Two sides battling relegation in the Startimes Premier league prepare to battle this afternoon at Greenlight stadium as Ondurapaka play Mbarara City.
Onduparaka who suffered a 2-1 defeat in Ndejje against 3rd place URA FC will look to use the home advantage to bounce back to winning ways.
Mbarara City secured a come back 3-2 win against Ondurapaka in the reserve fixture played last December in Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara.
The Ankole Lions were beaten 3-1 by Wakiso Giants in their previous league game.
Their defeat to the purple sharks left them at 17 points in 20 games currently sitting in the 15th
While the Caterpillars are in the 14th position at 18 points,a point above Mbarara City.
Ankole lions who have lost two their two previous games against URA FC and Wakiso Giants respectively are determined to get maximum points against the Caterpillars this afternoon.
“We’ve quickly moved onto Onduparaka. We know that if we are on our game we can disturb any team in this league. That’s where my focus is, on getting that to happen on Wednesday – Mbarara City Head Coach Sadick Sempigi while addressing the media before today’s game.
“We need more aggression, but we need all 11 players to be on their game, everyone knowing exactly what we have to do.” He added.
Okwalinga Solomon, Gadaffi Kacancu & Bamba Soulymane are all back after missing out the last game through suspension.
Musisi Henry and Kakaire Thomas return to the team that has traveled to Arua after missing the previous league games.
Aheebwa Jasper and Karim Ramathan are still ruled out due to injury.
Onduparaka and Mbarara City have met 10 times with the Ankole lions collecting 5 and 3 draws while the Caterpillars have won on two occasions.
Startimes Uganda Premier League:
Onduparaka Vs Mbarara City. Greenlight stadium, Arua. 4pm.