Arua Hill vs UPDF: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, December 18
*Arua Hill Vs UPDF – Barifa
*SC Villa Vs KCCA – Njeru
*Police Vs Busoga United – Lugogo
*Vipers SC Vs Tooro United – Kitende


Team News

  • Arua Hill will be without Innocent Maduka who is still nursing injury while Robert Eseru has three accumulated cards.
  • Richard Matovu is a doubt with a shoulder injury and will face a late fitness test.
  • For UPDF, they will be without Bernard Muwanga and Wasswa Shaban who didn’t travel with the team.

Probable Lineups

*Arua Hill: Rogers Omedwa (GK), Atendele Geriga, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Vuni Bright Joseph, Rashid Toha, Faizul Ibrahim, Allan Mugalu, Gadafi Wahab, Samuel Ssekamatte, Sharif Saaka, Alfred Leku

*UPDF: Brian Bwete, James Begesa, Oyirwoth Douglas, Denis Ssekitoleko, Simon Mbazira, Okello Donato, Ibrahim Wammanah, Musa Mudde, Ezekiel Katende, Yiga Frank, Ivan Ahimbisibwe

Preview: Arua Hill Target Maximum Points at home

Arua Hill will hope to return to winning ways after back to back draws against SC Villa and Bright Stars.

UPDF have a set their sight on three points after there 3 games winning return came to an end against Wakiso Giants in a 1-0 loss.

Arua Hill Assistant Coach Sadiq Sempigi says they have prepared well and are ready to pick a good result.

“UPDF is a very good team, they have played well in their last games they are ahead of us in the table,” Sempigi stated.

“We shall take the game very serious, we want to pick a good result, we are prepared, ready to go and we hope the game goes our way.

“I think we shall get the best of the game, we have had a very good recovery sessions and the boys are in a better position to play.”

Arua Hill are 7th with 15 points in 10 games, they have won 4 games, three draws and 3 loses.

UPDF sits 6th on the log with 17 points in 10 matches, winning 5, 2 draws and losing 3 games.

A win for Arua Hill will see them leapfrog UPDF in the 6th position with a point above them while a win for UPDF will push them in the top 4.

Arua Hill have collected 8 points at home in 5 matches and are unbeaten at the Barifa Ground after winning two and 3 draws.

Away from home UPDF have picked just 4 points with a win against Tooro and a draw with Onduparaka losing to Wakiso Giants, KCCA and URA.

The last time they met in the Uganda Cup last season UPDF eliminated Arua Hill after an Alex Kitata lone header in Bombo to overturn a 3-2 deficit in Arua.

Stats

This will be the third meeting between the two sides after the first two meetings in the Uganda Cup last season.

Head to Head

2020/2021 (Uganda Cup)
*UPDF 1-0 Arua Hill
*Arua Hill 3-2 UPDF


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