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UFL: Uganda Martyrs travel to Bugema targeting revenge

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Uganda Martyrs University will travel to Bugema on Tuesday evening targeting making revenge on Bugema University when the two sides clash in the second quarterfinals first leg of the 2022/23 Pepsi University Football League.

Uganda Martyrs, who are 2017 UFL champions, lost to Bugema University in their first ever competition meeting in 2019 where Bugema claimed third place after rallying from 3-1 down to level the scores at fulltime and force the game into spotkicks.

Ahead of this game, Bugema head coach Nyanzi Medhi says his team is all set for the game and have worked on their striking options.

“In the group stage we were very poor in front of the goal. We scored only 7 goals in 4 games which wasn’t good so that is what we have been working on during this break,” Nyanzi said before adding;

“We expect a good game from Uganda Martyrs but being at home our target is to make sure we win with a good score line to reduce the pressure in the second leg which is away,”

While Uganda Martyrs’ head coach Kisuze Eric says this game will not be easy given it’s an away encounter, but his team is well prepared.

“Bugema is a very strong team and with good coaches and hosting the first game gives them extra motivation,” Kisuze said ahead of the game before adding;

“As far as I know, they did not break off they have been together in camp but we have also had enough and proper preparations.”

“We have a few injuries but as well we have trust in the players available. We are targeting a good result on the road and see how far we can go in this fixture especially when we host the second leg,” he added.

Apart from Bugema University verses Uganda Martyrs, Nkumba University will take on UCU in the other quarterfinal clash on Thursday while Kyambogo will take on MUBS in the last quarter-final first leg clash next week.

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