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Onduparaka host stubborn Maroons as UPL returns

Ceaser Ochuti (left) banged a brace in the first game between the two sides earlier this season.

Azam Uganda premier league
Onduparaka FC vs Maroons FC
BetWay Greenlight stadium, Aria
Monday, 09-04-2018 @04:30pm

Onduparaka will be hoping to continue their surge up the Azam Uganda premier league with a third win in a row when they host Maroons at the BetWay Greenlight stadium.

The Arua based side have won both of their last two league outings, 3-0 at home to Masavu and 1-0 away to Proline in their last game, results that have seen them climb up the table.

They currently seat fifth on the log with with 36 points, one behind fourth placed Kirinya JSS with both teams having played 23 games.

The Visitors, Maroons lay in 7th with 31 points from 22 games and they know a victory will see them leapfrog Police FC who are a point above them in 6th.

“Going to Onduparaka is one of the most difficult games to play in the league, said Maroons’ head coach Asaph Mwebaze ahead of the game.

“It is not going to be an exception for us either but we are ready for the challenge.

“Our target is to win the game and i am lucky that i have a fully fit squad to inflict the desired damage in Arua.

Maroons coach Asaph Mwebaze is confident his side will be able to pick up maximum points away to Onduparaka.

Team News:

Onduparaka will be without versatile defender Simba Sabir who got injured in their last game against Proline.

The Catapillers will also be sweating over the fitness of captain Rashid Toha and midfielder Ezra Bida who are both carrying slight knocks.

For Maroons, they have no injury concerns going into the game and Mwebaze will have a full strength squad to pick from at his disposal.

Match Stats.

Onduparaka won the first round fixture between these sides 2-0 at the start of the season with both goals coming through star striker Ceaser Ochuti.

The Catapillers go into the game having won only three of their last nine games in all competitions (D2 L4). However, they have won their last two in a row.

For Maroons, they have won two of their last eight in all competitions (D4 L2).

In the league, Onduparaka has won four of their last nine(D2 L3) while Maroons go into the fixture having lots only one in the same period (W3 D5).

At home, the Catapillers have lost only once since they joined the top flight, with that loss caming at the hands of leaders SC Villa in a 1-0 defeat last month.

Their visitors have been impressive on the road this campaign, losing only one of their 11 games this season (W4 D6).

Today’s other game:

KCCA FC vs UPDF FC

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