Maroons host rejuvenated Soana

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Solomon Walusimbi will lead Maroons search for goals

Maroons can enjoy some home comfort again as they face Soana on Wednesday in the Uganda Premier League.

Maroons’ home form had been frustrating, but having found their first home win a few weeks ago, belief is definitely now in the team, and Wednesday presents them another opportunity to please their home fans.

Three points against Soana are vital as any slip up will see them drop nearer to the drop zone. Only five points separate them from Express seated 14th in the table.

Going by their recent form, Asaph Mwebaze’s team should be able to get the job down. However, they face a side that appears to have resurrected.

Bugembe Stadium, Kirinya-Jinja SSS’ home ground is not an easy place to go to for any team. Matter of fact, Kirinya-Jinja SSS had not lost there since earning promotion to top flight last season, but Soana went there two weeks ago and left with three points.

The Kavumba outfit followed that hard fought victory with a win over UPDF. It was the first time Soana who are still without a coach registered back to back victories this season.

Those two successes lifted the side out of the relegation zone, and now they’ll want to further distance themselves from the red line.

Soana are placed ninth with 12 points, just a point below their hosts who are seated seventh.

Maroons are still without Patrick Gonahasa, Allan Anguyo and Sidney Chika. Chika scored the lone goal as the Prisons side beat Proline last month to secure their first home win of the campaign.

Strikers Solomon Walusimbi and William Kiibi are expected to lead the attack for Mwebaze’s side. Walusimbi hasn’t scored in front of their home fans this campaign, but he has two goals to his name that came against Masavu and table leaders Police.