Azam Uganda Premier League
Maroons vs Bright Stars
Luzira Prisons Grounds
Asaph Mwebaze’s Maroons will host Bright Stars at the Luzira Prisons Grounds on Friday evening hoping to continue their impressive home record in the league.
Maroons have lost only two games at home since they were promoted to the top tier last year.
They could also have new faces returning like right back Eddie Kampampa who missed the away game in Jinja and midfielder Solomon Walusimbi who is in line for a recall after starting on the bench against BUL.
For Bright Stars, they welcome back exciting midfielders Felix Okot and Methodius Jjunju who have been sidelined for a while. Mahad Kisekka remains out with a knock and will miss his second successive game but James Kakooza whose game time at the club has been regulated could come into force with veteran goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge.
What the coaches are saying.
Asaph Mwebaze, Maroons FC.
“We need to make a reaction from our loss in the last game away to Bul.
“We have always been strong at home and am hoping we continue doing exactly that when Bright Stars visits.
“They are a good young team, full of energy and i expect a very wonderful game of football.
Paul Kiwanuka, Bright Stars assistant coach.
“We come into the game having drawn our last so it is not the best position at the moment but also not the worst.
“It is not easy playing Maroons especially away from home but we will go there and try to impose our style on them and hopefully get the desired result.
Head to Head.
Maroons lost their last league game 2-0 at Bul while Bright Stars drew at home 0-0 with UPDF
This is the fourth meeting between the two sides in the top flight.
The first three have seen a win apiece for both sides and a draw.
The first fixture this culminated into a 1-0 win for Maroons at the Champions Stadium in Mwerere.
This fixture has seen only three goals in the three top flight games with not more than one goal scored in a single game.
Maroons go into the fixture having won only one of their last 10 league games (D6 L3). The win was against Mbarara City on 08-03-2018.
Asaph Mwebaze’s side has won only two games at home this season despite losing the same number whilst drawing the remaining nine.
They have scored the league’s lowest number of goals at home (7).
Bright Stars go into the game on a run of four games minus defeat in the league (W2 D2).
Fred Kajoba’s charges have won only one of their last 18 away league games, the win coming in the 12 games they have played this season (D6 L5).
Captain Nelson Ssenkatuka is the league top scorer this season with 12 goals.