Kirinya Host High Flying Onduparaka in Search of Maiden Win

Allan Drajua shields the ball away from Gaddafi Gadinho

Coach Alex Isabirye has seven injuries to deal with as his side Kirinya Jinja SS FC entertain Arua based Onduparaka FC in a highly billed encounter on Tuesday afternoon at the Bugembe stadium in a Uganda Premier League match.

Both sides faced off about three months ago in the Fufa big league finals with the Jinja side picking a 2-0 win to earn promotion as the champions.

Kirinya have not won a game nor scored a goal after four match days drawing blanks with URA FC, information pills JMC Hippos and Sadolin before losing 1-0 away to Soana at Kavumba last time out.

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Onduparaka are on cloud nine at the moment following two good performances that saw them hold Express FC at Wankulukuku and a 2-0 win over champions KCCA FC in Arua with Shaban Mohammed on target twice.

The school boys will have to await the late fitness test of seven key players including Johnson Wakalita, David Kiiza, Issa Baraza, Kigozzi Fredrick, Ceazer Sapeo, Ngobi Kowa and Magumba Musa.

“They have not been ruled out completely so we’ll have to await their late tests to determine if they will be fielded otherwise the rest of the squad is ready for the game and expect our first win,” Isabirye said.

Onduparaka have a clean bill of health with all the twenty players who travelled fit for selection but assistant coach Livingston Mbabazi warns of complacency.

“This game is harder than the KCCA game because they (Kirinya) have not won a game and will come out fighting for the three points,” he told ChimpSport adding that “I have told my boys to up their game, we equally need the points. No one wants to travel for 500km to lose points.”

Team captain Mohammed Shaban puts his hopes high and is ready to avenge the big league finals loss in this game. “We have to remain calm and focus on our game tomorrow. They beat us in big league but this is a different chapter with so many changes, specifically in our side.”

The match will kick off at 4:30 pm


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