UPL Match-day Six
Friday, November 19
•Mbarara City Vs Vipers – Kakyeka
•Gaddafi Vs Arua Hill – Gaddafi Arena
•KCCA Vs UPDF – Lugogo
•Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United – Kabaka Kyabaggu
•Busoga United Vs Bright Stars – Njeru
Saturday, November 20
•Onduparaka Vs Police – Arua
•URA Vs BUL – Ndejje
•Express Vs SC Villa – Wankulukuku
- Busoga United welcomes back Ssekulima Paul who returns to the team after missing the previous opening four games.
- Tibiita Laban is back following a knock in the last game against Tooro United. For Kibbale Elvis, he will have to pass a late fitness test after picking up an injury in the team’s last training on Thursday.
- For the Visitors, Forward Loki Emmanuel returned back from international duties and is available for selection.
- The club has no new injury woes.
Busoga United FC XI – Nantamu Michael, Kintu Hassan, Nicholas Mwere, Derrick Basoga, Douglas Bithum, Elvis Ngonde, Anthony Mayanja, Isaac Wagoina, Shaka Ssozi, Mpata Rashid, Anwar Ntege.
Bright Stars XI – Simon Tamale, Simon Ssemayange, Andrew Kyambadde, Andrew Kaggwa, Joseph Marvin Youngman, Warren Buule, Nelson Ssenkatuka, Derrick Kiggundu, Jamir Kisitu Nvule, Kasinde, Emmanuel Loki
Preview: Bright Stars Start new life after Baker Mbowa
Bright Stars will start a new life without former head coach Baker Mbowa when they visit Busoga United on Friday.
Earlier on Last week, the club parted ways with Mbowa following the poor start into the new season. They had lost three games and picked just one point (a draw with KCCA FC) in their opening four games of the season.
Thereafter, the club confirmed his assistant Simon Mugwerwa as the interim coach and he will be having his first test on Friday against Busoga United.
“The fans should expect our first win of the season we have that confidence that we are going to play a good game, score goals. We are going to go all out to attack Busoga so that we get the three points so that we can build on that,” Mugwerwa said ahead of the game.
He added: “I just take it as an opportunity that I’m going to serve this club for the first game and games ahead. So it is challenge I give to the boys to deliver so that we pick up the three points from Busoga.”
On the other side, Busoga United will be eyeing consecutive victories having won their last game against Tooro.
In a rescheduled fixture at Njeru, the Abbey Kikomeko Bogere coached side will be eyeing maximum points in what looks like their last game at Njeru before they head to their new home in Kakindu Stadium.
This being their second home game of the season, assistant coach Jalendo Jimmy says they want to get their first win of the season at home.
“Our focus is getting off the mark at home. We have prepared well since we didn’t rest in this international break.”
Head To Head
*Bright Stars Vs Busoga United (not held due to covid-19)
*Busoga United 1-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 3-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 3-1 Bright Stars
*Busoga United 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 4-1 Busoga United
*Busoga United 1-2 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 2-1 Busoga United
*Bright Stars 0-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 1-1 Bright Stars