Three days after their return from the Paris 2024 Africa Olympics Qualifiers in South Africa, Hockey Cranes players return to their respective clubs to get the league rolling again.
The league that had taken over a month break returns on Saturday with three fixtures in the Men’s division, but the blockbuster encounter of the gameweek will take place on Sunday.
It will involve longtime rivals Weatherhead and Wananchi who are currently separated by just goal difference. After sixteen match days, both sides have accumulated 40 points, but Weatherhead sit at the top of the table due to a superior goal difference that reads 101.
These two sides are neck and neck with each other! None of them has lost a game this season, and each have drawn just once, however, the table leaders are slightly better in terms of goals.
Weatherhead have scored 111 goals, that’s six more than Wananchi and have conceded only ten, that’s four fewer than Wananchi.
As they prepare to face off on Sunday, Weatherhead will be hoping to maintain the status quo.
Colline Batusa finished as Uganda’s top scorer at the Olympics Qualifiers with two goals. He will be looking to continue with his scoring.
Batusa is currently third in the scoring charts with 21 goals, however, his teammate Thomas Opio leads the charts with 32. Wananchi’s Jordan Achaye is second with 29.
KHC Originals will open match day 17 against City Lions on Saturday before Makerere and KHC Stallions taking on Rockets and Weatherhead Titans respectively on the same day.
The other Sunday game will see Thunders face Badgers.