Pius Obuya Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 5):

  • Tuesday, 30th October 2018
  • Maroons FC Vs BUL FC

*At Luzira Prisons Grounds (4:30 PM)

[/media-credit] Pius Obuya (left) will need to keep on his feet for the duration of the game if Maroons is to get a decent result against a rigid Bul side. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Going by the current state of affairs and form at Maroons Football Club, the 1968 and 1969 Uganda Premier League winners’ house can be equated to a burning kiln in the famous Sahara desert.

With three back to back losses and a draw in the latest outing, there is definitely an underneath fire boiling up at Maroons in the early stages of the 2018/19 season.

Two former Uganda Cranes legends George “Best” Nsimbe and David Obua, the coaches at the helm of the club are working around the corner as they seek for quick remedies to avert the seemingly worrying situation.

On Tuesday, Jinja based entity BUL Football club visits the Luzira Prisons stadium to face Maroons with a mission to inflict more pain and misery.

BUL XI vs Tooro United at Njeru. BUL lost 1-0 at home

What Nsimbe and company will apply is the mitigation strategy to restrict and avoid BUL’s intended “evil” plans for the evening.

The positive aspect to start with, Maroons earned their first point of the season in the one all home draw against the four-time UPL winners Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) last week.

BUL, with two victories to their name, one loss and draw apiece also face a stern test of character away from home against an experienced side that has players as Ashadu Bugembe (goalkeeper), Brian Majwega, Herman Nteza, Seif Batte, Pius “TZ Iniesta” Obuya, Solomon Walusimbi, Maxwell Okello among others.

“We are focused for the first win of the season. We have the belief and as a team worked so hard in training” stylish left footer Obuya attests to Kawowo Sports.

[/media-credit] Pius “TZ Iniesta” Obuya Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Visiting BUL, fresh the goal-less away draw with Express at Wankulukuku stadium are led by three former Uganda Cranes internationals on the sideline – Peter Onen (Head coach), David “Tiilika” Kiwanuka and Bright Dhaira.

Of late, BUL’s front line has been one of the club’s key pillars with Villa Oromchan, Douglas Owori, Hamis Tibita, Richard Wandyaka and James Otim firing on all cylinder ends.

The Yunus Sibira, Daniel Shabena and Patrick Sembuya combo in central midfield also looks as solid on the field of play as it is on paper with towering Joshua “Letti” Lubwama a perfect understudy choice.

Fast improving goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo, skipper Abdul Mayanja, William “Willis” Otongo and Hakim Magombe in defence will work for a much craved for clean sheet performance.

Left back Richard Matovu who limped out for Magombe in the first half of the Express game will necessitate a late fitness test if he is to make the traveling 18 man team to Kampala.

Coming to this particular game, only Maroons and SC Villa have not won any game this season after round four.

Other Match Day 5 Games:

  • SC Villa FC Vs URA FC – Mandela National Stadium-Namboole (4:00 PM) – Live game on TV
  • Onduparaka Vs Bright Stars – Green Light Stadium (4:30 PM)
  • Nyamityobora FC Vs Police FC – Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku (4:30 PM)
  • Ndejje University FC FC Vs Paidha Black Angels SC – Arena of Visions – Ndejje University, Bombo (4:30 PM)
  • Kirinya Jinja SSS FC Vs Vipers SC – The Mighty Arena-Jinja SSS (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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