William Kiibi (Maroons), Martin Mpuuga (Police) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Maroons’ front man William Kiibi in action during a league game against Police at Namboole Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Maroons will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Uganda Premier League to nine games when they travel to Jinja to meet Kirinya-Jinja SSS at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe on Tuesday.

The Prisons side has not lost a game since losing to Express nearly two months ago, and three victories have been secured in that period while drawing five times.

Asaph Mwebaze’s team has proved extremely hard to beat this season, and while the entertaining style of play has been maintained, Maroons have greatly improved in their defensive play, with only eight goals conceded, making them the third joint best defence in the division.

Only SC Villa with four, Bright Stars and URA both with seven goals have let in fewer goals this term.

Maroons have enjoyed their travels this term. Two of their three wins came away from home, but they’ll most certainly face a tough task against Kirinya who have lost just once at Bugembe since earning promotion to top flight last season.

Charles Ayeikho has tasked his team to finish the season seventh or above, but the side has been far from consistent lately.

There will be need to emulate their start of the season performance, and Ayeikho will be hopeful a great result will be achieved on Tuesday.

Ayeikho has a full squad to pick from on Tuesday. They welcome forward Joel Madondo who received a red card against Onduparaka back from suspension.

The Students will also be happy to welcome back the duo of Musa Esenu and Ibrahim Kayiwa who sat out the tie against their parent club Vipers over the weekend.

These two sides are meeting for the first time in the league, and Kirinya-Jinja SSS head into the game placed seventh in the table standings with seventeen points, that’s two places and a point ahead of Maroons.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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