Mbarara City vs Kirinya Jinja SS
Venue: Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
Date: Wednesday 9th January
Mbarara City seek for their first win against Kirinya Jinja SS in a Wednesday kick off at Kakyeka Stadium.
Kirinya Jinja SS have emerged winners in the previous two meetings the two sides have met, a 2-0 and 1-0 win last season at Kakyeka and Jinja respectively.
Mbarara City: DWWDL
Kirinya Jinja SS: DLLDW
Mbarara City played to a goalless draw against Onduparaka in their most recent match while Kirinya Jinja SS came from behind to hold URA.
The Ankole Lions will put their trust in Paul Mucurezi, Hilary Mukundane and Ibrahim Orit to intensfy their almost perfect home record.
Mbarara City have won 19 points from home so far, from the possible 21.
Muhammad Ssekeba is expected to fill the void left by the first choice goalkeeper Ali Kimera who was sent off in the last game in Arua.
Nine goal striker Joel Madondo is expected to lead Charles Ayiekoh’s charges alongside Faizal Muwawu and David Bagoole while defender Isaac Isinde will be missed following his move to Malaysia.
Maximum points will mean Mbarara City will automatically finish third in the first round. The Ankole Lions are currently 3rd on 24 points while Kirinya Jinja SS are distant 10th.