Uganda Premier League
Maroons FC vs Tooro United FC
Luzira Prisons Stadium, Luzira
Friday, 31-01-2020 @4:30pm
Maroons FC will host Tooro United FC in one of the two Uganda Premier League games slatted for Friday.
The hosts are coming off a defeat to Bright Stars FC in their last game and are not happy with the manner in which it came about.
Drawing 1-1 with a minute to play, Bright Stars FC were awarded a controversial penalty which was converted by captain Sula Sebunza.
Having lost in such a manner, the Prisons’ side will be desperate to avenge for that defeat against Tooro in Luzira.
It is a perfect game for them to return to winning ways as Tooro have been struggling since the season started.
Having appointed Muhammad Kiseka at the start of the second round, the Car Dealers are yet to see their fortunes change, losing twice and drawing the other of their three games since the former Bright Stars FC tactician took over.
However, they held URA FC to a 1-1 draw with Charles Musiige scoring the equalizer.
That result must have upped Tooro’s emotions and will go into the game with some degree of optimism.
Experienced defender Mike Kawooya returned to the team and will once again be expected to lead Tooro on Friday.
However, he is the only senior player among the 15 who went AWOL due to unpaid wages, who will be available once again.
This will be the 8th meeting between the two sides since September 2015.
In the previous 7 match-ups, each has won twice with the other three ending in draws.
Last season, each of the two sides won their respective home fixture with Maroons winning the reverse fixture 2-1 at Luzira.
The first meeting between them this season ended in a 2-0 victory for Maroons.
Maroons will be desperate for victory as they have won just one of their last 9 league games (D4 L4).
At home, Douglas Bamweyana’s side have won just two of their last five league games (D1 L2).
For Tooro United, they are winless in their last 8 league fixtures (D2 L6).
Away from home, they have lost all their last five games, conceding 15 goals whilst scoring just once.
The other game on Friday
-URA FC 1-1 KCCA FC