Uganda Premier League
Proline FC vs Tooro United FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Tuesday, 25-02-2020 @4:30pm
There will be one hell of a battle at Lugogo on Tuesday when Proline FC hosts Tooro United FC.
This fixture pits the two bottom sides in the Uganda Premier League and both are desperate for points with the season headed into its final six games.
Proline are currently bottom of the pile with 18 points from their opening 23 games.
Six points adrift of safety, Baker Mbowa’s side can not afford anymore mistakes, especially against their direct relegation rivals.
“It is a very big game for us and our bid to avoid relegation, says Mbowa ahead of thw game.
“We take on a side that we are competing with directly and being at home, we must take all three points.
“The league is winding down and we have no room for errors.
“Tooro United have improved in the recent past and they will give us a good game.”
Some of Proline’s troubles have been self inflicted.
They refused to honour a home fixture against SC Villa earlier in the season resulting into a six-point deduction.
Had they played the game, may be Proline will not have been in such a desperate situation at the moment. But with the damage already done, they need to start winning games immediately, starting with the one at home to Tooro United.
However, it will not be a walk in the park as the Car Dealers have been improving by the day.
Ever since Muhammad Kiseka took charge, the team has shown signs of beating the drop.
In their last 7 games across all competitions, Tooro has lost just once, winning an impressive four fixtures.
They are coming off a commanding 2-0 home victory against Police FC and that will surely act as proper motivation ahead of the visit to Proline.
This will be the 8th meeting between the two sides since 2013.
In the previous 7 match-ups, Proline have won just two, Tooro United four with the other ending in a draw.
Proline have won just one home game against Express FC, losing the other two.
In the 2017/18 season, Proline registered a double over Tooro, including a 2-0 victory at Lugogo.
The first meeting between the two sides-this season, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Going into the game, Proline have lost three of their last four league games (W1 D0).
At home, Mbowa’s side have won two of their past five fixtures, losing the other three.
For Tooro, they have lost only one of their last five league games (W2 D2).
However, away from home, they are winless in their last 7 league games (D2 L5).
The other games to be played on Tuesday
-Express FC vs URA FC @4pm
-Busoga United FC vs Wakiso Giants FC @4:30pm