StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Nyamityobora FC vs Kirinya Jinja SS
Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku
Kirinya Jinja SS have shipped in nine goals in their last three games and a total of twelve in the six games they have played this season.
Last season, the Jinja based side conceded 27 goals the entire season and only 22 in their maiden league campaign(2016/17).
The rate at which the defence is leaking is worrying and head coach Charles Ayeiko believes that something must be done to mitigate the mistakes.
” We have been awful in defence this season losing games by such margins is unbearable but it’s upon me as a coach to make sure I find solutions and we get back to our feet again. ” He said.
Kirinya Jinja SS lost 4-1 to Bright Stars FC over the weekend and the target ahead of the game against Nyamityobora FC on Tuesday will be to make quick amends and return to winning ways.
” We must find ways of how we recover quickly. At such a moment we need a good result to lift our spirits again and therefore we go into the game against Nyamityobora seeking for maximum points,” added Ayieko.
Team skipper George Kasonko also shares similar sentiments with the coach and hopes the team will bounce back on Tuesday.
“We have been playing well but the results haven’t been going well on our side. I can’t say that Bright Stars beat us because we weren’t prepared. We prepared well but in a game, anything can happen. Any team can win, draw or lose in any match but we have to fight back and start winning games,” Kasonko told Kirinyajinjassfc.com before adding,
“We have to win this game; they ejected us from the Super 8 cup so we have to approach them with caution. Though I believe they beat us that time because we were still gelling with the new players who had just joined us but now we are confident of a win.”
Fred Amaku is expected to make his first start since returning from injury. He has had to come off the bench against Vipers SC and Bright Stars.
Lanky midfielder Godfrey Dada Akol returns to the team after missing the last two games through injury and suspension.
The School side will however miss goalkeeper Muhammad Didi and striker Dan Ssewava who got sent off against Vipers SC and Bright Stars respectively.
Nyamityobora FC on the other hand come into this game with relief after the point earned against URA FC moved them just above the drop zone and will hope this can motivate them.
Kirinya Jinja SS sits 11th on the log with six points while Nyamityobora FC are 13th with four points.