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Asaph Mwebaze’s Onduparaka welcome Nyamityobora in league opener

Onduparaka FC host Nyamityobora at the GreenLight Stasium on Friday afternoon (file photo)

StarTimes Uganda Prmeir League

Onduparaka Vs Nyamityobora

Green Light Stadium, Arua

Friday, 28-09-2019 @04:30pm

Referee: Ronald Kirangwa

ARUA – Onduparaka FC host new league entrants Nyamitobora FC at the Green Light Stadium in their first league game of the new season.

It will be the first official competitive meeting between Onduparaka and Nyamotobora FC since the later gained promotion to the top flight.

Onduparaka FC head coach Asaph Mwebaze who replaced Livingstone Mbabazi will for the first time be in charge of a team that is not Maroons in a period of over 5 years.

What the coaches are saying:

Asaph Mwebaze, Onduparaka FC. “Playing at home first is an advantage for me and am optimistic am going to win this opener.

James Odoch, Nyamityobra FC. “This is the first match my team is going to face in the top league and am looking forward to a positive start.

Team news:

Onduparaka FC is without Denis Okot, Gaddafi Wahab, Alex Gasper and Malish Jamal who are suffering from injuries.  New signings Abel Etrude from SC Villa Nicholas Kagaba, Fred Agandu, Richard Ayiko, and Solomon Okwalinga come with priceless experience that will benefit Mwebaze’s side.

For Nyamityobora, Former Onduparaka midfielder Ivan Mbowa is ruled out of the tie through injury but John Kisakye and midfielder Moses Ndawula will be available to face their former paymasters.  The new comers will also count on Alex Komakech, skipper Henry Wamala and Ibrahim Pengere as they look to start their season on a high.

Match Facts:

This will be the first ever competitive top flight meeting between the two sides.

Onduparaka drew 0-0 at home to Proline FC in their opener last season.

The Caterpillars finished fourth last season while Nyamityobora were second in the Big League.

The League fixtures on Friday.

KCCA FC vs Tooro United, Lugogo.

URA FC vs Paidah Black Angles, Namboole

Vipers SC vs Ndejje University, Kitende

Bright Stars vs Maroons FC, Mwererwe

Kirinya JSS vs SC Villa, Jinja

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