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AUPL: Battle of Forces as Maroons Host UPDF FC

Azam Uganda Premier League

Maroons FC vs UPDF FC

Maroons stadium, Luzira

Tuesday, 19th, December 2017 4:30pm

The Uganda Premier League resumes this Tuesday with several games after a three week’s break following the CECAFA Senior Challenge tournament in Kenya.

Key among the games that will be played on match day 14 will be Maroons hosting UPDF FC in the battle of forces.

The two sides have had contrasting performances so far in the league with Maroons having a fair run while the army side have kept languishing at the bottom of the table.

Despite going nine games unbeaten, Maroons coach Asaph Mwebaze believes the results have not been satisfying and wants his team to turn draws into wins.

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“It is true we have not lost in nine but there are cases where we would have won. Therefore the target ahead of the game against UPDF FC is to return to winning ways,” he said.

The Prison warders have had five consecutive draws and have managed just one win at home this season ( 1-0 win against Proline).

Creative midfielder Pius Obuya who has been on national duty with the Uganda Hippos at the just concluded U20 COSAFA championship returns but the coach will determine whether he is fit to play.

On the other hand, UPDF FC will be hoping that the break has helped them rectify mistakes.

Head coach Steven Bogere indicates every point at the moment matters and thus they go to Luzira hoping for a positive result.

“The break was a blessing to us because we have had time to address the concerns on our team. We want to end the first round on a high and improve in the next round,” he stated.

UPDF FC have won just one game this season and are bottom of the table with just six points while Maroons are 10th on 17 points.

Head to Head

Maroons FC have been dominant in the last six league engagements winning three and losing just once while the other two games ended in stalemates.

The last time that UPDF FC( then still Simba FC) got victory against Maroons FC was in 2011.

Last six meetings

18/03/2016 Maroons 1-0 UPDF FC

22/09/2016 UPDF FC 0-0 Maroons

10/06/2012 Maroons 1-0 UPDF FC

16/09/2011 UPDF FC 0-0 Maroons

15/04/2011 UPDF FC 1-0 Maroons

02/11/2010 Maroons 2-1 UPDF FC

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