Moses Basena (R) is set to quit UPDF Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

UPDF will be after their second win of the season when they travel to Kakindu Stadium, Jinja to meet home side Bul.

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Moses Basena and his men must be savoring their start to the campaign. While they fell prey to URA in their opening match, impressive results have been recorded since then.

First, they came from behind to hold defending champions KCCA in their first home game of the season eleven days ago; then Express suffered their second defeat of the campaign at the hands of the side in their most recent game.

Those four points have placed the Bombo side sixth in the table standings, and Basena will be looking to further climb up the table with a great result on Wednesday.

Kakindu Stadium is the place UPDF [then called The Saints] got their first win of the campaign from last term. The sides met on game week three last season, with Bul the slightly better side form wise having drawn against Proline and URA in their opening two games.

But while that was the case, UPDF who were nursing wounds from their 3-1 defeat to Soana went on to bag all the three points from Kakindu.

Veteran striker Godfrey Wakaza scored the lone goal on that occasion to separate the two sides and hand his team their first win. He has fired blanks in their opening three games this term, but he’ll be looking to emulate that performance on Wednesday.

Most likely to do the damage though is Ezekiel Katende who has scored two in two. He is on two goals currently trailing the top scorer Nelson Senkatuka by a goal.

Last term this time, Bul were in the same state as regards to points collected. They had two points from three games. Difference then was that, despite failing to pick maximum points, they were convincing on the eye. It is the opposite this term.

They had a frustrating first half against league debutants Mbarara City on the opening day of the campaign, and let the side dominate play in the second half. That game ended goalless and it was followed by a 1-0 loss to Vipers.

Bul have not impressed in a single bit. Against Kirinya-Jinja SSS in their one-all draw over the weekend, they took the lead, but were outplayed the entire game and did little to convince even their fans that they deserved to win. They eventually succumbed to pressure and conceded a late goal that meant another stalemate.

Kefa Kisala says his players are new to each other hence the disconnection. He might want to find the solution to their lack of cohesion before fans start calling for his head.

They head into tomorrow’s game seated 13th on the log with two points.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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