Uganda Premier League: Kirinya-Jinja SSS host URA

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Labama Bokota celebrates his goal for URA FC against UPDF FC. He will be key when URA visit Kirinya-Jinja SS

After a dominant display against Express in Charles Ayeikho’s first league game in charge, Kirinya-Jinja SSS head into their first home game in 2017-18 looking for a brilliant start at home.

The school boys were unfortunate to settle for a draw at Wankulukuku on Tuesday after producing a performance worth maximum points. They were denied what looked like a penalty in that game when new addition Musa Esenu was pushed, but now that is past. The side will hope to get their first three points of the season when they meet URA on Saturday at Bugembe stadium.

It will not be an easy task to achieve that as URA are buoyed following their victory in their opening game of the season. Ibrahim Kirya’s side was one of the only two sides in the league that opened their campaign with victory.

The tax collectors overcame UPDF 2-1 in a game their new acquisition Henry Kisekka suffered a concussion after he collided with Joseph Othieno.

Last term, the two sides shared spoils at the same stadium in form a goalless draw. It was a huge result for the students as it was their maiden appearance in UPL. They dominated proceedings that day but were undone by poor finishing.

With Esenu, scorer of nine goals for Soana two seasons ago now at the club, Kirinya-Jinja SSS will have their goal scoring hopes invested in him. Esenu has always impressed when playing for Ayeikho. He appears set to enjoy his season at KJSS and an instant impact for his new side is what he will be looking for.

Fans could see the side’s Cameroonian duo of Bertrand Ebode and Makon Laundry feature after they secured their ITCs.

The hosts are without Bashir Mutanda, Mustafa Mugoya, Sabir Nesta and Allan Drajua through injury.