By: David Gombe
UPDF FC Vs Maroons
Venue : Bombo Barracks grounds
Date : 29th, March, 2018
Kickoff : 4:30pm
With only 9 games to the end of the season, UPDF FC will not entertain any room for errors when they host a wounded Prison side Maroons at Bombo Barracks grounds.
UPDF FC are only 2 points above the drop zone, having collected 21 points from 21 games and are 12th on the AUPL table.
Maroons sit 5th on the table with 30 points and come into this contest after suffering a 2-1 loss to Kirinya a defeat ended their 15 match unbeaten run. The army side on the other hand settled for a barren stalemate with Onduparaka in their previous game.
Form Guide :
The first round meeting between the two sides in December last year at Luzira Prisons grounds ended in a 1-1 all draw.
On contrast, the army side has registered 3 wins and drawn once in the last 4 games they have hosted at Bombo.
UPDF FC has 5 wins, drawn 6 and lost 10 in the 21 games they have played so far this season whereas their opponents have registered 6 wins, drew 12, losing 3 in the league.
UPDF coach Steven Bogere asserts that his team will build on their performance in the previous game against Onduparaka for a great result in this contest
“We have prepared well for this game. We picked positives in our last league game against Onduparaka. I believe when my players stand up to the occasion we have a chance of a great result.”
Maroons head coach Asaph Mwebaze believes his side has everything in their custody to win the game.
“We have everyone available and I believe we head into game against UPDF looking for nothing else but a win. We lost our last game against Kirinya and so we need to find a quick reaction by getting three points.”
Both side have no injury concerns ahead of this fixture and the hosts are expected to mainly depend on Mustapha Kasolo, Joseph Janjali, Sulaiman Majanjalo and Lubega Titus.
The visitors will expect Ronald Orombi, Solomon Walusimbi and Sydney Chika to put up an impressive performance.
A win for UPDF will see them propel to 11th place on the log with 24 points leapfrogging Soana whereas Maroons will stay fifth with a victory tomorrow.