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Kitara Vs Mbarara: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And How To Watch

Tuesday, February 16

*Busoga United vs Soltilo Bright Stars FC – FUFA Technical Centre, 1pm
*Kyetume Vs Vipers – FUFA Technical Centre, 4pm
*Kitara Vs Mbarara City FC – Kavumba Recreation Ground, 4pm (Live on Sanyuka)
*Police vs BUL – MTN Omondi Stadium, 4pm
*UPDF Vs Onduparaka FC – Bombo Military Barracks Grounds, 4pm

Wednesday, February 17
*Express Vs KCCA FC – Betway Muteesa II Stadium, 4pm (Live on. sanyuka)
*MYDA Vs URA FC – King George IV Memorial Stadium, 4pm
*Wakiso Giants vs SC Villa – Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, 4pm


Team News:

  • Kitara FCwill not be with Docca Musa and Hillington Musoke due to in juries.
  • New signing Emmanuel Opio is expected to retain his place in the posts despite conceding five on his debut
  • For the visitors, they will hand Ivorian striker Chato Bamba his debut.
  • Karim Ramathan, Ronald Otti, Siraje Musindo and Kalungi Godfrey did not travel with the team to Kampala.

Probable Lineups:

Kitara FC XI – Emmanuel Opio, Yasin Mubiru, Patrick Mugume, Charles Kyomuhendo , Maxwell Owaangiu, Patrick Daniel Ekoyu, Patrick Ekoyu, Suudi Kayemba, Peter Lomolo, Vincent Kasoki, Dennis Mande

Mbarara City XI – Mohammed Ssekeba, Byekwaso, Jasper Aheebwa, Sulaiman Bamba, Hillary Mukundane, Barenge, Bebe, Jude Semugabi, Chato Bamba, Mutanda Bashir, Raymond Onyai

Preview – Battle Of Strugglers

Both sides are yet to pick their first win of the season after six previous attempts.

Kitara FC come into the game on the back of a humiliating 5-0 loss to Bright Stars at Kavumba while Mbarara City lost 1-0 to Wakiso Giants at Kakyeka.

Kitara are destined for a straight return to FUFA Big League unless they start putting points in the bag especially against sides they are supposed to beat.

Not playing at their own home has contributed to their immediate collapse but the quality of their squad depth leaves a lot to be desired as well.

They sit rock bottom with just a point from their match day one draw against Kyetume FC and have lost all their subsequent five games.

The Ankole Lions on the other hand, will continue to be without head coach Ssenyondo and the return of Sadick Ssempigi did not yield results against Wakiso.

They could have squeezed a point off Wakiso if Jude Ssemugabi scored from the penalty mark.

The departure of Ibrahim Orit and Brian Aheebwa was a big indicator of how they will struggle to get goals but on the other hand, they have conceded a goal or more in all their six games this season.

How To Watch: The match will be broadcast live on Sanyuka TV, courtesy of league headline Sponsors StarTimes Uganda.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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