Saturday, October 23rd
*KCCA FC Vs Gaddafi FC – 3pm
*Tooro United Vs Mbarara City
*UPDF vs Express FC
- Tooro United FC did not travel with new signing Karim Ndugwa
- Goalkeeper Kenneth Lukyamuzi is a major doubt while Ronald Kikonyongo also remained in Kampala.
- Mbarara City welcome back striker Makueth Wol
- Ivan Otude and Ronald Otti are among the players who did not make the travelling squad
Tooro United – George Oluka, Hood Kakooza, Gerrard Lubanja, Adrian Serugo, Ponsiano Ssegonjja, Julius Pirwot, Edward Kawooya, Patrick Sserunjogi, Mark Nsubuga, Denis Ojala, Marvin Oshaba
Mbarara City – Muhamad Ssekeba, Jasper Aheebwa, John Adriko, Hillary Mukundane, Karim Ramathan, Pistis Barenge, Solomon Okwalinga, Swalik Ssegujja, Jude Ssemugabi, Henry Kitegenyi, Makueth Wol
Off-Pitch Struggles Overshadow Tooro Preps
Smart Obedi and Ssepelito Ssesanga earlier this month started a quest to reclaim their club from Alice Namatovu.
With details still scanty, sources claim that Namatovu is pay to zero the remaining balance to former club owners.
The Club has been struggling financially and some of their new signings including Shafic Kakeeto Nana are yet to report to training after failure to agree on sign-on fees.
The team reached late in the Friday night in Fort Portal but Striker Marvin Oshaba is confident that they will claim maximum points.
“We are ready as a team, we have been prepared and we are very ready and in good shape to put a big fight,” said Oshaba.
He set his personal target this season: “As a player, my target is to help the team win games by scoring goals and compete for the top scorer award and on top of that to make a break through to the national team.”
Tooro will be banking on home support at Buhinga Stadium to stop the Ankole Lions in the mouthwatering Western Derby.
The side will also bank on the experience of coach Edward Golola who helped the side return to the top flight football.
Unlike Tooro United who will be playing their first league game of the season, Mbarara moved to Tooro with tired legs having beaten Bright Stars 3-1 at Kakyeka last week.
Tooro missed matchday one as their opponent URA FC is taking part in the CAF Confederation Cup and that fixture had to be pushed to 23rd November this year.
Mbarara, under Hussein Mbalangu will be hoping to extend their perfect start to the season after goals from Henry Kitegenyi, Karim Ramathan and Solomon Okwalinga gave the side deserved maximum points off Bright Stars.
Head to Head
*Tooro United 1-0 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City Vs Tooro United (Not held due to Covid Outbreak)
*Mbarara City FC 1-0 Tooro United
*Tooro United 3-1 Mbarara City
*Tooro United (Soana) 0-0 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City 0-0 Tooro United