Big League Fixtures
The Saints vs Artland Koboko – Namboole
Jinja SS vs Rwenshama – Jinja SS
Mvara vs Mutundwe – Arua Hill
The Saints FC midfield enforcer Godfrey Buni says his team can take a step forward with a home victory against Artland Koboko FC on Sarturday at Namboole Stadium.
The Mukono giants suffered a 1-1 late draw at Lubiri in their FUFA Big League game last weekend but the youngstar is confident his side can get their campaign on track with victory over Badru Ssekayi’s side who sit seventh in the Rwenzori group of the FBL with hosts Saints now fourth on 11 points.
“We’re approaching the match with confidence, because we know we can achieve our goals, regardless of how good our opposition are,” he told RedPepper Online edition on Friday evening.
“We all know that we need to take an important step forward against Artland and that we absolutely have to win our home games.”
“Artland, are in a situation very similar to ours,” he told this edition. “They are a team that started the league not so well but are a team that is designed to be amongst the best.
“They have great players, but we shown that we are also capable of competing very well.”
“We have a very good squad with a balance of experienced young players; we have an exciting team and we will try to do something good this season.”
And teammate Bwire Geofrey who was stretchered off in the 1-1 draw with Mutundwe Lions said his team wish to build on the draw they earned at Lubiri with a home win against the visitors from Makindye.
“We are going for the three points on Saturday after we almost got three points at Mutundwe. We will build on that and have a good match and victory over Artland,” Bwire said.
Bwire alongside Saif Khamis will return into Mark Twinamatsiko’s team but silky forward Moris Karomunezi and Rashid Kiyini are still out injured.
Ssekyayi’s Artland will travel to Namboole on the back of a moral-boasting 2-2 draw away at second placed Baza Holdings hope to pick their first win in four league games.
“We have lost eleven points in our last four games. We are not willing to drop more becuase the target is to finish in top four before the climax of the first round,” said Ssekyayi.
Elsewhere, Mutundwe Lions visit 10th placed Mvara who have managed six points from 7 games while in the Elgon group, fourth placed Kirinya Jinja SS await third placed KJT Rweshama.
Stars to watch
Farouk Kawooya (The Saints): The young and energetic striker is a constant threat to opposing defences. He may well be the one to wreck Artland defence and lead Saints to a major victory.
Mohammed Bazirengedde (Artland): The club owner and captain is a hard working winger, who already has a goal to his credit this season. His power play upfront is a plus for Koboko as that allows other strikers to make hay.