StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Friday, December 02
-Express FC vs Arua Hill SC
-Onduparaka FC vs KCCA FC
-URA FC vs Blacks Power
-BUL FC vs Wakiso Giants
The StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Friday afternoon with four matches on the card.
At Wankulukuku, Express will be out to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat to Wakiso Giants, this past Monday.
James Odoch whose side occupies 5th with 14 points and need to defeat Arua Hill to get their title charge back on track. However, they have never defeated the Kongolo on all previous meetings.
The visitors come into the game on the back of a morale boosting win over local rivals Onduparaka, a win that ended a four-match losing streak.
Arua Hill will be without head coach Livingstone Mbabazi and defender Bright Vvuni who are suspended after their inappropriate actions in the defeat at Gaddafi.
For Express, they will also continue to miss Allan Kayiwa (illness) and Daniel Shabene (red card) but have Joseph Akwandanaho back in contention.
In Jinja, BUL FC take on leaders Wakiso Giants FC with the hosts coming into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss away to Bright Stars on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Wakiso Giants who are on 21 points, four better than 4th placed BUL beat Express FC 3-2.
Ronald Otti returns for BUL after missing the last game through suspension and will join the fray at the heart of defence for the hosts but Denis Mwemezi remains out with injury. Meanwhile, Wakiso Giants have no injury worries and no suspension ahead of the game.
In the last six meetings, the visitors hold an edge with three wins against BUL’s 2 while there has been one stalemate.
In Bombo, Onduparaka will play the last of their five games at ‘home away from home’ when they host KCCA at Bombo on Friday.
Coincidentally, it was against KCCA in Arua that started all troubles for the Caterpillars.
They come into the game winless in nine league games and at the bottom of the standings with two points.
However, KCCA coach Morley Byekwaso whose side are third on the table with 19 points says it will be a biggest mistake of his charges undermined Onduparaka.
“There are no underdogs in the league and so we can’t underrate them. We play a desperate team that hasn’t won a game yet and we must do everything right to avoid being the first victims,” Byekwaso told the press briefing on Thursday.
The Kasasiro have gained momentum in recent matches following a stop start to the campaign and will move top of the table with a win as they kick off early before table leaders Wakiso Giants face tricky BUL in Njeru.
Former Onduparaka striker Muhammad Shaban could be handed a starting berth against former bosses after he overcome injury to feature in the 2-1 win over Gaddafi on Tuesday.