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UPDF Vs Mbarara City: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, October 26
•Arua Hill Vs Onduparaka
•BUL Vs Express
•Police Vs Wakiso Giants
•Tooro United Vs Gaddafi
•UPDF Vs Mbarara City

Wednesday, October 27
•Busoga United Vs KCCA

Team News

  • UPDF will be without forward Ezekiel Katende who is still nursing an Injury while Striker Ivan Ahimbisibwe will start his suspension after picking red card against Express
  • Goalkeeper Okidi Jimmy returned to training but this game comes too soon for him. Kigozi Ambrose is a doubt for this encounter for the hosts having picked an injury in the last match against Express
  • Mbarara City have added Ivan Otudde to the squad that faced Tooro United
  • Ronald Otti is among the players who remained in Mbarara.

Probable Lineups

UPDF XI – Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Simon Mbazira, Bernard Muwanga, Denis Ssekitoleko, Mudde Musa, Ibrahim Wammanah, Okello Donato, Mugisha Rogers, Yiga Frank, Salim Huud

Mbarara City – Ssekeba Muhammad (GK), Jasper Aheebwa, Steven Othieno, Soulymane Bamba, Hillary Mukundane, Ramathan Karim, Pistes Barenge, Solomon Okwalinga, Swalik Ssegujja, Jude Ssemugabi, Henry Kitegenyi

Preview: Brian Ssenyondo Faces Former Pay Masters

Brian Senyondo will face his former team as his side UPDF host the Ankole Lions at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground.

Ssenyondo is still revered by the Ankole Lions fans and management alike having been in Mbarara for two spells.

His last spell however ended in disarray after the tactician opted for National duty (Uganda Kobs) and he was then relieved of his club duties.

He has got off to a good start at UPDF, picking four points in the opening two games. A point away in Onduparaka and home win against defending champions Express.

For the visitors, it has been a mixed start after they lost to Tooro United in a game that came at the back of a 3-1 sweet win over Bright Stars.

Both sides will be eyeing for going maximum points but the hosts will fancy their chances at home.

Brian Kalumba and Brian Kayanja were on target for UPDF the last time these two met at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground as the Army side ran away 2-0 winners.

Head to Head

2020/2021
*Mbarara City Vs UPDF (not played due to Covid19)
*UPDF 2-0 Mbarara City

2017/2018
*UPDF 1-0 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City 2-1 UPDF


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