UPDF vs Onduparaka: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday 21st May 2022

*BUL FC vs SC Villa – Bugembe
*KCCA FC Vs Wakiso Giants – Lugogo
*Vipers Vs Police FC – Kitende
*UPDF FC Vs Onduparaka – Bombo
*Arua Hill Vs Express FC – Arua
*Tooro United Vs URA FC – Buhinga

*Busoga United Vs Gaddafi FC- Kakindu Stadium.
*Bright Stars Vs Mbarara City – Kavumba

Team News

UPDF will be without Defender Samson Kasozi due to Yellow cards accumulation.

They well come Goalkeeper Brian Bwete who will play the last game of his career having announced his retirement.

For Onduparaka, they welcome a host of players who missed the the 3-1 loss to Bright Stars including talisman and Skipper Muhammad Shaban.

Rashid Yakini and Mansoor Safi also returns.

The caterpillars will be without Assistant Captain Rashid Okocha who is serving his ban and Mayanja Davis with accumulated yellow cards.

Rashid Agau with torn ligament, Baden Mujahid are still still sidelined.

Jarieko James and Sserunjogi Patrick are also ruled out with injuries.

Probable Lineups

UPDF: Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Oyirwoth Daglas, Denis Ssekitoleko, Musa Mudde, Okello Donato, Adriko Rogers, Ibrahim Wammanah, Mugisha Rogers, Yiga Frank, Ivan Ahimbisibwe.

Onduparaka: Mathias Muwanga (GK), John Rogers, Matovu Patrick, Amayo Ahmed, Ojara Dennis, Yakin Rashid, Kateregga Abasi, Norman Ogik, Mansoor Safi, Shaban Muhammad, Okech Emmanuel.

Preview: UPDF’s Brian Bwete Playing Last match

Brian Bwete

UPDF Goalkeeper Brian Bwete will hope to end his career on high with a positive result.

The Shotstopper announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season and this will be his last game.

Bwete joined UPDF at the start of the season from Suhur Shire in Ethiopia and made 13 appearances for the Army side including a man of the match performance against Express.

Bwete who also featured for the Uganda Cranes National Team has been a journeyman having featured for a number of clubs like Hearts United in Kadiba Mengo, CRO FC, Kisanja FC, SC Villa, URA FC, Lweza FC, BUL FC, OC Bukavu Dawa in Congo, Zambia’s Mufulira Wanderers, Suhul Shire of Ethiopia and now UPDF were he will retire from.

The Shotstopper won the 2014 Uganda Cup with URA in Mbale beating KCC 4-2 on Penalties after a 2-2 draw in full-time.

And his last game will be against Onduparaka – but the hosts’ record against the visitors is so poor as they have never beaten them.

Both UPDF and Onduparaka will just play for pride as they have already sealed their places in the league next season.

However, the hosts will hope to win it for their outgoing Custodian to gift him the perfect retirement package.

In the reverse fixture, Rashid Agau cancelled out Ivan Ahimbisibwe lead to end in a one all draw.

Coming into this game, UPDF played out a goalless draw with Express at Wankulukuku Stadium with Erick Kambale missing penalty kick.

For Onduparaka, they lost 3-1 at home to Bright Stars at the Ababet Greenlight Stadium.


UPDF are 7th on the log with 37 points having won 9, lost and drawn 10 apiece.

They have scored 32 goals and conceeded 40 times.

In their last five matches, the Army side have won three, drawn and lost one each.

At home, UPDF have played 14 matches with five wins and draws each and four loses picking 20 points.

They have scored 12 and conceeded 13.

In their last five home matches, Brian Ssenyondo side have lost three, one win and drawn the other.

Onduparaka sits 10th in the standing with 34 points having 9 wins and draws apiece and 11 defeats.

They have scored 30 goals and conceeded 36 times.

The caterpillars have registration three consecutive defeats, a draw and a win in their last five matches.

Away from home, Onduparaka have picked 15 points in 14 matches having won four, 3 draws and seven defeats.

They have scored 16 goals and conceeded 18 on the road.

In their last five visits, they have won three, a draw and a loss.

Head to Head

UPDF ?-? Onduparaka
Onduparaka 1-1 UPDF

Onduparaka vs UPDF (Not played)
UPDF 0-1 Onduparaka

UPDF 0-0 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 2-1 UPDF

Onduparaka 3-2 UPDF
UPDF 0-1 Onduparaka



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