Sunday, November 3
*Tooro United vs Mbarara City – 4PM
Tooro United will start life without departed head coach Wasswa Bbosa when they welcome Mbarara City at St Paul National Seminary in Fort Portal.
Bbosa left the club and made it official after the loss against Onduparaka in Arua and he cited financial constraints that have hindered the club’s progress.
The coach, who led the club to their best finish in top flight after occupying 4th last season, revealed that the club has spent three months without paying the players.
The new management at the club is under scrutiny and but they are expected to put trust in assistant coach Eric Ndifina in an interim position.
Tooro are 12th on the log with 10 points from as many games. They have has lost all its last three last games against – Onduparaka, Kyetume and Maroons ever since their back to back wins against URA and KCCA.
Ndifuna is convinced that the boys are ready, and he is optimistic for a win despite missing Coach Bossa who has been a great leader at the club for the last two years.
“Players are in good moods and motivated and I hope we are going to beat Mbarara,” commented Ndifuna.
“Its true we miss him, we have a lot we have been learning from him, he is a good leader and am going to put in action what have learnt from him so that the boys can continue playing as expected.”
Apart from Mike Kawooya who is still nursing wounds, the rest of the team will be available to negotiate the tie past Ankole lions INA derby of sorts.
Mbarara who also acquired the service of new coach Paul Nkata replacing Brian Ssenyondo last month, sit just a point and place below Tooro United.
Mbarara are also winless in their last two games since a 2-1 win against Busoga United which was their second after beating Proline in the league opener.