AUPL: Kirinya, Sadolin Aim for Maiden Win in Epic Bugembe Derby

Jinja SS' Allan Drajua watches over an Onduparaka player in previous game.

The Uganda Premier league resumes on Tuesday after over ten days off due to the international break where the Cranes broke a 39- year jinx to qualify for the 2017 AFCON to be held in Gabon.

Eight matches are lined up across the country including another Jinja derby between Kirinya Jinja and Sadolin Paints FC.

Both sides have not tasted a win from the two opening match days and will be looking forward to kickstart their campaign in front of their fans. The two share same venue, order Bugembe stadium for home games.

Jinja SS are today’s host after two barren draws against URA FC and JMC Hippos at home and away respectively Sadolin on the other hand, held Saints in Bombo on mathday one and then fell to SC Villa at home. The two haven’t yet met in any official nor competitive game yet.

Coach Alex Isabirye has no injury concerns with the whole squad ready for selection.

“Our season must start with this game, we are going to look for the much needed goals upfront,” Isabirye told ChimpSport.

“Only goals win matches and with two draws in very tough games, I think my players have been initiated and are ready for the task ahead. However we shall treat it like any game where we need a straight win.”

Sadolin Paints will have a few changes in their first team with Allan Oryek giving way to Andrew Basooma while Kyobe replaces central defender Moses Kibirigge who is suffering from Malaria.

“Three points are what we are going for in today’s match because this early points will help reduce pressure later when the league is catching up,” Misafiri said.

The game kicks off at exactly 4:30 pm.


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