Thursday, February 10
•Calvary Vs Maroons – 4pm, Greenlight Stadium (Arua)
•Proline Vs Nyamityobora- 2pm, Omondi Stadium (Lugogo)
•Ndejje University Vs MYDA – 4pm, Arena of Visions (Luwero)
•Blacks Power Vs Kitara – 4pm, Akibua Memorial Stadium (Lira)
•Luwero United Vs Kyetume – 4pm, Kosovo ground (Kasana)
Kyetume FC coach David Mutono has pledged to help the Mukono-based side earn a spot in the Uganda Premier League next season despite facing some challenges.
Kyetume start their FUFA Big League second round on Thursday away to Luwero United at Kosovo ground in Kasana.
Mutono revealed that the club is facing financial hardships and their squad was weakened after departure of some key players in the concluded January Transfer window.
“The preparations for thd second round have not been so smooth because we are not financially stable,” Mutono told The-SportsNation.
“Plus we lost a couple of key players, which would not have been possible if we had money to keep them stay. This has affected us so much given that we have a tough second round schedule where we have to play six of our 10 games away from home.”
Midfielder Kabuye Steven left for Arua Hill, Assistant captain Felix Okot returned to Maroons, Cephas Kambugu also joined Maroons, while Joshua Kigozi and goalkeeper Austin Opoka are the other departures.
“But as a coach you have to look for ways to fill the void, and we managed to recruit some to see that we persevere,” Mutono added.
Sharif Ssaka back at the club after a short spell at Arua Hill, Steven Ategeka, Allan Lyazi Mugalu, Deo Isejja are the other additions.
The club also promoted Hakim Kyotakalire and Mahad Zayid Ssetimba from their Junior team.
The Slaughters start the second round in third place with 17 points, one below leaders Blacks Power and Kataka FC.
But they are also a point above Maroons and Calvary who sit 4th and 5th respectively.
“We have to use the little resources we have to see that we can achieve our targets,” Mutono adds.
“I want to see this team remain competitive in the second round, our target is to play each game like a final.
“We face Luwero United which is a good team. It’s going to be a tough one because they are playing at home but we want to win each of our game and I want to assure everyone that we are going up in the Uganda Premier League next season.
“We want to win more games but most important of all is that we have to start conceding less and avoid errors at the back.”
Kyetume FC’s Big League Fixture for second round
Feb 10 – Luwero United (A)
Feb 13 – Kitara (A)
Feb 17 – MYDA FC (H)
Mar 6 – Calvary (A)
Mar 10 – Ndejje University (H)
Mar 13 – Blacks Power (A)
Mar 17 – Maroons (H)
Apr 10 – Nyamityobora (A)
Apr 14 – Proline (H)
May 1 – Kataka (A)