Tuesday 1st March
*Onduparaka Vs Gaddafi FC – Green light stadium
*Police FC Vs Tooro United – MTN Omondi stadium
*BUL FC Vs UPDF FC – Kyabazinga stadium
The hosts of Onduparaka welcome back Ronald Mubiru from injury as Atamba Nathaniel could be handed his debut.
Rashid Yakini and Rashid Agau are sidelined with injuries whereas long term absentee of Rashid Okocha who is serving his suspension.
Gaddafi FC welcome back club captain Andrew Waiswa who missed the Uganda cup game due to an injury.
They will miss the services of Muwawu Faisal, Musana Hassan, Buchochera Jamaldine and Otim James didn’t travel with the team to Arua due to injuries sustained.
Kyeyune Umar also sits out of this tie to seve his suspension of accumulated cards.
Michael Kagiri (GK), John Rogers, Patrick Matovu, Davis Mayanja, Dennis Ojara, Ahmed Amayo, Patrick Sserunjogi, Shaban Muhammad, Nathaniel Atamba, Gabriel Matata, Baden Mujjahid.
Gaddafi FC XI
Mutebi Ronald (GK), Mpanga Sula, Serwadda Naziru, Magunda Bakali, Isaac Isinde, Onen Franco , Sibira Yunusu, Kyeyune Umaru, Mulimi Frank, Basangwa Richard, Kalumba Brian
Preview: It’s Pay back time – Ivan Okello speaks ahead of Gaddafi game.
The Startimes Uganda Premier League match between Onduparaka and Gaddafi will be a tightly contested game as both sides seek to collect maximum points.
Onduparaka assistant captain Ivan Okello has dubbed it a pay back time as the Caterpillars seek to secure their way from the relegation battle after a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture.
“The team is 100% prepared for the game and the good thing is that we have a fully fit squad. The first leg game we played against Gaddafi wasn’t a fair one and this is going to be pay back time, it’s going to be revenge,” said Ivan Okello.
“I would like to assure the fans that they should only expect a win against Gaddafi FC tomorrow.”
Onduparaka come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win against Tooro United in the Uganda cup despite falling to a 3-1 loss against KCCA FC in their last league encounter.
Gaddafi FC head coach Peter Onen expects a very intense game as both sides are fighting for safer league positions on the table.
“It is a very contentious game between the two teams because we are all not yet safe according to the table standings. The way one will approach the game on the tactical perspective, he will walk away smiling because every team is targeting a win,” said BUL Coach Peter Onen.
Gaddafi defender Isaac Isinde is confident that his teammates of Gaddafi FC will give in their best to see that they walk away with a win.
“We are set for the game against Onduparaka, both teams target three points for their safety but we shall give in all our best to see that we take home all the three points from the game,” said Isaac Isinde.
Gaddafi FC lost their Uganda cup tie against Police FC and will now turn all the focus onto the league for safer places on the log.
Onduparaka managed to pick up a 2-2 draw against Gaddafi in the first leg as they came from down to score a late penalty for the equaliser.
The Caterpillars of Onduparaka sit 12th on the log with 17 points just a point above the relegation zone.
They are unbeaten in Arua in their last seven league games
Gaddafi sit 8th on the log with 24 points from the 18 games played so far and are with eight points above the relegation zone.
The Soldier Boys have lost three straight away games in the league
Head to Head.
Gaddafi 2-2 Onduparaka