Charles Ayiekho Lukula Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Premier League:

Match Day 27 (Wednesday, 2nd May 2018):

  • SC Villa Jogoo Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Masaka Recreational Stadium, Masaka
  • 4:30 pm – Live on and social media plat forms (Kawowo Sports Facebook and Twitter)
[/media-credit] Kirinya-Jinja S.S head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Kirinya-Jinja S.S Football Club head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula acknowledges the fact that he was molded and shaped by Sports Club Villa Jogoo.

However, in a quick assertion, he believes he has always behaved professionally every-time chance has come to face off with the Jogoos.

Ahead of Wednesday’s premier league match with Sports Club Villa Jogoo in Masaka, Lukula vows;

I behave professionally and play my job every-time I face off with SC Villa Jogoo. I always give them a very difficult time and they know it. In all the clubs that i have been with, SC Villa Jogoo has struggled to get even a point off me. This time round, things will not be different. I will give them a run of their money in Masaka

The two sides lock horns in one of the three league matches lined up on the Wednesday menu.

[/media-credit] Kirinya Jinja SSS Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The Jogoos are fresh from an unconvincing one all draw with Mbarara City at the Kakyeeka stadium, a match that witnessed them lose two valuable points at the corner stage of the league with five matches to go.

Since the Saturday match, the Jogoos held their training session at Kisubi, and not the usual Villa park training base for fear of rowdy fans who wanted to pounce onto the suspended head coach Wasswa Bbosa.

Come Kirinya-Jinja S.S, they lost 2-1 at home to visiting Bright Stars, having been held one all earlier in the epic Jinja derby with BUL.

[/media-credit] Samson Kirya is down with a bout of malaria Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Team developments:

SC Villa Jogoo:

Samson Kirya, Sports Club Villa Jogoo’s first choice goalkeeper is out with typhoid and missed the club’s Monday training session at Kisubi, off Entebbe road.

Recovering Yusuf Wasswa, a mid-season signing from Masavu is expected to start ahead of former Jogoo under age graduate Sam Kivumbi in the goal posts.

[/media-credit] Yusuf Wasswa is expected to play his first match since joining SC Villa Jogoo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The Jogoos shall welcome back the timely return of Martin Kizza (suspension) and left back John Adriko.

The duo, alongside goalkeeper Wasswa did not make the match day squad for the Mbarara trip.

The exciting Allan Kyambadde, Ambrose Kirya, Abel Eturude, Yubu Bogere, George Ssenkaaba, Martin Muwanga, Henry Katongole, Joseph Nsubuga, Simon Sserunkuma, Vitalis Tabu, Godfrey “Neyo” Lwesibawa and Nicholas Kasozi are all match fit for the game against Kirinya-Jinja S.S.

“We are set for a good match and every player is aware of his role. We shall work as a team for decent performance and maximum points” Lwesibawa noted.

[/media-credit] John Adriko dribble past two Onduparaka players in Masaka. Adriko is back on the Jogoo match day squad against Kirinya-Jinja S.S Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Ayiekho is expected to name a formidable line up that will start against Sports Club Villa with the deadly attack force of Musa Esenu, Fred Amaku and the robust Faizal Muwawu all expected to start.

T0wering captain Emmanuel Akol, the diligent Isaac Ntege, roving right back Allan Drajua, Livingstone “C4” Mulondo, George Kasonko, Makon Landry, Bashir Mutanda, Jeromy Kirya, Rajab Sabiri, Moses Batali, Mark Bamukaaye and goalkeepers Emmanuel Rubangakene or Opoka Atino are all available for selection for Lukula and his support technical team.

Defender Willey Macro remains the a major doubt having collided with Bright Stars’ captain and the league top scorer, Nelson Senkatuka in the previous match at Bugembe.

[/media-credit] Kirinya-Jinja S.S players celebrate after scoring against Onduparaka at the Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe Credit: K-Jinja S.S Media

During the first round encounter for the same fixture, Amaku struck late in the added minutes to deny the visiting Jogoos maximum points after George Ssenkaaba had struck earlier in the 51st minute.

Maximum points for the Jogoos will see them keep pressure on leaders, Vipers ahead of the last four games of the season.

Meanwhile, Kirinya-Jinja S.S is eagerly chasing a top four slot as their prime ambition this season.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018:

  • SC Villa Jogoo Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Masaka Recreational Stadium (4:30 pm)
  • Masavu Vs Mbarara City – Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe (4:30 pm)
  • Onduparaka Vs URA – Green Light Stadium, Arua (4:30 pm)

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

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