Wednesday, October 5
*Busoga United Vs Blacks Power, Kakindu stadium
- Busoga United’s Isaac Isinde and Asistant Captain Laban Tibiita are expected to make return having missed the opener.
- Busoga United have full squad available for selection.
- For Blacks Power, they will be without Forward Dickens Okwir due to a minor injury.
- Goalkeeper Tonny Kyamera and Defender Mike Kawooya are also ruled out for the visitors, with the latter on club suspension.
Busoga United: Sanon Mulabi (GK), Kintu Hassan, George William Kalyowa, Fred Ngalo, Derrick Basoga, Franco Balabala, Peter Osama, Thomas Ochungu, Bashamu, Edrine Opaala, Nicholas Mweru.
Blacks Power: Ssekeba Muhammad (GK), Onen Franco, Ndalambi Jimmy, Okello Ivan, Amayo Ahmed, Opio Simon Misaki, Siwu Micheal, Odur Emmanuel, Baden Mujahid, Bronson Nsubuga, Onekalit Francis.
*Preview: Busoga United will bank on Home Advantage
Busoga United will make use of home advantage and experience in the league as they welcome newcomers Blacks Power at the Kakindu stadium.
Both sides will hope to bounce back from an embarrassing 5-0 defeats in the opener.
Busoga United lost 5-0 away to new entrants Maroons at Luzira Prisons ground while Blacks Power were handed a harsh welcome to the league with a 5-0 defeat to Uganda Cup Champions BUL FC at the John Akibua Memorial stadium on Saturday.
Speaking to the club media ahead of the game, Busoga United Head Coach Paul Kiwanuka says his side is ready and prepared for the game as they hope to return to winning ways.
“Me personally as a Coach am ready and prepared to face Blacks Power and all my players are ready for the challenge being the fact that we lost our first game away to Maroons,” Kiwanuka told the club media.
The gaffer also adds that they have amended their mistakes and they will go out for the maximum points.
“So everything is in place, we corrected the mistakes that we made so each and every player is ready for the challenge and they are very much aware that we need nothing but all the three points.”
Kiwanuka has urged the fans to flood Kakindu stadium and support the team.
“I just urge all the fans to turn up in big numbers ready to cheer up their team so that we get the maximum points that we need.”
After a disappointing opener in the league, Blacks Power will hope to get their first ever win and goal in the top flight over a fellow struggling Busoga United.
The Lira based side will hope that the experience of their Head coach Peter Onen will drive them this time to their record win.
Both Busoga United and Blacks Power have conceeded a league high goals (5) in the opening weekend of the league.
*Busoga United are 13th while Blacks Power sits 14th without a point each with -5 goal difference.
*This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in the Uganda Premier League.