Proline, Masavu seek maximum points | Uganda Premier League

  • Saturday, 16th September 2017:
  • Proline Vs Masavu – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo (4 p.m)
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Masavu F.C stranded at the Fisheries Training Institute play ground, Bugonga

Disgruntled Masavu Football Club make a short 40km trip from Entebbe to Kampala to battle Proline at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.

Masavu lost their opening match to Police through a boardroom decision following the failure to produce players’ licences prior to their opening match at the Fisheries Training Institute in Bugonga on Tuesday.

The football governing board alongside the league board made the ruling against the league new comers, who lost the match by forfeiture (three goals and points alike).

Against Proline F.C, they face a side that is steadily rebuilding after a massive exodus of players like goalie Godwin Buule, Gift Ali, Savio Kabugo, Dennis Makoba and striker Nelson Senkatuka.

However, the club owned and also managed by Mujib Kasule has quickly restructured and assembled a largely young side and also signed two Nigerians, Musa Kundi (Sunshine FC) and Odili Lyosele (Turnah FC).

In their opening game of the season, Proline endured to over 1000km to and from Arua where they managed a goalless draw with Onduparaka.

Fahad Bayo, Davis Kamista, the returning Noordin Bunjo are some of the players who can cause havoc to any side facing them.

“The point we picked away against Onduparaka was a morale boosting as it showed the character of the boys. I believe against Masavu FC we shall emerge victorious,” Kasule said.

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Mujib Kasule shours instructions in a previous match

On their hand, Masavu had their last training session at the Katabi Gombolola playground.

From the basis of the final training, only Ddumba Sadala (out with malaria) is ruled out from the team frame like they were to start against Police on match day one.

New signing Ivan Lubale, prodigal son Abraham Ndugwa, Peter Lumolo and Charles ‘Napia’ Wamala are the creative players on the team jointly managed by Alex Gitta and Joseph Mutyaba.

Another new signing Sulaiman Ochero brings experience and calmness at the back line that also has Moses Kiggundu (right flank), Sande Mukiibi (left back) and the robust Lawrence Bakiranze.

Gitta believes his charges will swiftly overturn the opening day woes and focus on the 29 remaining matches.

“We lost to Police in the boardroom. That is now gone and our focus will turn quickly to the remaining. We are focused and determined,” Gitta told Kawowo Sports.

About the artificial playing surface at Lugogo, Gitta remains unfazed, adding most of his players have ever played on the surface.

Both sides will fight tooth and nail for the much treasured maximum points to open up the early advantage.