Uganda Premier League
Kyetume FC vs Tooro United
Arena of Visions, Jinja
Wednesday, 15-01-2020 @4:30pm
Two out of form sides in Kyetume FC and Tooro United FC will face off on Tuesday afternoon at the Arena of Visions in Jinja.
Kyetume’s form has turned for the worse in their last five games and will be desperate to win again.
After a decent start to life in the top tier, the Slaughters have now lost all of their last five games.
The latest came at the hands of Vipers SC as they went down 1-0 at Kitende last Friday.
The game at the Venoms was the first under returning head coach Jackson Mayanja who took over from George Best Nsimbe after the former Vipers SC manager was the exit towards the end of the first round.
Away to leaders Vipers SC is a game that Kyetume can be forgiven for losing but against Tooro, Mayanja knows that his side is expected to win especially as it comes in form of a home fixture.
The game will, however, be played at the Arena of Visions in Jinja after Kyetume were denied a chance to host games at Namboole ahead of the second round.
Most of Kyetume’s issues may be on-pitch but for their opponents-Tooro, it is the opposite.
The Car Dealers have had a troubled campaign this season and there are no clear indications that the situation has changed.
Last week, Eric Ndifuna resigned as head coach after the club failed to honour a home fixture and in the process lost to Onduparaka FC by forfeiture.
He was replaced with Muhammad Kiseka on Sunday and it is understood the former Bright Stars and Paidha Black Angels tactician has been in charge of training since Monday.
Kiseka’s task is a daunting one as he inherited a depleted squad.
Over 12 Tooro United senior players refused to return to training until they are paid their wage arrears of up to three months and have not traveled with the team to Jinja.
Only John Byamukama, Yafesi Mubiru, Issa Muniru, Faizo Ssekyanzi, Chrispas Kusiime, Denis Mugerwa, Dues Katuramu and captain Willy Kavuma are the recognized names that will feature for Tooro against Kyetume.
It will be interesting to see how Tooro performs away to a Kyetume side that is desperate for points.
At the start of the day, Tooro sits 15th with 14 points while Kyetume are just two points and as many spots away.
This will be the second meeting between the two sides.
In the first match-up, Kyetume beat Tooro United 2-0 away from home.
Kyetume enters the contest having lost all their last five league games, conceding 18 goals and scoring just 3.
At home, the Slaughters have won just two of their past five games, losing the other four.
For Tooro, they are also winless in their last five games (D1 L4).
Away from home, Toor have lost all their last three games, conceding 11 goals and scoring just one.
The other games on Wednesday
-Mbarara City FC vs Wakiso Giants FC @4pm
-BUL FC vs URA FC @4:30pm
-Police FC vs Express FC @4:30pm