latest

UPDF FC vs Onduparaka FC: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, February 16-2021
*Busoga United vs Busoga United FC – FUFA Technical Centre @1pm
*Kyetume FC vs Vipers SC – FUFA Technical Centre @4pm
*Police FC vs BUL FC – MTN Omondi Stadium @4pm
*UPDF FC vs Onduparaka FC – Bombo Military [email protected]
*Kitara FC vs Mbarara City FC – Kavumba Recreation Grounds @4pm


Team news

•UPDF FC will be boosted by the return of Brian Kalumba and Ibrahim Tembo after the pair missed the last game against Vipers SC because they are on loan from the Venoms.
•Brian Kayanja is a fitness doubt having also missed the game on Saturday. Dickens Okwir and Isa Mubiru are both suspended after they were sent off in the loss to Vipers SC.
•Bernard Muwanga, Eric Kibowa and Alex Kitata will be hoping for some game time after signing for the Army side in January.
•Onduparaka are expected to have a full strength squad for the game as they have reported no injuries.
•However, they are likely to continue without head coach Vialli Bainomugisha who has refused to re-join the team due to unpaid salary arrears.
•Abu Mubarak Wamboya who debutized for Bainomugisha last week is expected to continue in that same role.


Probable Line-ups

UPDF FC XI– Wasswa Yusuf (GK), Ibrahim Tembo, Bright Koseph, Sekitoleko Denis, Mbazira Simon, Sam Kintu, Ibrahim Wamannah, Hussein Zzinda, Brian Kalumba, Devis Kasirye, Sheif Batte.

Onduparaka FC XI – Kagiri Michael (GK), Okocha Rashid, John Rogers, Yakubu Ramathan, Akoch Augustine, Adinho Gibson, Kabon Living, Ssenkaayi Emmanuel, Matata Gabriel, Oscar Agaba, Malish Jamal.


Preview

UPDF will be desperate to bounce back from the disappointing loss to Vipers SC this past Saturday in a game that saw them have two players sent off.

The Army side started the season brightly, winning all of their opening three games but have now lost two in their last three.

They sat top of the league at the break (after five games) and will be hoping for three more points that will see them return to the summit if both Police and Vipers lose their respective fixtures on the same day.

UPDF boosts a 100% home record this campaign, winning all three of their encounters at Bombo, scoring six goals and conceding just once.

For Onduparaka, they have erased their early season poor show and are starting to gain momentum.

After losing both of their opening two games including an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of KCCA FC, the Caterpillars have gone on a four game unbeaten streak (W2 D2).

However, they drew 1-1 in their last game at home to Busoga United and will be hoping to return to winning ways on Tuesday.

The West Nile based side have also won their last two away games scoring six goals in the process.


The Stats

The two sides will be meeting for only the third time in history.

The first two came in the 2017/18 season with Onduparaka taking four points off the Army side who would eventually be relegated at the end of the season.

In their only previous match-up at Bombo, they drew 0-0.

× Have a story?
%d bloggers like this: