Today @ 4.30pm
Entebbe vs. KCC – Bugonga, find http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-walker-page-dropdown.php Entebbe
SC Villa vs. Sadolin Paints – Nakivubo
Simba vs. Rwenshama – Bombo
URA vs. BUL – Lugazi
With the second half of the Uganda Premiership kicking off this evening, pharmacy ChimpReports.com takes a look at some of the leading storylines heading into its resumption.
Primarily, prostate the war between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport over who gets to keep the rights to the topflight national football league rages on and games – Lweza FC and Police FC, SC Victoria University against Kira Young and Soana FC against Express were Monday evening all postponed because the eight teams involved all have more than three players training with the U-23 team for the All Africa Games qualifier against Mozambique.
SC Villa aim for summit
SC Villa will go top of the log if they manage to register victory over Sadolin Paints FC at Namboole Stadium. Sadolin Paints F.C is out to avenge the first round board room loss to the record Uganda champions , after the Bugembe fans caused the abandonment of the game with SC Villa leading 2-1 (less than 10 minutes were remaining).
SC Villa will miss their new recruit, Abdul Karim Kasule (signed from Big league side, Katale) as he is one of the 25 players currently at the FUFA Njeru Technical center with the U-23 (Kobs)team. In Kasule’s absence, there are quite a number of other players who will fill in the void. New recruits Chrizestom Ntambi and veteran Hakim Magumba are expected to start the game.
“Our target is to win this League title and this means we need to take the second round more seriously,” Coach Sam Ssimbwa vows.
KCC’s fixture schedule
KCC the defending Champions who stopped Cameroon’s Cosmos De Bafia 1-0 last weekend in a CAF Champions League tie will also be back in action away to Entebbe FC. This is their second game in just four days for such an injury ravaged side. Defensive kingpin Ronnie Kiseka passed a late fitness test to feature on Saturday but has been completely of Tuesday’s dual and joins Francis Olaki, Savio Kabugo and Mike Birungi on the sidelines.
Despite this, coach Abdallah Mubiru says that the way the fixtures were automatically generated meant he has no reason to complain, and that come the end of the month his injury hit squad will be back to normal. Paul Mucureezi, Herman Wasswa and William Wadiri are expected to start the game in search for goals.
Army side Simba SC will host bottom placed Rwenshama FC with former Uganda Cranes midfielder Joseph Mutyaba will now be in-charge of Bidco FC after Kefa Kisala was sacked. A win for the bottom placed Rwenshama will help the club kick start a relegation battle with star player being Jamada Katabi.
Suspensions hit URA
Coach Alex Isabirye’s URA FC who came back from a goal down on two twice to defeat Madagascar club, ASSM Elegco Plus on Friday face Bul fc with first team players Sam Senkoomi and Saidi Kyeyune due to suspension. Senkoomi’s cards ascended from Soana, Vipers and Bul matches and Kyeyune was cautioned against Soana FC, Police and Bul.
Friday’s two goal hero Robert Sentongo remains the biggest threat in front of goal against the Kakindu based side sacked their head coach Kefa Kisala last week.
The safe gloves of goal keeper, Brian ‘Ziggi’ Bwete, Muhammed Feni, and Patrick Ochan’s trickery in the middle of the pack, winger Elukana Nkugwa and Striker Frank Kalanda will be key for URA. Bul will miss Hashim Sempala and Robert Achema (with Kobs at Njeru) but equally have potential replacements in Asuman Bajampola, left back, Hakim Magombe and team skipper, Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku.
Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has intensified grassroots mobilisation campaigns in different parts of the country in what appears a strategic move to popularise his anticipated candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections.
Gen Muntu has been in the Rwenzori area since last week where he is addressing political rallies.
While FDC is yet to unveil its 2016 presidential flag-bearer, information pills http://cprescue.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-post-comments-list-table.php Gen Muntu is viewed as the main opposition party’s likely choice in the much-anticipated race.
Col Kizza Besigye has since pulled out of the 2016 exercise, saying opposition should now focus on pressuring government to accept electoral reforms which include the disbandment of the electoral commission to select what he describes as a “credible leadership.”
Besigye believes that spending resources on heavy grassroots mobilisation without restructuring the headship of Electoral Commission (EC) is a waste of time as election results will be rigged in favour of the incumbent.
EC boss Badru Kiggundu maintains the electoral body is fully prepared to deliver a free and fair election.
On Monday, Muntu toured Bwera in Kasese where he addressed rallies.
He urged all FDC supporters to remain optimistic about the 2016 victory against Museveni.
“No one should take you for a ride that Museveni will leave power. Never. He is not going anywhere until we uproot him,” said Muntu, who fought alongside Museveni in the 5-year NRA struggle that saw the latter seize power in 1986.
He said Museveni’s style of leadership is not any different from that of African strongmen who rely on intimidation and jailing of opponents and suppression of dissent to entrench their rule.
“It’s not until we say ‘enough is enough’ that we will show him the exit. The power to change your well being and determining your destiny lies in your hearts. You are the agents of change; use your power,’” charged the former army commander.
In his speech, Muntu spoke about the role of the UPDF in a political transition, saying the army is sustained by the taxpayers whom it serves at their will.
“Whether he likes it or not, Museveni will go. This army does not belong to him but you,” said Muntu as the excited audience cheered on the retired military general.
Observers say Muntu’s speech in Kasese is a huge departure from his usual soft tone in criticising Museveni.
Ugandans are hugely attracted to assertive opposition leaders.