Saturday, November 11
•Gaddafi Vs Mbarara City – Gaddafi Arena, Jinja
•Maroons Vs NEC – Prisons ground, Luzira
- Gaddafi will be without the duo of Sharif Ssengendo and Baker Buyala despite featuring in the win over NEC
- Najib Tusaba and Meddie Nsereko remain sidelined as well
- For Mbarara City, Striker Henry Kitegenyi is out with Malaria
- Richard Wandyaka is back from injury while goalkeeper Ronald Mutebi, Jamie Kisitu Nvule and Henry Musisi are sidelined.
Gaddafi – Andrew Ssekandi, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Herbert Onyango, Douglas Bithum, Franco Balabala, Thomas Ochungo, Steven Munguchi, Amos Kirya, Frank Mulimi, Johnson Odongo, Benson Muhindo
Mbarara City – Hakim Nsamba, Innocent Wafula, Joel Abaliwano, Karim Ramathan, Bakali Magumba, Francis Odongo, Yunus Sibira, Hussein Mwanje, Joseph Akandwanaho, Pius Kaggwa, Seiri Arigumaho
Preview: Wasswa Bbosa Back At Gaddafi
Wasswa Bbosa’s return to face his former team, Gaddafi, adds a layer of significance to the upcoming match for Mbarara City’s head coach.
Having departed Gaddafi in the previous season amidst financial struggles, Bbosa has embarked on a new chapter with Mbarara City, a team that he is steadily shaping according to his vision—focused on physical prowess and defensive resilience.
The transformation at Mbarara City is evident as Bbosa instills a robust defensive strategy, making his team a formidable force at the back.
His side has conceded just twice this season, but on the flip side, they have also managed to score as many.
Notably, the challenge lies in the offensive aspect, with Mbarara City struggling to find the net, presenting a notable limitation in their overall performance.
This was highlighted in their recent league game, where they needed a Joseph Akandwanaho equaliser in the second half to salvage a point at Kakyeka against Bright Stars.
With him, Bbosa moved to Mbarara City with some Gaddafi players including Yunus Sibira and Bakali Magumba, and some members on the technical team.
Gaddafi, Bbosa’s former side, responded resiliently after a setback in the Jinja derby.
Under coach David Mutono, they secured a convincing 3-0 victory over NEC, showcasing their ability to bounce back and setting a positive tone for their future matches.
Gaddafi aims to capitalize on this momentum, looking to build on the success and maintain an upward trajectory in the league standings.
Gaddafi beat Mbarara City home and away in the 2021/22 season – Amos Kirya scored at Kakyeka while Waiswa Andrew slotted in a late penalty in Jinja to seal a double.
Head to Head
•Gaddafi 1-0 Mbarara City
•Mbarara City -1 Gaddafi