Tuesday 29th March
Gadaffi vs UPDF, Gadaffi Arena
Express vs Police, Wankulukuku
Gadaffi FC is boosted with the return of Onen Franco and Jamaldine Buchochera Karenzi who missed the game against Police due to Suspension.
The Soldier Boys will be without Richard Basangwa through injury and Charles Ssebutinde who is ineligible to face his parent club.
For UPDF, Jacob Okao is out with Malaria as well as Andrew Kawooya due to post Primary engagement with St Mary’s SS Kitende.
James Begesa is still out for the Army side having travelled with Uganda Cranes to Tajikistan for the Navruz Cup.
Taban Philip returns having missed the goalless draw with Bright Stars while Musa Mudde is a doubt.
Gadaffi XI: Paul Mujampwani, Magumba Bakari, N’tasha Serwadda, Kyeyune Umaru, Isaac Isinde, Yunusu Sibira, Steven Munguchi, Mark Bamukyaye, Brian Kalumba, Seif Batte, Alex Kitata.
UPDF: Wasswa Yusuf, Aggrey Kiirya, Oyirwoth Daglas, Samson Kasozi, Julius Kisambira, Adriko Rogers, Ibrahim Wammanah, Okello Donato, Yiga Frank, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Kigozi Ambrose.
Preview: Military Derby!
Military affiliated clubs Gadaffi and UPDF find themselves in the mix of the relegation battle after a drop in form.
Gadaffi FC are in a run of four games without a win while UPDF are winless in 13 league matches.
Gadaffi FC is seven points away from the relegation and UPDF are just four points from the drop zone.
Gadaffi FC have a number of familiar faces who will face their former employers, the likes of Seif Batte, Brian Kalumba and Alex Kitata will turn the guns against their former club UPDF.
In the reverse fixture at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground, they settled for a 2-2 draw after a brace from Medi Kyeline for UPDF while Andrew Waiswa and Hassan Musana were on target for Gadaffi FC.
Both sides settled for a goalless draw in their last matches. Gadaffi drew with Police FC at the Gadaffi Arena while UPDF shared spoils with Bright Stars at Kavumba Recreation Ground.
Gadaffi FC Coach Mubarak Wamboya said the match is very vital to them as they seek to achieve their objectives of avoiding relegation.
Wamboya also states everything in the camp is okay and the players are prepared well to see that they pick a positive result against UPDF.
“I think everything is okay considering that we have prepared well, motivation and morale in the camp is high,” said Wamboya when addressing the club media on Monday.
“We are boosted with the return of the players who were on suspension, I think we as technical team we have done everything possible to win the game
“As Gadaffi FC we are set and tomorrow’s game is very vital towards achieving our objectives of remaining in the league.
“UPDF is a strong team but we have a home advantage, everything we need must be finished tomorrow and the players are well aware that we need a positive result.”
Gadaffi are 8th on the log with 27 points after 22 matches.
They have registered six wins, 9 draws and 7 defeats having scored 21 goals and conceeded 26 times.
The Soldier Boys record in their last five matches stands at only one win, three draws and a defeat.
At the Gadaffi Arena, Gadaffi have played 11 matches and collected 19 points with 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 loses.
They have scored 11 goals and conceeded 10 times at home.
Gadaffi are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches with two wins and 3 draws.
UPDF are 11th in the standing with 24 points after 22 matches.
They have registered five wins, nine draws and 8 defeats having scored 24 goals and conceeded 34 times only Wakiso Giants (35) and Tooro United (52) have conceeded more goals.
The Army side have drawn three and lost twice in their last five games without a victory.
Away from home, UPDF have played 11 matches and picked only 7 points having won once, 4 draws and 6 defeats.
They have scored 13 goals and conceded 25 times on the road.
The Army side is winless in their last five away matches, three draws and two defeats.
Head to Head
Gadaffi ?-? UPDF
UPDF 2-2 Gadaffi