MATCH PREVIEW: Onduparaka seek to return to winning ways as they host BUL

Picture courtesy of Onduparaka media

By: Gladys Zawedde

Onduparaka FC vs BUL FC
Venue : Betway Greenlight Stadium, Arua
Date : 20th Febuary 2018
Kick off : 4:30pm

Neither Onduparaka FC nor BUL FC has been able to register a win over the other in the 3 previous league encounters both sides have met head on – they have played to three straight draws.

The two sides played to a pair of 1-1 draws last season both in Arua and at Kakindu whereas the first round of this season saw them settling for a goalless stalemate last November in Jinja.

Onduparaka have had a poor start to the second round having managed only a point in the two games they have played. They were held by Express to a goalless draw before losing 2-0 to Vipers. BUL FC on the other hand lost their previous game 2-0 to Express.

Onduparaka comes in this encounter two days after exiting the Uganda Cup at the hands of Soana at Kavumba. They lost 3-2.

The Arua based club has won 4 games and drawn the other 4 in the 8 games they have hosted this season. On contrary, BUL FC has only won once and drawn once in the 9 games they have played on road, losing the other seven.

BUL FC will miss the services of Fred Agandu, Mike Ndera, Patrick Asiku and Yunus Sibira who are nursing injuries. The rest of the players fit and available for selection. Hamis Tibita, Daniel Shabena and Hannington Ssebwalunyo are expected to lift the Kefa Kisala coached side.

Onduparaka FC will have to look up to Ceaser Okhuti, Vianne Ssekajugo and Ezra Bida to extend their home unbeaten run to 24 league games. Roving left back Rashid Okocha is the only fresh injury concern for the hosts as he awaits a late fitness test.

The caterpillars lie fourth on the AUPL table with 26 points whereas their opponents BUL FC are 10th on 21 points and a win will see them move 2 or 3 slots higher.

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