara welcome skipper and long term absentee Rashid Toha from injury but miss out on the services of Mohammad Rashid, Ivan Mboowa, Moses Ndaula and Living Kabon who are all sidelined with injuries.

Charles Ayiekoh, the Kirinya Jinja tactician asserts his team is in good condition for positive results tomorrow.
He says,

” Save for the injury concern from Muwawu (Faizal), we have all our players in good shape and well prepared for tomorrow’s clash.”

” To win a league game, it calls for good preparations and commitment from your players. That’s what it will take us to win.” he adds.

Ayiekoh will be without striker Muwawu Faisal who is ruled out with a broken nose. He however ushers in Musa Esenu from suspension while skipper George Kasonko has been declared fit for selection.

The Caterpillars lie 4th on the AUPL table with 29 points collected from 18 games. Their opponents Kirinya Jinja SS are in the 7th position with 25 points.

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