Tuesday, February 8
•Tooro United Vs Onduparaka – Buhinga, 4pm
•Busoga United Vs Mbarara City – Kakindu, 4pm
- Charles Mulanda is back and is expected to be selected in the first team squad.
- Derrick Basoga will miss out due to accumulated yellow cards
- Mbarara City will be without Captain Solomon Okwalinga and Makeuth Owol who are all out injured while Stephen Othieno is back from suspension.
- Four of the six new Signings at the club travelled with the team and are expected to make their debuts. These are Henry Musisi, Najib Tusaba, David Ojok and Dudu Ramathan.
Busoga United – Delton Oyo, Fredrick Ngalo, George William Kalyowa, Hassan Kintu, Elvis Ngonde, Derrick Basoga, Laban Tibita, Anthony Mayanja, Isaac Waigona, Shaka Ssozi, Ntege Anwar
Mbarara City- Muhammad Ssekeba GK, Najib Tusaba, Aheebwa Jasper, Otti Ronald, Karim Ramathan, Pistis Barenge, Kakaire Thomas, Bebe Swalik Ssegujja, John Adriko, Henry Kitegenyi, Jude Ssemugabi
*Preview: Relegation Six-pointer
Busoga United and Mbarara City will start their surge to beat the relegation when they meet in Kakindu.
Pressure is on hosts Busoga United who are on 11 points who will be fighting for nothing but maximum points.
On their return to Kakindu stadium last week on Friday, Busoga United lost 3-1 to URA, a loss that saw them suffer their 10th defeat of the season as they completed their first round.
Surely, time is almost up for Busoga United who are currently in the red zone, second from the bottom and they have only managed to pick 3 wins from as many games.
Back at home again, they welcome a Mbarara City side that is also not yet safe from the danger zone.
Infront of their own fans, Abbey Kikomeko’ a men need to start getting better results if they are to survive relegation this season.
The club has been hit by financial constraints and of recent, it’s some selected fans that have contributed to the team’s welfare.
Akol Godfrey, Herbert Onyango, Thomas Kabaale and Dickson Niwamanya have joined on loan from rivals BUL FC to help rescue the sinking ship.
On the other hand, Mbarara City will be targeting a perfect start in their first away game of the second round.
The Ankole Lions are not safe either – They are 12th on the log with 15 points, just three points above the red zone.
They start the second round with a new head coach in Sadik Ssempiji, who replaced Hussein Mbalangu last month.
The club had a busy January transfer window as they added in six new faces to their team in a bid to revive their season.
Among the new Signings are defender Najib Tusaba from BUL FC and Augustine Kacancu who is on loan from Bright Stars among others.
However, they will now start life without former captain Hillary Mukundane who joined Vipers SC in the just concluded window.
The reverse fixture saw a 1-all draw after Busoga United’s Ronald Kasamba late strike cancelled out Henry Kitegenyi’s first half goal at Kakyeka earlier last month.
Head to Head
Busoga Vs Mbarara City
Mbarara City 1-1 Busoga United
Busoga United Vs Mbarara City ( Not held )
Mbarara City 0-0 Busoga United
Busoga United 1-0 Mbarara City
Mbarara 2-1 Busoga United