In the first around, the game between Kutchi Tigers and Tornado B nearly degenerated into a fist fight with Kutchi accusing umpires of being biased but Tornado B survived the fight winning on the day.
Kutchi has always given Tornado B a bloody nose and this weekend they meet the most on form team in the league. Kutchi is coming off 3 wins in a row whereas Tornado B lost to Charity last weekend.
With all close rivals playing this weekend, Jerry Kibuuka Musoke and his troops cant afford any more slip ups. They need to regroup quickly if they are to defend their title.
Both captains are confident of winning on Sunday
Kutchi Tigers skipper Alpesh Hirani said;
This weekend we are going for Tornado bee. If all goes well on Sunday with our three pros Ronak, Patel, Dinesh Nakrani are our pros n 3rd one is a secret surprise for all score runs this weekend. We are now very fully prepared to revenge for the first round loss.
Jerry Kibuuka Musoke of Tornado B says they are focused;
We are focused on the target at hand and we shall be without our Kenyan contingent.
On form KICC take on Nile in Entebbe. Nile lost by 5 wickets to Kutchi Tigers last weekend and they need to find a win if they are to avoid relegation but KICC is in fine form and will be keeping an eye on Kutchi who are in 3rd position in case they slip up KICC will climb ahead of them.
In Lugogo, Damani takes on a helpless Partidar and only the weather can stop Damani from getting maximum points. Partidar is more or less relegated as they haven’t won any game this season. Damani is on top of the table and with a very difficult title run in they wont give Partidar any chance.
Strikers travel to Jinja to take on Jinja SS. Strikers are on top of Division 2 and they will definitely be a tough opponent for the school kids. Jinja SS have failed to use their home ground to their advantage and they lost to Wanderers last weekend by 91 runs.
SKPLS takes on Tornado in Buddo in a game of even teams. Both sides have had uneven form and it’s a game that can go either way.
On Saturday, Buddo seeks to revenge their round one loss to Nyakasura in Buddo and Abu Mayanja and his boys will be tough customers. Nyakasura missed their last game against Pirates because they were participating in the schools qualifiers, now that they have already qualified for Cricket Week focus is now back on the league.
Abu Mayanja captain of Buddo is no mood to give away freebies and did not mince his words;
One word to sum up this game “REVENGE”. Having lost so painfully in the first round to our fellow students from the West, we are eager to right the wrongs and restore the status quo. We were caught off guard in our 1st round match as we didn’t know what to expect from our opponents.
This is a game that we should and must win in order to restore our pride and also put pressure on the top two teams in the division.
That said, Nyakasura are an organised outfit and very athletic and thus will pose many questions for us but we have enough answers this time around.
Having crawled to the finishing line against Jacc and Mwiri in our last encounters, we hope to keep up the winning habit and surely we have just enough to avenge the painful defeat we got early in the season.
The squad is fresh and again we shall look at our champions in Taha, Thawithemwira with the ball plus Orumo and Jonah with the bat in order to get maximum points.
Mwiri travels to Jinja to play win less JACC and Quaraish Kasujja and his boys should get all maximum points in the other Div 3 game on Saturday.
Jazz Safari National League
Saturday 12th August 2017
Budo Vs Nyakasura – 11:30am
Mwiri Vs JACC – 11:30am
Sunday 13th August
Damani Vs Patidar – 10:30am
Kutchi Tigers Vs Tornado Bee – 10:30am
KICC Vs Nile – 10:30am
SKLPS Vs Tornado – 10:30am
Strikers Vs Jinja SS – 10:30am