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UPDF Vs Gadaffi: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, November 2
*UPDF vs Gadaffi FC, Bombo Military Barracks Ground
*Arua Hill vs URA, Barifa Ground
*Bright Stars vs KCCA, Kavumba Recreation Ground
*BUL FC vs Mbarara City, Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe
*Vipers vs Onduparaka, St Mary’s stadium Kitende
*Police vs Express, Philip Omondi Stadium Lugogo

Team News

  • UPDF will be without first choice Goalkeeper Brian Bwete who sustained an Ankle injury against URA
  • Simon Mbazira is also out for the hosts with a knee injury
  • Goalkeeper Okidi Jimmy is set to face his former side after recovering from a hand injury
  • Ezekiel Katende started lite training but this game comes too soon for him.
  • Ivan Ahimbisibwe is also out and serving his suspension
  • For Gaddafi, Paul Musamali and Kiirya Amos are the only players on the sidelines for Gadaffi FC
  • The Visitors have been boosted by the return of Jamaldine Buchochera Karenzi who is ready for his debut
  • Onen Franco is also in contention after missing the encounter with Solitilo Bright stars.

Probable Lineups

UPDF XI: Waswa Yusuf (GK), James Begesa, Oyirwoth Douglas, Bernard Muwanga, Denis Ssekitoleko, Mudde Musa, Ibrahim Wammanah, Okello Donato, Yiga Frank, Mugisha Rogers, Kigozi Ambrose.

Gadaffi FC XI: Ronald Mutebi (GK), Ibrahim Massa, Hassan Musana, Willis Otongo, Andrew Waiswa, Umar Kyeyune, Brian Kalumba, Yunus Sibira, Alex Kitata, Steven Munguchi, Joel Madondo.

Preview: Military Bragging Rights at stake in Battle of Forces

Both UPDF and Gadaffi will look to come on top in the first ever Military Derby in the top flight.

The visitors are funded by top army officials.

The hosts will make the home advantage count as they have been a hard rock to crack at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground but they will need to have enough magazine to stop a rejuvenated Soldier Boys team.

All eyes will be on Brian Kalumba and Alex Kitata as they point the guns against their former pay masters UPDF.

Having started on low, Gadaffi FC has picked form in the last two games, drawing against Tooro United and winning it late against Bright Stars.

UPDF comes at the back of a 3-1 defeat to URA at the Arena of Visions after a first half goal from Simon Mbazira to give the Army side the lead.

The Soldier Boys won their first game in the top flight thanks to James Otim’s late strike against Bright Stars.

The Brian Senyondo Coached side has 1 win, a draw and a loss in 3 matches while Gadaffi has 1 win, a draw and 2 loses in four matches.

UPDF (8th) and Gaddafi (11th) are level on four points but the hosts have a slightly better goal difference.


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