Saturday 18th February
*Mbarara City vs Jinja North United, Kakyeka Stadium
Mbarara City will go all out with the aim of picking maximum points as they host Jinja North United at Kakyeka stadium in the FUFA Big League.
With both NEC and Kitara FC dropping points, it’s all on the Ankole Lions to capitalise on that to move to the summit of the log.
Occupying the fourth spot with a game in hand, Sadiq Sempiji’s side are just two points below joint leaders Kitara FC, NEC and Police FC who are all on 33 points.
A win against the Jinja based side will put Mbarara City one point clear on top.
They have registered eight wins, seven draws and just one defeat with 28 goals scored and 12 conceeded.
However, they will anticipate a difficult match against one of the stubborn teams in the league.
On a positive note, Mbarara City will have the support of the home fans which will be an advantage to them on there quest to promotion.
Mbarara City will hope to bounce back to winning ways having being held to a one all draw by Booma United at Masindi stadium.
Seiri Arigumaho was on target for the visitors after cancelling out Omedi Denis lead.
For newcomers Jinja North United, they will hope to cause an upset to the promotion hopefuls.
Jinja North United come into this tie after Uganda Cup elimination by Vipers in a game that went to penalties.
Any result that is not a defeat will be a positive one for the Doves.
Coming into this game, Jinja North United lost 2-1 to Ndejje University at home, Matama Dickson scored their only goal.
Jinja North United are just three points from the relegation point, they sit 11th in the standing with 20 points.
They have managed five wins and draws apiece and six defeats having 16 goals and conceeded 18 times in 16 outings.
They are on the run of poor form failing to win any of their last five matches, losing last three and two draws.
In the reverse fixture, they played out a goalless draw at Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe.