Tuesday 29, Match Day-23.
URA Vs Arua Hill- Arena of Vision @2PM
Wakiso Giants vs SC Villa- Kabaka Kyabaggu @4pm
Busoga United Vs Tooro United – Kakindu Stadium @4pm.
Edrine Opaala will require a late fitness test after picking a knock in jinja derby last Friday, otherwise the rest of the Busoga squad is available for selection.
For visitors, Ronald Magwali and Kenneth Madira who trained with team from respective injuries will require late fitness test to be considered.
Busoga United – Ssekandi Andrew, Onzima Peter, Mwere Nicholas, Ngalo Fredrick, Basoga Derrick, Ngonde Elvis, Wagoina Isaac, Opaala Edrine Mukisa, Anwar Ntege Mustafa, Mayanja Anthony, Shaka Ssozi.
Tooro United – Simon Mabuya, Apollo Kagogwe, Rashid Lubega, Musa Doca, Adrine Sserugo, Ronald Kayondo, Mohammed Nsereko, Gerald Lubanjwa, Mark Nsubuga, Mohammed Ssenoga, Isaac Mpagi.
Preview: Relegation Battle at Kakindu
After slightly missing out on all 3 points in Jinja drivals BUL, relegation threatened Busoga United are focusing on getting maximum points when they host rock bottom Tooro United at Kakindu.
However, they should not expect a one way traffic witnessed in reverse fixture of their comfortable 3-1 win played at Buhinga, thanks to Ntege’s brace and Shaka Sozi’s strike.
With a resilient Tooro in second round and inconsistence display for “Eyaiffe’ since shifting to Kakindu Stadium they should think twice about completing double header if they are not ready to double their performance exhibited in Jinja derby.
They are yet to pick a win in the last three games at home, since defeating Express 1-0 on February 18, they have since drawn against police and BUL whom they lost to still in Uganda Cup round of 32.
But nonetheless, according to team captain Anthony Mayanja,the team is ready and looking at Tooro points as the best chance ever to extend themselves far away from red zone territory.
“As a team we are very ready for the game and focusing on winning it, the coaches have done there part as well as the players, we are just waiting for starting whistle”
“They are a good team of course and we aren’t going to underrate them, but for us, the focus is on getting 3 points, and they bare our best chance to have a relief about the entire relegation thing”
Currently, they are just two points above relegation in 13th place on the log with 22 points, a win will see them move up to 10th.
On the hand, ‘its not over until its over’ still stands to be the slogan in the camp of the rock bottom Tooro United who are 11 points far from safety.
Having backed up the docked off points with a hard earned goalless draw in their last encounter against Arua Hill, the roaring lions are still positive about their slim chances of survival as the search for first away win of the season continues.
With revenge not far from their minds going into the Busoga game, they expect to bank on their second round resilient performance, surprisingly they have physically lost only two league games since the second round.
However, the side last won away at Busoga way back in November 2017, with a 1-0 win courtesy of Allan Kayiwa’s 7th minute strike at Bugembe, but that is a different story compared to what team captain Apollo Kagoggwe had in an interview with The-SportsNation.
“As I have been telling you, its not over till its over, and all the boys know that, we can still survive given the number of games remaining, and our focus is tuned to winning and fighting spirit,” Apollo Kagogowe said after last team’s training at Kansanga.
“The entire team is together ready for a battle, ready to do everything possible to save our selves. “
A win can only help them reduce the gap to safety to Eight points.
Head to Head
Busoga United??? Tooro United
Tooro United 1-3 Busoga United.
*Busoga United Vs Tooro United (not played)
*Tooro United 2-1 Busoga United
*Busoga United 1-1 Tooro United
*Tooro United 1-2 Busoga United
*Tooro United 2-2 Busoga United
*Busoga United 0-1 Tooro United
*Busoga United 1-1 Tooro United
*Tooro United 1-0 Busoga United