By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
UPDF’s roving left back Isaa Mubiru believes his side will bounce back to the winning ways with a victory over fellow relegation fighting side Express FC on Tuesday 17th April at Wankulukuku.
The army side come into this encounter after losing 2-0 to title chasing KCCA at Lugogo courtesy of an Allan Okello late brace.
Mubiru who is on a come back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for the previous two games, says his side will put up a sparring match to scoop the maximum points.
“We lost our previous game against KCCA but honourably. This time round we take on an Express side that is chasing time to save their season so more pressure is on them than us.
“They haven’t had a good season either and I believe we are encouraged to fight tooth and nail to earn the 3 points because of that.”
“A win for us will be vital much as Express is also desperate for the same 3 points. We beat them in the first round and I am very confident we can do it again.” he adds.
UPDF is currently 2 places above the red line (12th) with 25 points, 3 better than their next opponents Express who are sitting 14th on the AUPL log. A win can spring them further away from relegation woes.
“Thank God I have managed to shake off my injury and I am in contention for the Tuesday showdown. We shall surely base on our most recent victories for inspiration.” He adds
Isaa Mubiru has been a mainstay for the army side and has featured in 21 of the club’s 24 games this season missing out of on the previous games against KCCA, URA FC and a first round tie against Mbarara City due to accumulated bookings.
Along the way, he has scored a goal which came against Proline at Lugogo and made two assists, one against URA at Namboole and the other against Bright Stars in the closing stages of the first round.
UPDF remaining fixtures also include BUL FC (home), Bright Stars (away), SC Villa (home), Soana (home) and Vipers (away)