UPDF Vs Kitara: Team news, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, 24th April
*Bright Stars vs URA, Kavumba Recreation Ground @4pm
*BUL vs Busoga United, Kyabazinga Stadium @4pn
*Mbarara City vs SC Villa, Kakyeka Stadium @4pm
*Police FC vs MYDA, MTN Omondi Stadium @4pm
*UPDF vs Kitara FC, Bombo Military Barracks Stadium @4pm

Team News

•UPDF will be without the suspended Sam Kintu who sits his second game after seeing red card against Kyetume.
•Goalkeeper Waswa Yusuf was substituted in the first half against BUL FC after sustaining an injury and will also miss this encounter.
•Long term absentee Simon Mbazira is still side-lined for the Army side.
•Forward Kasirye Brian and defender Bernard Muwanga are doubtful on Saturday.
•Kefa Kisala side is boosted with the return of former KCCA goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo after the shot stopper trained with the team on Friday.
•Right Back James Begesa also returns from suspension after missing the BUL game, Robert Eseru is also available for selection after recovering from injury.
•Kitara number one Emmanuel Opio is expected to return to the starting team after sitting the last two games.
•Philip Sempiri is pushing for a start after recovering from injury.
•Oscar Muhinzi and Duncan Seamula are also available for Kitara.

Probable Line ups

UPDF FC – Eric Kibowa (GK), James Begesa, Isa Mubiru, Vuni Bright Joseph, Ssekitoreko Denis, Charles Sebutinde, Ibrahim Wammanah, ZZinda Hussein, Kalumba Brian, Kitata Alex, Brian Kayanja.

Kitara FC – Emmanuel Opio, Yasin Mubiru, Rogers Lwebuga, Doca Musa, Maxwell Owachgiu, Patrick Kusemererwa, Kyamanywa Ronald, Oloro Nathan, Ayub Bogere, Isaac Tumusiime, Edson Agondeze.

Preview: Wounded UPDF Looks To Bounce Back

UPDF will be out to grab all the three points at home to Kitara on Saturday.

The Army side are desperate to return to winning ways after losing to BUL last time out.

UPDF sits 8th on the log with 28 points from 19 matches after registering 9 wins, 1 Draw and 9 loses whilst conceding 27 goals and scoring 26 times.

Kitara FC are 16th collecting just five points in 19 matches, winning once, drawing twice and losing 16 times.

The Hoima based side have scored 19 goals and conceded a league high 54 goals with a goal Difference of -35.

At the Bombo Barracks Military stadium, UPDF have played 10 matches scoring 13 times and conceded 8 goals winning 6, one draw and 3 losses.

Away from home, Kitara FC have played 9 matches scoring 11 goals and allowing 28 goals against them.

UPDF have failed to score in 8 league matches this season while Kitara has not scored in 5 games.

UPDF have won 6 games without conceding while Kitara are yet to win a contest with a clean sheet.

In total, UPDF have kept 7 clean sheet in the league, Kitara is yet to keep a clean sheet.

Match Stats

This will be just the second meeting between the two sides in the Uganda Premier League.

The first leg earlier this season ended in a 5-1 victory for UPDF at Kavumba Recreation Ground.

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