AUPL: Relegation Battle as Proline Host Coach-Less Kirinya

Proline and Kirinya Jinja SS in previous encounter

Both Kirinya Jinja SS and Proline won promotion to the Azam Uganda Premier League this season and have had a torrid start to the season languishing in the relegation zone.

Kirinya Jinja SS come into this game without head coach Alex Isabirye who decided to throw in the towel on Monday following the dismal performance by team.

Kirinya are second from bottom on 9 points and yet to win a game. Their main challenge has been scoring, web managing just a meager 4 goals in as many games.

They take on Proline who equally have had similar struggles picking just a single win thus far coming against lowly JMC Hippos.

Proline’s major concern has been their defence that have shipped in 19 goals and keeping just two clean sheets in 13 games.

Team news

Goalkeeper Saidi Keni returns to the team after missing the game against KCCA through suspension.

However, Proline will miss the services of defensive midfielder Sam Kintu who is suspended after accumulating cards.

Savio Kabugo, Saidi Kyeyune and captain Simon Mbaziira are all still sidelined with injuries

Kirinya Jinja SS Playmaker, Otim James who missed the game against Lweza has shaken off the injury and is available for selection.

Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa is suspended and thus Tom Ikara is likely to replace him in goal.

Striker Ceasar Sapeo is ruled out while Mubiru Geoffrey and skipper Kasonko George will have to undergo a late fitness test.

Head to head

This will be the fifth meeting between the two sides but the first in the top tier league with all the previous four coning in the Fufa Big league.

Kirinya Jinja SS are unbeaten against Proline in the four meetings winning three and the other game ending in a 2 all draw.

Proline are 13th on the table with 12 points while Kirinya sit 15th on the logo on 9 points.


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