Uganda Premier League
Mbarara City FC vs Onduparaka FC
Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
Tuesday, 12-11-2019 @4pm
West Nile side Onduparaka make a long trip to Western Uganda to take on Mbarara City at Kakyeka Stadium on Tuesday.
The Caterpillars, fresh from demolishing league debutants Kyetume 7-1 are hoping to inflict more damage on their hosts who haven’t won a game in six, by securing their eighth win of the season, but they’ll have to do that without the services of last season’s hero at Kakyeka, Ceasar Okhuti.
Okhuti is one name the Mbarara City faithful can’t forget. How can they ? The former KCCA forward inspired his side to a 2-1 victory last term. The Ankole Lions led in that game through club captain Hillary Mukundane, but defender Rashid Toha, now at Vipers grabbed the equalizer before Okhuti snatching all the three points, ending Mbarara’s unbeaten run at home.
That loss was one of the contributors to Livingston Mbabazi’s (then at Mbarara) partying ways with the club as fans started questioning his loyalty saying he’d done very little to stop his former side. Well, Mbabazi has since returned to the Greenlight.
Good news for the home side though, Okhuti didn’t travel with team as he’s battling an illness. The former Cranes forward was substituted at halftime during that comprehensive victory on Friday.
Prior that victory, Onduparaka who won five in six at the start of the campaign had gone two games without victory, losing to Bright Stars and drawing with Bul. The side hopes Friday was the start of another excellent run therefore maximum points will be needed tomorrow.
The hosts enter Tuesday’s game without a coach after Paul Nkata was relieved of his duties following a series of awful results. Mbarara’s last victory was at the start of October. They’ve since lost four including Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Bul that put the final nail in the coffin for Nkata.
Nkata’s replacement is rumored to be Mbabazi. Mind games? We wait to see.
Mbarara are placed 13th in the table standings with four points while Onduparaka sit 4th with 23.