Tuesday, February 8
•Tooro United Vs Onduparaka – Buhinga Stadium, 4pm
•Busoga United Vs Mbarara City – Kakindu Stadium, 4pm
- Onduparaka will miss captain Shaban Muhammad due to suspension after the striker picked his sixth yellow card of the season
- Jimmy Ndalambi was sent off against KCCA FC while Rashid Okocha continues to serve his ban
- For Tooro United, Apollo Kagogwe returns from suspension since he was sent off against SC Villa in Njeru.
-Former players Denis Ojara, Ronald Mubiru and Ponsiano Ssegonja will be turning out for the Caterpillars after sealing moves in concluded January window
Onduparaka – Michael Kagiri, John Rogers, Patrick Matovu, Ivan Okello, Denis Ojara, Abasi Kateregga, Nathan Oloro, Mansoor Safi, Emmanuel Oketch, Mujahid Baden, Norman Ogik
Tooro united – Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Rashid Lubega, Gerrard Lubanjwa, Rogers Murungi, Ronald Kayondo, Hussein Mwanje, Isaac Mpagi, Julius Pirwot, Edward Kawooya, Mark Nsubuga, Apollo Kagogwe
Preview – Ibrahim Kirya Face Uphill Task
Tooro United start new life under coach Ibrahim Kirya who joined the club recently after the departure of Edward Golola.
Kirya’s long list of problems he has to face include financial constraints and short-handedness at the club.
Its difficult to tell how many players the club has and it remains to be seen if they will raise enough players for match-day 16.
They lost a couple of players including Marvin Oshaba who sealed a move to Police FC.
Shafic Nana Kakeeto remained in Kampala while Marvin Mutoni, Abdulkarim Kasule and Adrian Sserugo are among the players who reportedly left the club.
The remaining players are all demotivated which comes as a no surprise for a team that has gone months without pay.
They have lost 13 consecutive league games and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
To cap the woes, there are betting rumours surrounding the club!
The side sit rock bottom with four points, 10 adrift of visiting Onduparaka FC who are just two points above safety.
This is a relegation six pointer and Onduparaka will seek to capitalise from Tooro United’s woes to leave Buhinga stadium unscathed.
In the first round, Onduparaka won 4-2 at Greenlight Stadium with Shaban Muhammad, Gabriel Matata, Emmanuel Oketch and Nathan Oloro on target while Denis Ojara and Hussein Mwanje (Penalty) scored for Tooro United.
Head to Head – League
•Onduparaka 4-2 Tooro United
•Tooro 0-3 Onduparaka
•Onduparaka 3-0 Tooro
•Onduparaka 0-1 Tooro
•Tooro 0-0 Onduparaka
•Tooro 0-1 Onduparaka
•Onduparaka 2-0 Tooro
•Tooro 2-1 Onduparaka
•Ondupaka 0-0 Tooro