By: Gladys Zawedde
Onduparaka FC visits Masavu FC on match day fourteen of Azam Uganda Premier League at Fisheries Grounds Bugonga after a two weeks break since the National team (the Cranes) and the U 20 (The Hippos) were taking part in the CECAFA and COSAFA competitions respectively.
This is the first meeting for the two sides and Onduparaka FC comes in this encounter lying fourth with 22 points as Masavu is second last placed from the bottom with 11 points.
Onduparaka FC’s performance on away has not been good in the six games played they have lost thrice, drew once and won twice. They won Express FC and Maroons FC 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. Lost 4-1 to KCCA, 1-0 to SC Villa, 2-1 to Bright Stars and played to a barren draw with BUL FC.
Masavu FC hosts the Caterpillars having had a bad run home in that they have only won once against BUL FC and scoring only one goal and loosing six times on the Seven games played home .The very recent was loosing against Villa 0-3.
Masavu FC. L D W W L
Onduparaka FC W L W L D
The Caterpillars’ hopes of having their skipper Toha Rashid back were blown away when the defender sustained another injury on coming after missing several games leaving the rest of the players fit for selection.
Masavu FC will miss out the services of Philly Lutaya, Sande Mukiibi and Brian Nsubuga who are sidelined with injuries as they are to bank on the services of Abraham Ndugwa, Ddumba Sadala,Mansoor Mutumba and Charles Odeke in search for a second win home.
Head coach Masavu FC targets maximum points despite the injuries he has,
“Despite some few injuries we are set for the game and our target is a win tomorrow. We know it won’t be an easy game but we are to fight so hard as we target at maximising points in the last two fixtures which can see us away from the relegation zone by the end of the first leg.”
Gaddafi Gadinho,Nicholas Ssebwato ,Vianne Ssekajugo,Ceaser Okhuti will all have to bring out their “A” game if Onduparaka are to run away with maximum points.
Masavu FC aspire to begin picking points in a bid to beat relegation whereas a victory for Onduparaka will move them a position ahead.