The Startimes Uganda Premier League continues with matchday six which will see all the teams back in action as far away in the West Nile, Arua’s Onduparaka FC host Busoga United FC.
After finishing in the top four last season, Busoga United has not been at their best in the first five league games played so far, which has seen them collect just a single point and are yet to register a win in the 2020/2021 season and will be visiting Onduparaka with an only aim of finding their first league victory after strengthening their squad in the January transfer window.
Busoga United strengthened their squad with the addition of seven players into the first team as they aim to better their performances. Waigona Isaac, Byron Benda, Shaka Ssozi, and Benard Wamusi are the new faces in the squad. Ekellit Ibrahim, Elvis Ngonde and George William Kalyowa were promoted from the Junior team.
Their last game against defending champions Vipers at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru seemed to suggest that they had already started picking up the rhythm and could be ready to cause an upset anytime soon.
The loss of Lawrence Tezikya to Vipers SC could somehow prove to be a set-back but the squad looks good enough to challenge any opponent this time around.
On the other side, the Caterpillars have also geared up their preparations for the league’s resumption from the ‘two-month-short break’ and have managed to renew their partnership with MTN and securing a mega sponsorship deal from a betting company as well, which will see their stadium change it’s name to Aba Bet Greenlight Stadium.
It’s now up to Viali Bainomugisha’s boys to pick up their pieces from the rather disappointing first five games and make things better. The Caterpillars had picked up form in their last three games, winning twice and drawing once. They had earlier suffered a humiliating 8-0 defeat against KCCA FC on matchday two.
With the addition of Goalkeeper Tonny Kyamera who was a free agent after being released by UPDF FC, striker Muhammed Kyaliime, midfielder Muzamiru Nasser, central defender Yakubu Ramadhan who joined from MYDA FC, left-back Hakim Magombe, David Owundo, Ali “Okocha” Mukiibi, and Naijib Gwaibu, the hopes for a ‘better next games’ seem to be higher than before.
Onduparaka is currently 8th with 8 points while the visitors are currently 14th with only 1 point from the five games played.
Their last encounter ended in a 2-1 win for the home side last season with the visitors managing to earn all points in the second half after a 1-1 draw at half time.
UPL Matchday six fixtures – Friday 12th February
- Onduparaka FC vs Busoga United – Green light Stadium
- Mbarara City vs Wakiso Giants – Kakyeeka stadium
- Bul FC vs KCCA FC – Kyabazinga stadium
- Police FC vs Kyetume – MTN Omondi Stadium