Sadolin players set up a defensive wall Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda Premier League: Sat, 22nd April 2017

  • Onduparaka Vs Sadolin Paints – Green Light Stadium, Arua (4 p.m)
[/media-credit] Onduparaka line-up against KCCA. Onduparaka drew many lessons from that game after losing 7-0  at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The Onduparaka versus Sadolin Paints match was moved on request of the home club from Friday to Saturday at the intimidating Green Light stadium in Arua Municipality.

The home team suggested the change because the stadium was engaged on Friday for another function and the Uganda Premier League secretariat granted the request.

The change does not affect the mentality of either players but rather could be envisaged as a complete blessing in disguise for the fans who feel comfortable watching their favorite club on weekends.

The game is of equal significance to the two clubs.

Sadolin Paints is desperately fighting against relegation since they lie second from bottom on 25 points from 25 matches, the same statistics shared by Lweza (who lie third from bottom).

[/media-credit] Ronald Lukungu (Blue) has been fantastic at right back for Sadolin Paints Credit: Courtesy

Aside preserving their enviable home record, Onduparaka is safe from being relegated as they sit 6th with 37 points.

Onduparaka’s skipper Muhammed Shaban is five goals shy of the current league top scorer, Geoffrey Sserunkuma (of KCCA) who has 16 goals.

Shaban, who alongside teammate Rashid Toha have been summoned to the Uganda Cranes team set to face West Nile select in Paidha is expected to trouble the visiting backline.

Other players as Ivan Mbowa, Ceasear Okhuti, Living Kabong, Gadaffi Wahabu and Gaddafi Gadhino mean a lot to team Onduparaka.

“We always take every game before us as serious as ever. The match against Sadolin Paints is no exception,” Gaddafi Wahabu noted.

The visitors will dwell upon the goal scoring potentiality of towering forward Norman Ogik (now with 7 goals).

Ogik is expected to partner with Fred Kyambadde, Nasser Muzamir, Safi Basani as Peter Katumba and Ronald Lukungu’s experience will also come to play at some stage of the match.

A mammoth crowd is expected to grace the match one of the last games of the season for Onduparaka at the Green Light Stadium.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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