Newly promoted Rwenshama had a young exciting squad winning for fun a few months ago, but the prospect now looks rather scary as they prepare to host Express FC in the 2014/15 Uganda Premier League (UPL) on Tuesday.
Since playing winning promotion, the team from Mityana has struggled in the preseason and lost 2-0 to Police last Friday in their opening game.
Coach Shafic Bisaso missed the services of last season’s midfield revelation Gaddafi Kiwanuka who was yet to receive his FUFA-UPL playing licience after a delay in KCCA FC’s management in processing his release letter but will be hopeful to pick him against Express.
We had chances but we did not convert them,” said coach Shafic Bisaso.
They now have to rely on the industrious pair of Kiwanuka and Daniel Shabena who had a good game in the 10 minutes he played against Police to earn their first league points.
“This is to be our first game at home am happy that all the boys are in good shape to tussle it out with the experienced team in the Ugandan top league, we lacked some one who could create for the strikers last time but good enough Gaddafi has acquired his licience and he’s to feature in the game,” Bisaso adds.
Still, two second-half goals from Brian Nkuubi and Bright Haguma put Express to the sword on the opening day at Wankulukuku on Friday. The 2-0 result left the seven-time league champions second from bottom with no points after one game in the 16-team table but warning bells can wait a little as it is early days.
Nevertheless, skipper Willy Kavuma, prodigal son Noah Ssemakula and ex-SC Villa winger Simon Sserunkuma will have to be at their best if the 2011/12 champions are to leave Mityana with all points.
On the other hand, Rwenshama will look to ex-Vipers SC Robert Kimuli for inspiration. The side may also have new signing from KCC FC Gaddafi Kiwanuka available for selection after missing the opener against Police FC.
Rwenshama sit at the base of the table while Express FC lie 15th.
So the dual in Mityana between the two sides will be an epic one.
At Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo, Defending champions KCC FC who didn’t play over the weekend will kick off the title defence against early leaders Police FC minus influential midfielder Tom Masiko and defender Richard Kasagga through injury. They will also miss using Uganda Cranes winger Brian Majwega who was scheduled to travel on Monday for trials with PSL side Supersport United.
Bul coach Kefa Kisala will hope his side put up a better show away to high flying Kiira Young at Namboole after being held to a1-all draw by newly-promoted Sadolin at Kakindu in Jinja on Friday. Bul have been one of the busiest in the transfer market, recruiting both experience and youthfulness.
Midfielder Hashim Sempala has arrived from URA, Ivan Mbowa from Simba, Osama Farouk from Soana and Yusuf Kinene, a striker, from Entebbe. Others are Ivan Lubale (CRO), Johnson Lumansi (SC Villa), Umaru Mukobe (Walukuba) and Ivan Wafa, a striker from Kampala University.