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UPL: Battle for Survival as Lweza Host Kirinya

Lweza against Vipers in a previous game (Courtesy photo)

Uganda Premier League
Lweza vs Kirinya Jinja SS
Muteesa II stadium, information pills Wankulukuku
Tuesday, 16th May 2017 4:30pm

With just two games to the end of the season and the champion already known, the only battle left is at the bottom of the table.

Besides, JMC Hippos who already suffered the drop, six other teams are still engulfed in the relegation mix.

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And the encounter between Lweza and Kirinya Jinja SS is one that provides a platform for either side to redeem themselves.

Lweza suffered a 2-0 loss to eventual champions KCCA FC last week a thing that drew them closer to the relegation monster.

The Orange brigade 14th on the log with 27 points and are in a must win situation ahead of the clash against Kirinya. Their last game at home saw them win 4-2 against Express.

In the other hand, Kirinya Jinja SS had a resuscitated performance with a 4-1 victory against JMC Hippos in the Jinja derby thus moving out of the drop zone.

The students are 11th on 31 points and victory against Lweza on Tuesday would mean the Jinja based side survive relegation.

Kirinya travel without midfielder Franco Onen and Ibrahim Kazindula who are out injured.

The first leg meeting between the two sides ended in a one all draw at Bugembe stadium in Jinja.

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