Living Kabon is suspended for the match due to accumulated cautions Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Living Kabon of Onduparaka Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AISHA NAKATO

Onduparaka return to the Green Light Stadium on Friday for a date with Express looking to keep their unbeaten record at home in the Uganda Premier League intact.

The Caterpillars remain one of the only two sides in the league yet to taste defeat at home this campaign, and although the side has triumphed just twice in front of their home fans in their last five engagements, the fans will be hopeful maximum points are secured on Friday.

In their debut season in top flight, Onduparaka have relished playing at their backyard against top teams. KCCA, SC Villa, Vipers have all left the Green Light empty handed.

Currently in the top six, only Soana and URA have managed to escape from Arua with a point, and fans will hope the trend continues when Express arrive in town.

Against Matia Lule’s men however, Onduparaka are up against a side that has picked up more points on their travels than they have at home this term. The Red Eagles have collected 21 points on the road, only table leaders KCCA [23], URA [22] and Soana [22] have secured more points away from home than the Wankulukuku side.

Adraa and his charges will be aware of that when they set the ball rolling on Friday.

Back in September last year when the reverse fixture was played, the two sides shared spoils in form of a 1-1 draw, with both goals arriving in the second half.

A similar outcome on Friday would be a good result for the hosts who have made it clear they want to maintain their unbeaten record at home.

Last time in the league, Onduparaka lost away to Soana in a game the club’s top scorer Shaban Muhammad came as a second half substitute. He scored his 12th goal of the campaign in that game and will be expected to harm their opponents on Friday.

Express meanwhile, go into tomorrow’s game off the back of an embarrassing defeat to relegation threatened Lweza in midweek. The side was thumped 4-2 in the Wankulukuku derby

Onduparaka have an opportunity to go above Express with victory on Friday. Only two points and places separate the two sides as Express sit fifth with 40 points.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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