Busoga United FC will bank on recent momentum to revenge against Onduparaka when the two sides meet on matchday five of the StarTimes UPL at FUFA Technical center in Njeru.
Onduparaka beat Busoga, then Kirinya Jinja SS, twice on the road last season. Ssekajugo Viane bagged a brace and Caesar Okhuti’s strike gave the Caterpillars a 3-0 win at the mighty Arena. Onduparaka also picked an away win against Busoga United in the Uganda Cup last season.
The hosts have collected six points from their four games – The side lost against Tooro and KCCA but wins against Bright Stars and Jinja rivals BUL FC have turned fortunes around.
Busoga United coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko noted that there is no room to slip again.
“We are set,” said buoyant Bogere. “We have picked two wins in a row after two losses and can’t slip again.”
“We want to get maximum points against a team that beat has last season but we are going to handle them with care.”
Joel Maldonado showed a glimpse of what he can do with a good goal against BUL in the Jinja derby and will be the centre of attatction again. With a rock solid backline of Douglas Muganga, Isma Kawawulo, Isaac Isinde and Shafic Nana Kakeeto, industrious midfielder Boban Zirintusa, Bogere is confident of another win on the trot.
The visitors however have more fresh legs after having their matchday four game against Vipers postponed. The side has played three games including a walkover against Police in the opener. They beat Express at Wankulukuku after a 1-0 loss to Proline.
Head coach Livingstone Mbabazi will demand the best from team captain Ahmed Wahab, Veteran Okhuti and Gibson Adinho who was man the match against Express.
The club has also revealed that Iddi AbdulWahid is set for his UPL debut while Faizul Ibrahim, Bhetto Bashir are also back from respective injuries.
SalimAbdallah, Malish Jamal, Andama Denis and Amis will wait for late fitness test, while Bida Ezra is ruled out.
Head to Head – League
Onduparaka 0-0 Busoga
Busoga 0-3 Onduparaka
Busoga 1-0 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 1-0 Busoga
Onduparaka 1-0 Busog0
Busoga 0-0 Onduparaka.